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My First snubby, Diamondback

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dgroff85, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. dgroff85

    dgroff85 Member

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    I finally picked a Colt Diamondback and ended up buying this gem. I know the box and papers aren't correct for this gun with a born date of 1967, but she was just to clean to pass up.

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  2. Ky Larry

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    You've just committed yourself to a lifetime of lust and poverty. Once the Snake addiction bites, there's no hope. Enjoy.;)
     
  3. pendennis

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    Right up there about 9.99 out of ten on the "cool" scale.

    Now all you need are the Mustang, tweed sport coat, and blue turtleneck, and you can be Steve McQueen (Bullitt) incarnate!!!

    Congrats!
     
  4. Guillermo

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    Colt Diamondbacks are a disease

    Trust me...after 5 and still looking...the only thing stopping me is price.
     
  5. dgroff85

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    Trust me, I know all about the colt snake bite, that leads to empty wallet fever. This year for colt snake guns.

    2 pythons
    2 anacondas
    1 diamondback :)
     
  6. Guillermo

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    BTW

    Of my 5 DBs, two are snubs...and none look as good as yours.

    Beautiful gun
     
  7. 22-rimfire

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    I have a couple of the 22 snubbies. Still looking for a as-new 38spl for a fair price. Congrats on the nice Diamondback. Box looks good too!

    My only Colt 38spl snubbie is a Det Special. It's a shooter.
     
  8. dgroff85

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    I really wanted a 22 Diamondback, but I settled for a 38
     
  9. ColtPythonElite

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    There's not a classier, more useful snub carry piece out there...congrats.
     
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    Nice find,I wouldnt have passed that up either ! I dont have the snake bite but I do have an older in great cond. Colt lawman MK III .357 snubber and I fell in love with it when a friend wanted to give it up.Now I want another snub nose pistol to start my collection :D Good luck with your new snubber, it's a nice piece !
     
  11. 22-rimfire

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    I agree it is a very classy revolver! The Diamondback 22 snubbies are rather difficult to find. Just about any one of them is a keeper.
     
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    I bought one three days ago with a BAD finish, but it's a shooter for sure!
     
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    Very nice aquisition, especially for your first snubby!
     
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    I only have two Diamondbacks...a .22, 6" and a .38, 4". Tha only one that likes them more than myself...is my grandson. I think he would shoot that .22 all day.

    When I got the .38...ummm about '73, I remember how hard it was to choose between the snub and the 4". I like 'em both and you found a good one!

    To top it off, Colts work great for left hand shooters.

    Mark
     
  15. dgroff85

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    took her outside to get some better photos
     
  16. 4v50 Gary

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    Nice 2" snubbie Diamondback.
     
  17. Guillermo

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    while admittedly picking nits....2.5"

    :D
     
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    I am completely and utterly jealous!
     
  19. ultramag44

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    The OP stated he wanted a .22

    Last spring I saw a 4" .22 Diamondback on GB. It either had a worn finish or bad camera flash. I took a chance and had the only bid.

    When it arrived @ my LGS, we opened the box to find a 99% gun! My LGS Offered me $100.00 over what I paid, then upped it to $200.00.

    I later found a correct box / paperwork on GB.
     
  20. dgroff85

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    I wish that i had a 99% Diamondback 22. I looked for a long time and settled for this snubby. One day, i will find a good deal. Any pics of yours?
     
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    How true... The best argument IMO for owning a Colt DA revolver.

    By the way.... Nice Weapon!!!
     
  22. ultramag44

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    I'll post pics tonight.

    On mah iPhone @ work right now! ;)
     
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    I was going to add something witty. But the comment above is just aces.
     
  24. dgroff85

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    Oh, your diamondback is only a 4" ;) I had to order a 8" anaconda to compensate for my diamondback snubby.
     
  25. ultramag44

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    Photobucket's not behaving tonight! :banghead: I'll upload pics when it's working agin.
     
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