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Just traded a kel tec pf9 for a King Cobra

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by steelyblue, Aug 30, 2008.

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  1. steelyblue

    steelyblue Member

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    I got my first Colt!!! It is like new 3" King Cobra in Stainless. I traded a kel tec pf 9 and some extras plus $20 for it. How much is this gun worth? I can't wait to shoot it!!! Anyone else have one?
     
  2. Shade00

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    Umm - you made out like a bandit, especially if you think about it this way - you traded a piece of plastic for a stainless hunk of awesome.

    I'm not sure how uncommon the 3" barrel is, but King Cobras are routinely going in excess of $600 - usually more. They are fine guns, and although not as tuned as a Python, will serve you well and look good doing it.
     
  3. steelyblue

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    It may be 2 1/2. I haven't measured it. I got it from a local pawnshop, but I'm visiting my mother and she doesn't like guns. When I get it home, I'll post pics and look at it some more. Last time I was here I found 2 remington shotguns for $300. I've been wanting a Colt for a while. Do they still make them? I'm a 1911 guy, so I don't know revolvers very well.
     
  4. jparham

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    Colt only makes SA revolvers now.
     
  5. steelyblue

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    The trigger pull is a lot shorter than my 686 was. I also like the fact that the fornt sight is not part of the barrel. Do they make night sights for it?

    Is it possible to lighten up the trigger a bit?

    I know, I'm asking too many ?'s, but I'm excited when I get a steal!!!
     
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    Let me ask you this: Did you have the Kel-tec loaded and pointed at the man as you made the trade?:evil: Because that sounds like a heck of a deal to me.
     
  7. Loomis

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    Colt only makes rifles and 1911s now. They sell SAA but I'm told those are actually made by uberti and colt just puts their name on them. They don't even offer DA revolvers anymore. Haven't for years.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it will be 2.5 inches when you measure it.
    There were only a few, I mean only a handlful of 3 inchers made and I think the 3 inch ones had fixed sights.
    2.5 inch tubed King Cobras are very tough to find. You got yourself an excellent deal there.
    The 2.5 inch Blued ones are the toughest followed by the stainless 2.5's.

    Nice piece, congrats.

    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
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    somewhere out there, there is an idiot who used to own a Colt King Cobra.......


    you must have met the sucker born that minute....you made out better than anyone should. congrats on your deal. those dont come around very often.
     
  10. Loomis

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    Maybe it's a stolen gun.
     
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    That's a great trade! :) The reverse would not have been. ;)
     
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    A $200 gun for a $1000 gun, send me the name of this trading fool!
     
  13. steelyblue

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    I got some pics of my new Colt. Yes, I got a deal I couldn't pass up!!! Oh and it is 2.5". I bought some 38's and some 357 rounds for it. I plan on shooting it Tuesday, because the range is closed tomorrow. I wonder if I should leave it unfired. It has never been used.
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  14. Loomis

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    If it really is unfired, i'd not have the heart to shoot it.
     
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    How much of the serial number is required to find the date it was built?
     
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    If it didn't have that turn ring on the cylinder I wouldn't fire it. But since it does, I'd wouldn't hesitate. :evil:
     
  17. steelyblue

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    Oh wow, I didn't notice the turn ring. I have never seen a revolver with absolutely no powder on it before. They were very good at cleaning this gun. Other than the ring and a couple of faint scratches, I can't find any evidence of wear. Even the steel under the shell extractor is clean. I never could clean my 686 this well.
     
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    You will have to call the factory for the DOB. KCs are too new for published data on dates.
     
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    Do any experts know how many were made. It has a K03--C. That seems like a rather low number.
     
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    It is likely only Colt knows how many were made, and they are unlikely to share that information.
     
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    Steelyblue,

    Congrats on your new Colt!!! :D To shoot or not to shoot....... as I don't buy to collect , but collect to shoot, I'd shoot it.

    I just picked up a 6" Nickle Python unfired..... took it to the range yesterday. As I was laying my stuff out a young member of my club said I'd knock 30% off the value of the gun. I told him that may be true as I loaded it up with a wheel of 180g XTP's.... :evil: shoots very well and she'll see the deer woods this season.

    If it is a really special/rare gun, sure, put it aside for future generations, but don't keep it in the dark. Take it out once in a while to show it that's it is loved, just like your shooters! :rolleyes:
     
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    Sweet trade.

    You may check online for some serial number history.
     
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    That's like trading a Yugo for a Jaguar
     
  24. peyton

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    Shoot that Colt!!
     
  25. steelyblue

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    OK, you guys convinced me(I didn't really need it). I'll shoot it tomorrow.
     
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