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Colts small snake

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ColtPythonElite, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

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    Just a thread opposite of my big snake one from last week. Throw up your Cobras.:)

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  2. Dr.Rob

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    Wow those white grips make it look like a completely different animal.
     
  3. Guillermo

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    CPE,

    I gave away my DS...you are making me question that decision.

    Nice Cobras
     
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    CPE, who made the white ones? My hands need the extension but I need more stuff between the web of the hand and the frame.
     
  5. ColtPythonElite

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    Red,

    I don't know who made them. They have no markings on the inside.
     
  6. Guillermo

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    got a white pair of grips just like that on ebay right now
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Nice group, the same and diverse just my style.

    Unfortunately no Cobras here.
    More into older S&W snubbies.
    I do like your Cobras, especially the front one with the TT grip. It looks like it has been around the block a time of two.

    I do have a Green DS that is pretty sweet to shoot so I "kinda" know the feeling.:D
     
  8. ColtPythonElite

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    Guillermo,

    Got a link to those grips on eBay? I can find plain white ones, but none with the factory Colt emblems like on my gun.
     
  9. Guillermo

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    touche'

    I did not notice.

    Was searching for some walnut "non target" grips and noticed them in passing.
     
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    My well worn 1951 Cobra. I like the Herritt's which give an extra bit for holding onto.
     
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    I have had the Herrett "Shooting Ace" grips installed on all of my various J-frame Smiths for decades. I don't know if Herrett still makes them or not but they are my absolute favorite grips for smaller frame revolvers. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate a set for my Cobra. Did you get yours recently, Seamore2001, and, if so, where from, if I may ask?
     
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  13. Guillermo

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    my Cobra is old. (1955)The old girl has little blue left...and the "blue" is largely purple.

    I rescued her for 225 out the door last year. Had to clean rust off the barrel.

    She is not a "show pony" like you guys have....but I gave the old nag a good home.

    And BTW...her trigger is incredible.

    I call her Margaret Thatcher.
    She ain't pretty but she does the job like a champ!
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Now that is a handgun with character and beauty.

    My DS is worn parkerised green where yours is purple.
    No rust but it is pretty rough and from the same era , wish I could say the trigger is outstanding but mine is just above average.

    $260 OTD a few months back. Thought I might even look inside this one, but the "just above average" has me thinking gun smith. I can wait on a broken one to learn with.

    I'd definately have bought yours too even at $260, most are over $300 here, just because of the little horse. I also like the plum color some of the older ones get and that one would have caught my eye. Nice snag/save.
     
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    Hi SwampWolf,

    The Herritt's were new old stock - I bought them a year or so ago from a guy who posts in the classifieds on a number of boards - I think his handle is "Robb". Anyway, I had a tough time finding stocks that fit the old longer D-frame until these came along. The shorter stocks that don't surround the bottom like the Herritt's just don't fit well for me.

    One key for aftermarket stocks on the D-Frame is that they support the rebound pivot pin. Many aftermarket stocks don't do a good job. You can see on the cylinder of my Cobra marks that were caused when the pin came loose, causing a number of other parts to get out of kilter, ultimately causing the cylinder to slip out of position and rub against the frame. It was a mess. A short visit at the "spa" in Hartford put everything right - I would not advise most folks to try to smith these guns themselves unless they're exceptionally skilled at this sort of thing and have the Kuhnhausen manual handy.

    Oh yeah - CPE - that's a nice collection of small snakes. Thanks for starting this thread.
     
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  16. Guillermo

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    I was an impulse purchase. Was in a pawn shop with a buddy, he was there picking up a lawaway. (a plastic bottom-feeding, brass-chucker)

    Saw the old girl with cheesy plastic "stag" grips and rust on the ejection rod and barrel. But the bore was good...the action sweet.

    I carry "Mags" when I have to disarm (like going to a school). I figure losing her to a thief would suck, but not as bad as losing one of the Diamondbacks that I usually carry.



    before she got wood furniture IMGP2269.jpg
     
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    Nice:D, I have a few cheesy old grips I can't seem to throw away either.
     
  18. Ala Dan

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    I don't own any small snakes [Cobra's]; but I did sleep in a Motel 6 last night~!

    Now, I do own three Colt Dick Special's; 2x blued models from 1966 (my
    years) in Uncle Sams U. S. Army; and a factory fresh near 99 per center from
    1971. The '71 model is a factory nickel, 2" model with the proper immaculate
    grips; and has only been test fired a total of six rounds. Sorry, no pics are
    hereby available; as I haven't learned the "ins and outs" of posting pics on
    this new/old 'puter~! ;) :D
     
  19. Guillermo

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    actually I gave them away.

    Some fellow mentioned that he collected them so I dropped them in the mail to him.

    Always happy to help out a fellow gun guy...even with "interesting" taste in grips
     
  20. SwampWolf

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    That's a nice way of saying it. I don't think I've ever seen uglier grips in my time-and I've seen a lot of grips over the past sixty years or so. :barf:
     
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