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Does Anyone Out There Take Colt Revolvers Seriously?

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    For sheer beauty, it's hard to beat a Colt Python in either the 4 or 6 inch barrel with the standard wood grips and nothing added. But IMHO, Colt makes better semiautos and S&W makes better revolvers. I dislike the cylinder release latch on the Colt. Also, I find a curious predilection in many of the Colt revolvers to have a sticky point in the revolver trigger release once it's been pulled to the rear double action. It's usually very faint but distinct and I never fail to pick up on it. Drives me nuts.
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    The Colt target revolvers (from whence the Python came) were designed to "stack" just before the trigger broke. The newer revolvers, IIRC, did not do so.
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    Lightbulb The "stick" is in full retraction of the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    The Colt target revolvers (from whence the Python came) were designed to "stack" just before the trigger broke. The newer revolvers, IIRC, did not do so.
    I'm not talking about a trigger stack before break, I'm talking about the trigger sticking (after the break) in full retraction before full release to the start of another pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    I'm not talking about a trigger stack before break, I'm talking about the trigger sticking (after the break) in full retraction before full release to the start of another pull.
    Oh, I see. I don't recall that sensation, but I fire Colt revolvers almost exclusively, so I don't have much with which to compare it.
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    Lightbulb Try this...

    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    Oh, I see. I don't recall that sensation, but I fire Colt revolvers almost exclusively, so I don't have much with which to compare it.
    I've fired a lot of different Colt revolvers and found the sensation resides almost exclusively in the Python and Diamond Back models. Here's a small test for you to try. Take an unloaded weapon (make SURE of course) and dry fire it DA. Hold the trigger all the way to the rear consciously and then just as consciously let your finger snap freely forward rather than riding the trigger forward and concentrate. See if there isn't the merest lag on that trigger. As I said, 'tis but a small detail but once I became aware of it, it drove me nuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guevera View Post
    Detective Special with rather unusual three inch barrel. I certainly would like to know what percentage of the DS production had this barrel - it must not have been a huge number.

    Man that is rare, not many of those were made IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guevera View Post
    Detective Special with rather unusual three inch barrel. I certainly would like to know what percentage of the DS production had this barrel - it must not have been a huge number.
    You're right, the 3 inch barrel DS is extremely scarce. I imagine Colt's could provide production numbers, but they were very low.

    I once owned a 2nd generation 3 inch DS, I occasionally carried it as an Army CID Agent (against regs) and it was my first civilian LE off duty gun. I sure wish I'd never sold it!


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    I like snubs but realistically that 3-inch Detective Special conceals about as well. Nice little .38.

    Shooter13's 4 3/4-inch .45 Colt Single Action Army is the best combination of cartridge and configuration in Colt SAA revolvers. Their balance is so fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    I'm not talking about a trigger stack before break, I'm talking about the trigger sticking (after the break) in full retraction before full release to the start of another pull.
    Interesting ...

    I got out my 1972 DS (3rd model) and my 1974 4" Python and didn't notice any sticking or hesitation in the trigger return.

    Then again, mine are not stock - both actions have been polished, as have the inside of the frames and side plates.
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    After owning this 1970 Colt Cobra, I truly believe that they are the gold standard of snubs... sorry smith and ruger folks....

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    I have several Colts but only shoot some of them . The 4" Python is my shooter and also shoot the Officer Model Match. Both are very accurate, much better than I am.





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    Will also add picture of them all together except my Detective Special in Nickel which is being shipped to me this week. I am about tapped out now. Hehe.



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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    After owning this 1970 Colt Cobra, I truly believe that they are the gold standard of snubs... sorry smith and ruger folks....

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    Wow, the thread rises from the dead!

    I've got to agree with azchevy even though I'm a pretty rabid fan of Smith & Wesson revolvers. Holding 6 rounds instead of only 5 rounds, robust yet compact, elegant and unclunky, the short-barreled Colt revolvers are unequivocally the best snubs of all.

    Love seeing an Officer's Model Match here. I have one that was produced in 1957, the year of my birth.
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    I like S&W, but if anybody doesn't take Colt Detective Specials, Pythons or Cobras seriously, I'll be glad to take them! Personally, I think the quality of some of the old revolvers is better than the new ones they sell today.
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