Have a chance to pick up a Colt Diamdback 38

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    Have a chance to pick up a Colt Diamdback 38

    It is in excellent condition. I have to use a revolver in a bunch of drills with Mas, I've been using a K Frame and a J Frame and I've gotten fairly proficient but I have a real fondness for Colts. Is the D-Back serviceable for using a lot?
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    The Diamondback is the .38 version of the Python. It should serve you very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by threefeathers View Post
    It is in excellent condition. I have to use a revolver in a bunch of drills with Mas, I've been using a K Frame and a J Frame and I've gotten fairly proficient but I have a real fondness for Colts. Is the D-Back serviceable for using a lot?
    Serviceable and a joy to shoot, same as the Python.
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    This is where, in a balanced world, all the "keep all your guns the same platform" naysayers should jump out of the woodwork and chide you for choosing a gun where the cylinder release works opposite to that of the J and K frames... you know, the ones who shudder at the thought of jumping between a 1911 and a Glock.

    I think the Diamondback is a sweet gun and I predict you're going to love it.
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    Good revolver, go get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    This is where, in a balanced world, all the "keep all your guns the same platform" naysayers should jump out of the woodwork and chide you for choosing a gun where the cylinder release works opposite to that of the J and K frames... you know, the ones who shudder at the thought of jumping between a 1911 and a Glock.

    I think the Diamondback is a sweet gun and I predict you're going to love it.
    And the cylinder rotates the opposite direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by threefeathers View Post
    It is in excellent condition. I have to use a revolver in a bunch of drills with Mas, I've been using a K Frame and a J Frame and I've gotten fairly proficient but I have a real fondness for Colts. Is the D-Back serviceable for using a lot?
    If everything is in time, the D frames are great little pistols. Here's some good reading on the Colt's. Grant Cunningham - Colt revolvers
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    Keep it cleaned and lubed and it'll provide great service.
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    get it,,, don't back out now. the colt will give you many years of service.
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    I have two Colts (1911 LWT Commander and an LE6920 AR). Love both of them. Please post photos after you purchase!
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    Buy it!! You'll love it. My most regretted gun sale was my Diamondback.
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    Bought a 4" Colt DiamondBack in .38 special used, around 1978 or so. It has since become my wifes favorite handgun.

    Every single person that has shot the piece has tried to trade us out of it! No kidding, we have turned down some pretty nice offers for the suductive little beauty. Its that good.

    We don't shoot it as much as we use to (we have alot more choices now) but we will probably never retire it. It still is my wifes first choice.

    Our Colt DiamondBack has neverseen the inside of a gunsmiths shop.

    If you buy this Colt your only regret will be if you ever sell it.

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    Wish I could find one ,,,, to go with my Python.
    Colt ,,,, wheel guns are GREAT,,,,, just wish they were
    STILL IN PRODUCTION.

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