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Old 01-21-2010, 03:49 AM
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Just thought I'd share my latest acquisition. What do you guys think of the Colt King Cobra? I myself prefer Smith & Wesson revolvers, especially the 686. But this Colt is a nice gun, too.



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Old 01-21-2010, 07:04 PM
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Just can't get used to the release.
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I agree with scoops on the cylinder release but all and all a good weapon. I totted a Colt 2 1/2 in Cobra while under the covers many years ago. dependable, accurate.
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They are nice and attractive guns but not a 686, GP-100 or a python.
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Best trigger, goes for $1,000 plus round these parts. Keep it forever.
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Gotta love the SNAKE series. Great buy. Keep it FOREVER!!!!
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A buddy of mine just picked on up a few months ago. Great weapon. If you can get a good deal, go for it. You won't be disappointed.

However, they are typically too expensive given the competition out there. As an example, there is a guy on GunBroker.com who is selling two pre-lock S&W 686's (one 4" one 6") for $1100.

Tough to argue spending $800-$1000 on one .357 weelgun when you can get two for nearly the same price.
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these things have gone up pretty fast, i picked my 4" up in the late 90's for $350 BNIB
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I have a 6 inch like that. I paid $300. for it years ago.
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Excellent pistols, very accurate in every example I've handled.
Not the same lockwork as the Python (or earlier Colt's) but still a decent trigger pull generally.

I actually prefer the Colt's to the Smith's as they fit my hand better, longer distance from the grip to the trigger, but I'm generally alone there.

The release is actually easier once you get used to it, I've been using it with a Python and Detective Special for 20+ years now and still prefer it to the Smith release.
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Love my 6 inch. You don't want to be a bad guy within 50 yards.
Wow, just looked up the current value. Maybe I won't use that as my carry gun anymore.
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I have seen 6 inch with the BRIGHT finish, in great shape go on Gun Broker for $1,500.00 From what I have found out there was not that many of the Bright finish model in 6 inch done... and so kinda harder to find and a little rare...

No the photo is not mine, I found it while looking up the info on these...

6 inch model
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Bought my 4" SS early 1988 for $350.00, had a buddy do a trigger job on it for $25.00 ,this is the gun I have faith in.
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Just thought I'd share my latest acquisition. What do you guys think of the Colt King Cobra? I myself prefer Smith & Wesson revolvers, especially the 686. But this Colt is a nice gun, too.



By the third range trip you'll be singing the Colts praises and those S&W's will be collecting dust like mine.

Nice addition to your family.
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I have the exact same gun-except with a 6"bbl, bought new in the 80's for mid-$300's. It's the smoothest wheel gun I have (out of four), the most accurate, and the most fun to shoot.

When I shoot it...it makes me smile.

Regrding the cylidner release...I've gotten totally used to it and actually like it.
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