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    Colt Cobra

    Here's my latest acquisition, a Colt Cobra .38 Special, made in 1963, in mint condition. It has no blemishes or scratches, only a very faint turn line on the cylinder, and no holster wear. The finish on the grip frame is not worn, which indicates it has been handled very little. The lock-up is bank vault tight, typical of Colt wheelguns. The fit between the crane & frame is barely visible. I paid $425.00 for it.



    If I had to guess, I'd say it has been fired no more than one cylinder full. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this gun has been squirreled away in a nightstand or sock drawer for the last 40 some years.

    Stay tuned for a forthcoming range report. (I buy guns to shoot, not to collect). Before the range, tho, I'll have to do a complete teardown and lube job.



    The retro holster is a Chic Gaylord design called the Super Sleuth, from Bell Charter Oak Holsters. Gaylord was a pioneer concealed carry holster maker back in the day.(I ordered the holster about 6 weeks ago, while the gun was still in layaway). The ammo is Federal 158 grain LSWC, standard pressure. No +P ammo for this snake!


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Terry

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    Terry, that is a very nice acquisition. You have to love it when you come across a find like this.

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    Oh my - I'd say you lucked out on that . Not the lowest of prices but considering condition and desirability very acceptible. You can't lose on that.

    That is the sorta aquisition we dream about - older gun all but unused and well kept. Reminds me of Cagney & Lacey - I am sure one of them toted the Cobra.
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    Very nice indeed,

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    Nice, I love the colt revolvers .

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    Thumbs up Sweeeeet !

    That's a nice one!
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    Beautiful old Colt, Terry.

    If you're interested in Chic Gaylord and his designs, have you read his book, Handgunner's Guide: Including the Art of the Quick-draw and Combat Shooting? Good book, a lot of dated material now, but a great look into Chic.
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    If you're interested in Chic Gaylord and his designs, have you read his book, Handgunner's Guide: Including the Art of the Quick-draw and Combat Shooting? Good book, a lot of dated material now, but a great look into Chic.
    I have a signed first edition copy.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    Very nice i have one and like it very much

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    Captain Crunch:

    I love the old D frame Colts.. Might I recommend you consider a Tyler -Tgrip for your pristine Cobra?

    Tylers are still available online, they aren't very expensive, and they REALLY give you a better grip.

    I know mine are the wrong color, but it's what I had laying around and they've been on the Cobra's so long now I don't have the heart to replace them..

    Nice Cobra!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    I have a signed first edition copy.
    Excellent, congratulations.

    I'm a big fan of Chic's.
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    Might I recommend you consider a Tyler -Tgrip for your pristine Cobra?
    Got one on order, as a matter of fact.

    Thanks, JP.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    Beautiful revolver, Terry!...
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    That's a great pick-up. The Cobra, Agent and Detective Specials are some of my favorite handguns. I used to have a Dick Special years ago, but sold it in a time of financial need. I plan to acquire another when I find a good example. I bought my young bride a Cobra (pictured below) for her birthday this year. It's an excellent shooter, as well as a good carry weapon. I've always preferred the Colt six-shooter to the S&W five.
    Cheers,
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    Oh those old Colt wheelies... Probably the finest revolvers ever made.
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