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1967 Colt Cobra Snubby...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by silversport, Sep 26, 2010.

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  1. silversport

    silversport Member

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    ...I have to say that I may not have given the D frames their proper due in the past based on my previous experience...my first handgun was a sweet looking blue Colt Diamondback snub back in 1984...it had been messed with internally by a "gunsmith"...I sent took it to someone who was supposed to be a Colt 'Smith and he put it back to original...I never warmed to the pistol and I recall it having a narrow smooth trigger that I never cared for...

    ...a year later when I bought my duty Colt Python, I was in heaven but that Diamondback had to go...no Detective Special I felt since changed my mind on the D Frame Colts...

    ...last week I decided to finally as to fondle this Colt Cobra...it had been sitting in various cabinets at this store for over a year (IIRC) and even though I preferred the newer shrouded ejector rod, I had to feel the Cobra...

    ...boy was this sweet...grooved "target" trigger and that sweet action no Smith and Wesson "J" can match neither in single or double...it was then I noticed to that it appeared to have never been shot and looked like new...and man if that 1st issue look didn't look sweet...didn't hurt that I watched "The Detective with Frank Sinatra either...

    ...this week I went in and saw the "sale" price was gone and it had returned to the ridiculously high price that helped keep me from looking at it before...then came the sales guy..."I can make you a great deal on that if you're really interested."...I told him, I hope better than last week because it was $105 less...he said, well, "That sale is over but I can get you a nice price."...he looked it up in the computer and talked with another worker there and came back with a $150 better price...I said "Let's do this then."...and I bought it...

    ...serial number lists to 1967 and it is a beauty...and I'll admit to being wrong all these years about at least this D Frame Colt...just wanted to share...

    Bill


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  2. joe_security

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    Thats a classic, and money well spent. I see you picked the Safariland speedloaders. Good job. Colt=Quality. Great off duty carry !
     
  3. Rusty Dusty

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    Nice score, that's a real beauty. I agree with you about the older Colt's, my 1966 manufactured Python is the sweetheart of my collection. I've been looking for that very same Cobra myself, they don't seem to be growing on trees around here, especially in that condition. Well done.

    Rusty
     
  4. Lucky Derby

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    Very nice. congrats.
    A Cobra or Agent is on my want list. I had a DS for a while, but I found it to be to heavy for a pocket gun and to small for a belt gun. I have the same issue with steel J frames.
     
  5. Shear_stress

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    That Cobra is in great shape! Most of the ones I've seen have large swaths of the anodizing rubbed offed.
     
  6. silversport

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    thanks guys...good eye joe security...
    Bill
     
  7. SwampWolf

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    Last year, I bought an as new Cobra with box and papers at an OGCA gun show. What's not to like about a revolver that weighs the same as a Smith Airweight J-frame, carries 20% more ammunition and has a superior trigger? My revolver shoots very high @ 25 yards though and only comes close to poa/poi @ 15 yards or less. I plan on doing a lot of experimenting with ammunition having different bullet weights-but no +Ps with this little light-weight.
     
  8. Vern Humphrey

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    I wouldn't give it a thought -- how many defensive shootings occur beyond 15 yards?
     
  9. doc2rn

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    I believe the 158 gr wadcutter was the ideal round for the Cobra, nowadays most are 130-125 gr low recoil rounds.
     
  10. AirForceShooter

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    +1 on the 158 WC

    AFS
     
  11. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Really Nice Find-

    An old [pre-72] Colt Cobra in .38 Special is all I need to complete my D-frame
    collection. As posted many times here at THR, I own 2x 1966 blued Dick
    Specials, a factory nickel 1971 Dick Special [test fired only 6 rounds], and
    a very early production (1972) polished blued Colt Agent; with the enclosed
    ejector rod housing. All of these are "SAFE QUEENS"; as I have not "manned
    up" to carrying these as my CCW~! :eek: :uhoh: Enjoy ;)
     
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