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detroit360
February 12, 2014, 04:35
colt diamondbacks $1500 up to?6000 bucks, even I, and I am partial to colts, think this is absolutely insane, what are they the actually made out of diamonds?

Retired Bum
February 12, 2014, 07:14
I have a pair of Colt D-backs. A .22lr and a .38 Special. Both are four inch and blued with the factory checkered walnut grips. I took them to a gunshow last November with the idea of using them for trade or selling them. The best offer I got was $600 for the pair. The dealers wanted them but they just didn't want to cough up any serious money. So I put them back into my safe and there they will remain next to the six inch blued Python.

You know how it is with dealers. If you own it then it is worthless but if they own it then it is priceless.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Nomad, 2nd
February 12, 2014, 22:47
They've been going up.

I've got a 4" .38 with box in the upper 90's (%) I traded $620 worth of AR for....

I like them far better than the python I had. If it were in .22... I'd likely use the hell out of it.

FUUN063
February 13, 2014, 00:02
I sold both my 6" Diamondbacks, one a .22LR and the other a .38 Special, for $600.00 a piece about 4 years ago. Dealers did not want to give that for both, but I kept walking around at shows and an individual bought both.


Leland

SWOHFAL
February 13, 2014, 01:30
I'd rather sell to a individual who would shoot and love them than a dealer, even if the latter paid more.

Timber Wolf
February 13, 2014, 08:21
I sold both my 6" Diamondbacks, one a .22LR and the other a .38 Special, for $600.00 a piece about 4 years ago. Dealers did not want to give that for both, but I kept walking around at shows and an individual bought both.Leland

That was probably a good price to get for them 4 years ago. I would pay $600 plus a little inflation-adjusted premimum for them today.:wink:

TenTea
February 13, 2014, 10:03
Supply & Demand

+

nostalgia
(embodied in the desire for old school craftsmanship)

+

fear
(promoted by government infringement)

+

inflation
(promoted by governmental market mischief)

=

one helluva market
(for high condition vintage guns)

brunop
February 13, 2014, 13:06
I like them far better than the python I had...


Heresy!!

:mad:

K. Funk
February 14, 2014, 19:31
In my auction going experience, both Diamondbacks and Troopers have to be near mint to bring big money. Any signs of use and they drop off a cliff.

krf

angusmac
March 01, 2014, 09:44
several years back that came to me unturned in the box, Blued .22. I couldn't stand that it hadn't been fired and after 24 rounds decided to trade it for a .243 Varmint Special............ Man if we had a crystal ball! :cry:

CWizard
March 01, 2014, 20:13
I rather keep mine than sell it for $600.

VALMET
March 04, 2014, 19:52
colt diamondbacks $1500 up to?6000 bucks, even I, and I am partial to colts, think this is absolutely insane, what are they the actually made out of diamonds?

I have to agree- all of the Colt snake guns, while well-built and very nice seem ridiculously high priced in the past few years. I'm more of a S&W guy myself and can appreciate the Colts but can't fathom their prices (and I'm sure some of them actually bring that kind of $)

Timber Wolf
March 07, 2014, 07:41
I have to agree- all of the Colt snake guns, while well-built and very nice seem ridiculously high priced in the past few years. I'm more of a S&W guy myself and can appreciate the Colts but can't fathom their prices (and I'm sure some of them actually bring that kind of $)

Not really, it is just the same 3-4 guys selling them back and forth running the price up.:uhoh: Like the stock market, "pump and dump".

Mark IV
March 08, 2014, 23:38
I remember buying a Colt Python Blue, 6" NIB for $350.

Who knew?

M62/M76
March 12, 2014, 05:29
LGS, has a mint Diamondback, 38spcl, 4inch barrel, for $1,000.00
still seems high.

glad I just got a NIB Ruger SP101 for $400.00, NIB.