Why did Colt go with a snake theme with its revolvers?


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Croyance
June 10, 2006, 10:17 PM
Colts are horses and there are many different kinds. So why did Colt end up with the whole snake theme with its revolvers?

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dfariswheel
June 11, 2006, 12:53 AM
It all started with the Python in 1955.

There was a contest inside Colt to name the new gun, and "Python" won.
Since the Diamondback looked like a smaller Python, the Diamondback name seemed appropriate.

Colt just carried through with the snake theme on succeeding models.

While a horse theme might seem more appropriate, I don't quite see a "Clydesdale" or a "Morgan" and a "Jackass" is right out, although a "Burro" might fit a small field gun.

Old Fuff
June 11, 2006, 01:24 AM
Ah...........

What about the Cobra??? (1950) :)

dfariswheel
June 11, 2006, 02:56 PM
Sorry... brain lock.
I forgot that the Cobra was the first "snake" Colt.

Old Fuff
June 11, 2006, 05:42 PM
The only reason I'm so smart (?????????) :D

Is because I bought one of the first Cobra's in..... 1950 :cool:

dfariswheel
June 11, 2006, 07:29 PM
That's nice, but wait until you see my new Colt "Shetland" revolver.

Standing Wolf
June 11, 2006, 11:35 PM
Say what you will about Colt's snake names, they're at least easier to remember than Smith & Wesson's illogical model numbers.

noresttill
June 12, 2006, 12:01 AM
I must agree with the above.

Also, I would much rather get bit by a python than kicked by a draft. So...

Jesse

dfariswheel
June 12, 2006, 01:07 AM
"they're at least easier to remember than Smith & Wesson's illogical model numbers."

That's for sure.
I remember when S&W started assigning those jumbled number ID's to S&W autos.

They actually sent dealers a large wheel-like cardboard device to figure out what they all meant.

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