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Colt Diamondback 2" snub .38 Mint:

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by slick6, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. slick6

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    This is a beautiful "unfired" Diamondback snub which was very hard to find and it's the only one I have in my collection! Here are some more pictures to share with you:
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  2. ColtPythonElite

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    I would like to have it for a carry gun.
     
  3. Michael Tinker Pearce

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  4. Mark 40

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    slick, what's the chance you're beautiful unfired Diamondback becomes a beautiful fired Diamondback? Sure is sweet.
     
  5. milemaker13

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    Very nice.
     
  6. walnut1704

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    Were those 2"? or 2 1/2"? Not that it really matters. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
     
  7. FN in MT

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    I traded into one exactly like the OP's back in the mid 1970's. Carried it as an off duty gun one Winter. My only complaint the adjustable rear sight cut into clothing, snagged occasionally or I would catch the inside of my rt arm on it occasionally, scratching it. I finally took a jewelers file and broke that edge a bit, then hit it with some cold blue.

    Eventually traded it for a standard old Detective Special which I still have...box and all. Several years back my Wife was given a nickel, four inch Diamondback by her Dad. One of only half a dozen Colt's in the gun safe.
     
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  8. Speedo66

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    Beautiful gun! My only concern as a carry/duty gun is that the sights look very vulnerable.
     
  9. Rshooter

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    Nice piece.
     
  10. slick6

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    I agree that the temptation is there to desire to shoot this Diamondback but for now at least, my preference is to keep it in my collection unfired.
     
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  11. slick6

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    The barrel length is 2 1/2".
     
  12. walnut1704

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    Inspector Moore's choice...
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  13. slick6

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    Yes I remember that movie....and that 2 1/2" Diamondback .38.
     
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  14. Walkalong

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    The Diamondback fits my hand like a custom glove. I passed on a lightly rusted one for $600 about 5 or 6 years ago. Should have bought it and had it refinished.
     
  15. If1HitU

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    Sweet Diamondbacks .38 snuby revolvers.
     
  16. Cocked & Locked
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    likewise :)
     
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  17. ACES&8S

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    Great piece I wouldn't ever fire it, I have to zip mine carefully to keep admirers from cocking the unfired
    revolvers, learned that with a Python.
    I have a 4" Diamondback but not as nice as that.
    In a related story.
    I rolled my Polaris 4 wheeler over on my legs last year & had the Diamondback in a holster, but the
    first thing I thought of was if I could still reach the revolver. I fired of 3 shots then 3 more which saved
    me a lot of worry when help came quickly.
    The Colt & Polaris were ok & so was I.
    I wear a different but dependable gun now so I won't damage the Diamondback.
     
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