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Why did Colt go with a snake theme with its revolvers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Croyance, Jun 10, 2006.

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  1. Croyance

    Croyance Member

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    Colts are horses and there are many different kinds. So why did Colt end up with the whole snake theme with its revolvers?
     
  2. dfariswheel

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    It all started with the Python in 1955.

    There was a contest inside Colt to name the new gun, and "Python" won.
    Since the Diamondback looked like a smaller Python, the Diamondback name seemed appropriate.

    Colt just carried through with the snake theme on succeeding models.

    While a horse theme might seem more appropriate, I don't quite see a "Clydesdale" or a "Morgan" and a "Jackass" is right out, although a "Burro" might fit a small field gun.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    Ah...........

    What about the Cobra??? (1950) :)
     
  4. dfariswheel

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    Sorry... brain lock.
    I forgot that the Cobra was the first "snake" Colt.
     
  5. Old Fuff

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    The only reason I'm so smart (?????????) :D

    Is because I bought one of the first Cobra's in..... 1950 :cool:
     
  6. dfariswheel

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    That's nice, but wait until you see my new Colt "Shetland" revolver.
     
  7. Standing Wolf

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    Say what you will about Colt's snake names, they're at least easier to remember than Smith & Wesson's illogical model numbers.
     
  8. noresttill

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    I must agree with the above.

    Also, I would much rather get bit by a python than kicked by a draft. So...

    Jesse
     
  9. dfariswheel

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    "they're at least easier to remember than Smith & Wesson's illogical model numbers."

    That's for sure.
    I remember when S&W started assigning those jumbled number ID's to S&W autos.

    They actually sent dealers a large wheel-like cardboard device to figure out what they all meant.
     
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