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Colt revolver folks

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by earthworm, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. earthworm

    earthworm Member

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    What's the difference between the Colt Cobra & the Colt Agent? Aren't both aluminum-frame 6-shot .38SPL snubs?
     
  2. Guillermo

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    Agent was a "budget" Cobra.

    Parkerized finish. Grips were a little shorter.

    Great carry guns.
     
  3. earthworm

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    Much obliged.
     
  4. blazer610

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    I don't see anything budget about either of these Colts. Originally the Agent had a shorter grip frame and grip. Later all D frame guns received the shorter grip frame. Afterward, the Cobra came with a larger set of grips compared to the Agent's short grip. The Agent was 1 ounce lighter than the Cobra. I have later examples of both the revolvers and I'm unable to see any other difference, especially where quality or budget is concerned.
     
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    Several years after production ended for the Cobra, the Agent was produced with a matte blue and parkerized finish. Perhaps that's what the other poster referred to as budget.

    My Agent is a third issue polished blue finish and the Cobra is a second issue with blue finish.
     
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    The original difference was that the Agent had the shorter gripframe.

    When they changed all the D-frames to the shorter gripframe, the Agent and Cobra were identical except for markings.

    After D-frame production stopped, the agent was brought back for a short time with the matte/parkerized finish. This saved money as it bypassed the final polish step
     
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    Gentlemen:

    We must reconize that the parkerized COLT AGENT reared its ugly head
    during the "strike year's" at Colt~! Otherwise, the highly polished blued Agents
    were "up to snuff"; alongside the Dick Special, and Cobra~! ;) :D
     
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    My '69 high polish blue Agent took offense to the term "budget". Only the strike years Agents were matte finish and were still the same on the inside.
     
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    It is true that the later guns are the same except for the finish. However, the frames are neither blued or parkerized, because they are aluminum.
     
  10. Pancake81

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    I think the deep blued Agents are just as beautiful as any other Colt.
     
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