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Old 05-11-2013, 5:28 PM
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Smile Rescued a Colt Cobra

I was fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time and ended up picking up this 1966/67 era Colt Cobra for a fair price. After receiving it, I looked it over pretty well and did not see any signs of cracks/dents/or other damages that would lead me to believe the frame was cracked. As you can see one of the previous owners was a garage gunsmith and attempted to bob the hammer. They left it quite a bit longer than I like, so I plan to remedy this in the coming week. However, the trigger is really smooth and light. I have a 1966/67 era Police Positive Special and the trigger on my Cobra feels better than my PPS which is no slouch!

The finish for the most part is pretty dark and shiny all around but there are a few areas on the rear backstrap, top and around the cylinder where the anodized finish has been removed. However the finish on the cylinder/crane, barrel and rest of the frame looks great. I thought about sending it off to Fords to be anodized but I talked myself out of it since I intend to make this a carry piece and can live with a not so perfect finish.

The grips however look like someone's dog used them as a chew toy but they fit well, are original to the revolver and have the last 3 digits of the serial number inscribed on them. It also unexpectedly came with a vintage buckheimer holster which was a pleasant surprise. This is my first alloy framed Colt and I have to say that the weight difference between the steel frame vs alloy frame and shrouded vs unshrouded barrels feels significant. I haven't had a chance to shoot it but carried it yesterday and it was a pleasure to carry. I can't wait to take it for a test drive.

Overall I am happy with my purchase and just need to figure out what to do about the grips. Try to repair them or just buy another pair. Lucky for me I have a couple of pairs of wood grips from new D frames. Anyways, what do you guys think of the new pony in my herd?







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Old 05-11-2013, 5:38 PM
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Nice find! Congratulations!
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Old 05-11-2013, 6:41 PM
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Old 05-11-2013, 6:46 PM
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Yep, that was a working gun. Nice find.






I'm still deciding where to send mine for refinishing. The Colt alloy frame laughs at Aluminum Black.
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Looks like somebody's dog was gnawing on the grips.

Nice find.
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nice, looks like the finish is still in decent shape
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Great find!
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check out www.coltforum.com those guys are a wealth of info and spare parts....can probably get another pair of those grips there pretty easily.

I got a pair for around 20 bucks off ebay...they come up quite often:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Colt-Detecti...item3cd196f19e



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See you already found them.....

http://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt...olt-cobra.html
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Old 05-12-2013, 6:43 AM
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Thanks for the tips on the grips. I just checked ebay and found these from Numerich and the condition says fair to poor. For $20 shipped it may be worth the risk.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-Cobra-V...item565608131c

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that's a beautiful Colt !
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Thanks for the tips on the grips. I just checked ebay and found these from Numerich and the condition says fair to poor. For $20 shipped it may be worth the risk.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-Cobra-V...item565608131c

The Colt forum is my goto place for any info on Colt firearms.

That's where I got mine....they were in ok condition but very dark and dirty...so I cleaned them up and refinished them.....much better now...





I also got the grip adapter from Numrich for 8 bucks....but not off ebay, from the company direct.
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Congrats!
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Really nice.....Jack Friday would love that.
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