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Early Colt Cobra

This is a discussion on Early Colt Cobra within the Wheelguns forums, part of the Armory category; Stopped by a LGS yesterday, and saw the old Colt Cobra (LW Detective Special). A good bit of holster wear, but still tight, no end ...


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Old May 4th, 2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Early Colt Cobra

Stopped by a LGS yesterday, and saw the old Colt Cobra (LW Detective Special).

A good bit of holster wear, but still tight, no end shake, good bore and chambers in the cylinder, and a VERY smooth trigger, both DA and SA.

Needless to say; it followed me home.



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Old May 4th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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Good for Rick! Nice gun!
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Old May 5th, 2014, 05:01 AM   #3
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I had one (1967 vintage)...very nice...felt better in my hand and lighter than my S&W 642 Centennial with one more chamber...I used Federal Nyclad as those old revolvers don't like a steady diet of +P...

Check out Frank Sinatra in "The Detective"...

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Old May 25th, 2015, 09:34 AM   #4
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I remember those guns, well made, accurate, light...and I always like the 6th shot...
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Old May 25th, 2015, 10:56 AM   #5
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Very nice..... congrats on the find.
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Old May 25th, 2015, 11:17 AM   #6
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Glad y'all like it!
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Glad y'all like it!
Even though this tread is somewhat dated, that is a very nice Colt you found there, hope you still have it...
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Old May 25th, 2015, 05:38 PM   #8
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Classic Colt, quality! Id *love* to have a King Cobra! But I dont have the money to even thing of getting one...

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Old May 25th, 2015, 07:48 PM   #9
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Even though this tread is somewhat dated, that is a very nice Colt you found there, hope you still have it...
Yes Sir; it's not getting away.
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Old May 26th, 2015, 04:54 AM   #10
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Nice looking revolver. I like the nostalgia of the older firearms which attests to the "thinking of the day" when designing and manufacturing a firearm. I know that advances have been made in materials and manufacturing of firearms over the centuries. And production costs are always in play when designing, manufacturing, and assembly of a firearm. I am always on the lookout for vintage firearm in good shape. While no firearm is "perfect", the longevity of the 1911 and its popularity today attests to a design that still works in the 21 century......I find that utterly amazing!
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^^^^ 1911s are my favorites, too.

I currently have seven.
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Old July 4th, 2015, 03:32 PM   #12
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That's a nice one. You didn't trail bread crumbs to help it "follow" you home, did you?
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That's a nice one. You didn't trail bread crumbs to help it "follow" you home, did you?
Nope.

Matter of fact, another followed me home Thursday; a four inch 1957 Colt Official Police in .38spl, complete with lanyard loop.

It's got a good bit of finish wear, but is all original, mechanically sound, with a good bore, and a great trigger in both DA and SA.

I'll have to get some pics, and start another thread soon.
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Old July 5th, 2015, 04:17 AM   #14
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Now your just bragging!!!

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Nope.

Matter of fact, another followed me home Thursday; a four inch 1957 Colt Official Police in .38spl, complete with lanyard loop.

It's got a good bit of finish wear, but is all original, mechanically sound, with a good bore, and a great trigger in both DA and SA.

I'll have to get some pics, and start another thread soon.
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