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Old February 07, 2018, 00:57   #1
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New Colt "Snake" Gun - with pics

Just picked up an NIB Colt Cobra from a gal who won it at the local Friends of NRA banquet. This one is the NRA edition with the cobra emblem cut into both sides of the wood grips. The cool factor is high but I haven't gotten to shoot it yet since our local range is under 2' of snow at the moment. The grips look great and fit my hands well. Double action trigger is really nice - light and smooth with just a slight amount of stack before the break. The red fiber optic front sight shows up well. Fit and finish are pretty good but of course not in the same class as the older Colt wheelguns. Still, I'm diggin' it and happy to see Colt making double action revolvers again. Anyone else have one of these?












The snubby family. Clockwise from top left: S&W 642, Colt Cobra, S&W 10, Ruger SP101.

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Old February 07, 2018, 10:00   #2
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Have one, but think it's a "King Cobra". .357 Mag., four inch barrel and all that on a D frame. Pretty sure there was a .38 Special in a smaller frame named "Cobra" sort of like a Detective Special.

Great guns, always liked Colt six shooters. Will be waiting to see your pics, had not heard about Colt re-introducing the Wheel-gun.
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Are the parts machined on these new Colts? Or MIM?
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Old February 07, 2018, 14:08   #4
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Love the D frame Colts. Last show I got a great deal on a Detective Special made in 1969. Revolver prices seem to have gone down since everyone wants the latest greatest plastic gun so $300 was a great deal. Gun is very tight and shows little wear.

The new DS is supposed to have a great trigger and all the press on it gives that trigger the most attention. I have seen pictures of production guns that I question the fit and finish. I never buy a new production gun, I wait for the bugs to be worked out.
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Have a pair of Colt Cobras, a first generation (non shrouded ejector rod) and second generation (Shrouded ejector rod). I am very interested to see new Colt wheel guns coming out. At price of vintage Diamondbacks and Pythons, Colt could likely do well if hold up their quality on re-releases.
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Old February 08, 2018, 16:26   #6
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Once upon a time I had a first generation Detective Special. Man that was a great little gun and I shot it really well. Alas, like a dummy, I let it get away from me.
Some years ago I bought my wife a new Detective Special....a third generation gun I think. It has the rubber grips with the Colt medallions. Sweet little gun, she shoots it better than I do.
I ran across another DS a while back, and being a sucker for Colt revolvers, I got it. It's a second gen gun.
I traded another revolver for a Colt Cobra .38 awhile back. Nickeled, with the box and all the hangtags and paperwork. I haven't shot it yet, itching for the weather to turn nice so I can.
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Old February 17, 2018, 23:39   #7
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Added some pics of the new pony to my original post.
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Old February 18, 2018, 00:52   #8
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Looks great, my old one shoots 148 grain wad cutters dead on. Good luck with the new toy.
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Old February 21, 2018, 12:32   #9
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I am a Colt Snake gun fan. Nice pick up. I want a new cobra but I have not seen one locally yet.
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Good to see these coming back.
Colt lost me years ago, and now maybe they'll have a customer again.
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Old March 17, 2018, 18:26   #12
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It's a keeper!

Well the snow is melting off so I finally got out to the range today. Ran thru a box of reloads with 148 wadcutters over 2.8 grains Bullseye. Shot exactly to point of aim at 15 yards. The trigger makes for very smooth and quick shooting in double action. Trigger reset is slightly longer than a S&W so short stroke can happen if you don't let off enough before pulling again. Single action is also nice although more on par with my other revolvers.
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