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1970 Colt Cobra

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    Congrats on your Cobra.

    I was fortunate to find a Detective Special at a LGS a while back.

    Love those Colt snubbies.

    Image.jpg 1974 Detective Special
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    Beautiful revolver and made to a standard of fit and finish that can only be dreamed of today.

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    That was is very nice! Congrats
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    They got one at my local gun store " used" looks like it has never been shot in very like new condition. They say 1966 and the price on it is $2,500.00
    I would like to get it but the price seems high. I hear the Colts hold value very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBuckwheat View Post
    They got one at my local gun store " used" looks like it has never been shot in very like new condition. They say 1966 and the price on it is $2,500.00
    I would like to get it but the price seems high. I hear the Colts hold value very well.
    One what? That sounds like a python price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    Congrats on your Cobra.

    I was fortunate to find a Detective Special at a LGS a while back.

    Love those Colt snubbies.

    Image.jpg 1974 Detective Special
    click image to enlarge....

    Regards,

    FlaRon

    That is beautiful. I would like to add a DS and agent of the same year ( 1970 ) to accompany the Cobra.... I am already on the hunt. I also want a 2.5" python.....

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    Great looking gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Looks to be in exceptional condition.

    ^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^^^


    For the minimal wear on the edges of the cylinder, the grips look teriffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    That is beautiful. I would like to add a DS and agent of the same year ( 1970 ) to accompany the Cobra.... I am already on the hunt. I also want a 2.5" python.....
    I wish you all the luck in the world finding those three at resonable prices.

    I fell across the DS sitting in the used gun section of one of my LGS looking lonely and blue and with a very low price tag (under $400).

    Down in my area most folks are looking for the latest bottomfeeder so revolvers are often overlooked.

    I had cash in my pocket (a bad habit for me when going into gun shops) and we got the price down a bit more.

    She cleaned up well and has those rub spots that show holster wear and character.

    Sometimes the bargins find you when your are just out window shopping.

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    The python won't be reasonable at all unfortunately, but I am confident I can find a DS and Agent at reasonable prices...

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    What was the last year Colt made the DS's? I'm curious and might be on the hunt also. I was dreaming of a Taurus .38 sp for my May birthday but they are now sold out at Davidson's for the one I wanted. (I started a thread for that) But, these vintage pieces have piqued my interest after you bad boys started this thread. So many guns, so little time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAO.Diva View Post
    What was the last year Colt made the DS's? I'm curious and might be on the hunt also. I was dreaming of a Taurus .38 sp for my May birthday but they are now sold out at Davidson's for the one I wanted. (I started a thread for that) But, these vintage pieces have piqued my interest after you bad boys started this thread. So many guns, so little time.
    27–86 I think in the 90's they did a special run with bobbed hammers too. You really want the pre-bankruptcy Colts. Which are 1927-1986

    There are over 60 on gunbroker at this time:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Revolvers/B...ective+special
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    Update..... Finally got some 158 LSWC for her. This weapon was MADE to shoot these. I shot them much better than anything else.

    This is the result of a 12 foot distance, draw from the pocket and moving laterally and away from left to right while firing using the point shooting method ..... this target is stapled to a standard IDPA cardboard target so all six shots were where I wanted them to be. I could not be happier. All of my groupings were similar on this range trip.

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    Then I moved back to 12 yards and fired six shots all DAO, all aimed but fast at the target. This looks like the average grouping from that range. I still want to take my time and take slow aimed shots but that is not my style.... maybe tomorrow. I adjusted my trigger pull on this weapon and I am still little left but getting better every day. It is just going to take work to adjust to the new trigger pull. With time it will get better.... it is much different than the LCR, the Taurus 651, and the Smith mp340... but I like it. I am ordering a tyler-t for it to see how that works for me. I still prefer the LCR trigger but this trigger is growing on me.

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    This old colt shoots way better than I do.....


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    I also weighed it out loaded and unloaded..... using 158gr LSWC .38

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    In comparison to my .357 LCR with 125gr JHP .357 magnum rounds and the boot grip....

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    I'll have to disagree with AZ on a couple points, the Dick Specials were nice little revolvers up to and including 1992 (1986 began the four year strike). Colt entered chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in '92, reintroduced the Dick Specials in 1993 and ran them to 1995, then brought out the DS in stainless as the SF-VI, as a replacement for the Detective Special. In 1997 they introduced DS II (those two models, the DS II and SF-VI, are the ones I'd look at closely before buying), and I believe Colt stopped their production of revolvers in late 1999.
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