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Old June 12, 2012, 09:43 PM   #26
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Why didn't Colt make 44 magnums? or did they?




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Old June 29, 2012, 07:45 PM   #27
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357 King Cobra 8" Barrels stainless steel

what do u thank this gun is worth
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Old June 29, 2012, 08:16 PM   #28
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It's worth between $550-$725 dollars depending on it's condition(100-95%).
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Old June 29, 2012, 08:22 PM   #29
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Are you talking about the Anaconda?

Please let me know where you can get them for that price via PM.

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Old June 29, 2012, 11:47 PM   #30
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That seam low from what i see posted ?
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Old June 30, 2012, 12:13 AM   #31
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nice firearms pictured
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Old June 30, 2012, 07:14 AM   #32
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USMC-E5, the price that I quoted was from the Blue Book of Gun values. Some people don't believe that price and the prices are dealer wholesale but in buying guns on and off through the years I've found that u can generally pay whatever price u want for a gun. Rifles are more accurately priced IMO versus handguns.

For example, there is a pawn shop here in Atlanta that mainly sells handguns, I know they're ripping people off with their prices so I don't shop there. I go shopping at a place in the north Atlanta suburbs that's close to being a Sams Club in volume sales and I get a good deal there because the high volume store marks their handguns as new or used and that can make a price difference also.

I would recommend that u buy either a hard copy of the Blue Book to keep as a reference or subscribe to it electronically so that you'll have a base to start from when u go shopping.
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Old June 30, 2012, 08:49 AM   #33
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Colt also released in limited 45colt Anacondas ,I ran across 1 with a camo job from colt custom shop #178 of 250. It came with papers, box & scope rings.It appeared to be shot very little.

In the late `90s & the GS was asking 2,100 for that 1 then.
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Old July 2, 2012, 04:22 PM   #34
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Old September 19, 2012, 12:10 PM   #35
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Rather than starting a new post, I'll just add to this one.

Here's one I picked up recently. Nicely polished up with Flitz.

4 inch barrel.



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Old September 19, 2012, 07:29 PM   #36
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Oooh, Ahhhhh. Now thats the one I was talking about in my earlier post. Thats just gorgous.
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Old September 19, 2012, 08:00 PM   #37
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Colt also released in limited 45colt Anacondas
Speak of the devil!

I actually got this for a friend of mine, Alex. He likes Colts and had a 44 mag anaconda. He lives in Dallas TX. I found this deal for him ($800), bought it (he sent money) and stored it for him in my safe until he came up to visit. This all happened earlier this year. I bought the High Standard victor from the same guy I posted about way back. No box or papers for the Colt, but these are hard to find.

Nice King Cobra. They are more or less a SS trooper. Do you like shooting these snub357? How is the trigger? I never fired one.

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Old September 19, 2012, 08:14 PM   #38
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King Cobras are sweet shooters. I've owned a few and they've all been as great as these two. They can handle any factory 357 ammo with ease. I seriously doubt a person could wear one out. They are beefier than Smith L frames.

Nice trigger pulls are the norm. The single action pull is super crisp and nice and light. Makes paper punching a very nice experience.

I've got a holster on order for the 4 incher, and I plan on carrying it.
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Old September 19, 2012, 08:15 PM   #39
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These latter day Colts don't compare with the earlier pre-WW II Colts in fit and finish, nor do they look as elegant as they do, nor anywhere near a Python.

But they were very rugged revolvers, maybe moreso than the vintage guns. And their accuracy is superb. They just never caught the shooter's eye like earlier DA Colts.

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Old September 19, 2012, 08:23 PM   #40
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Or like this?



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Old September 19, 2012, 08:49 PM   #41
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Yep, like that. The Colt Python, Trooper, Three Fifty Seven, and Diamondback were sadly among the last of the breed. I have always wished Colt would have given a New Service the Python treatment in .44 Special or .44 Magnum, but they chose not to, much against my advice.

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Old September 19, 2012, 08:55 PM   #42
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I like old Colts, but I have no problem with the newer ones. It's a huge shame that Colt has abandoned revolvers, like they have. I find the quality, fit and finish to be just fine.
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Old September 19, 2012, 09:08 PM   #43
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And the doggone cylinder latch pulls instead of pushes.
Yep ..... hooking it w/ your thumb naturally tips the gun up as you push the cylinder out w/ your trigger finger .....
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Old September 21, 2012, 01:34 PM   #44
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The first 44 magnums came out in 1956, but Colt waited a long time to make theirs. The anaconda came out in 1990, after S&W and Ruger already had the 44 mag market dominated. DW also made 44 mags for a while. Another misstep by Colt on that one.
Smith & Wesson introduced the .357 Magnum cartridge around 1935. Does anybody know when Colt first offered a revolver chambered in .357 Magnum? I think it was their New Service model but I'm interested in what year Colt first made a .357 Magnum revolver. And did they ever chamber their Model 1873 sa revolver in .357 Magnum before the introduction of the Second Generation series in 1956?
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Old September 21, 2012, 10:04 PM   #45
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You all miss DA Colts? Google Colt union strike and learn why.
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Old September 22, 2012, 12:38 AM   #46
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Smith & Wesson introduced the .357 Magnum cartridge around 1935. Does anybody know when Colt first offered a revolver chambered in .357 Magnum? I think it was their New Service model but I'm interested in what year Colt first made a .357 Magnum revolver. And did they ever chamber their Model 1873 sa revolver in .357 Magnum before the introduction of the Second Generation series in 1956?
S&W did introduce the S&W Registered Magnum in 357 magnum in 1935. Colt introduced their New Service and the Shooting Master in 357 by 1936. The Shooting Master was the deluxe target version of the New Service. Both models were discontinued at the onset of WWII never to be made again. I believe that they did make a few Colt SAAs in 357 magnum before WWII. Pretty rare today I would imagine.

Colt, in this regard, and esp with the 44 magnum always seemed to lag behind. Maybe they thought that they didn't have to conform, maybe they thought these S&W creations would be short lived. Either way, it ended up being a bad choice for Colt.

Even in the post war days, they only had one revolver type in 357 - the medium. S&W had a large target model (27 or 28) and then a smaller S&W K frame version - the model 19 combat magnum. Partly because of the versatility, S&W 357 magnums outsold Colt's offerings. Who knows if S&W would have done the same things without the competition from Colt. It was a shame what happened to Colt, but Ruger rose up to effectively replace Colt as S&Ws main competition, esp in the US market.

Here is a nice thread with photos of the big Colt pre war 357s. Shooting Masters in 357 are rare - moreso than even Registered Magnums. Of course, they're not as special as RMs but they're pretty neat. Most SMs were 38 special. I know I want a nice SM someday...

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-han...nums-pics.html
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