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Old May 28, 2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum

Six inch Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum



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Old May 28, 2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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And.................?
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Old May 28, 2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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And there are two photos of mine.
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Old May 28, 2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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Good lookin speciman there Snub357 !

In my opinion the KC is as durable a DA revolver Colt ever produced.

Sure wish the cyl turned the rite way
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Old May 28, 2012, 05:43 PM   #5
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And the doggone cylinder latch pulls instead of pushes.
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Old May 28, 2012, 05:46 PM   #6
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Yup. And the cylinder rotates the right way too!
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Old May 28, 2012, 06:48 PM   #7
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very nice gun. Those are some of the best made in my opinion.
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Old May 28, 2012, 06:57 PM   #8
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Colt really messed up when they discontinued the King Cobra.
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Old May 28, 2012, 07:19 PM   #9
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Colt really messed up when they discontinued the double action revolver.
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Old May 28, 2012, 07:26 PM   #10
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TYVM
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Old May 28, 2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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That is one sweet looking 357! I wish I had bought one back when they were still being made.
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Old May 28, 2012, 08:00 PM   #12
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Thats a very nice looking KC, condition looks great. I too have the 6", its a really enjoyable range gun, very accurate. I'd love to have the 4" version, but they're hard to find. When they do show up, they're pretty pricey. I didnt like the Pachmayr presentation grips so I changed them out to these Hogue checkered rosewood laminate grips.
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Old May 28, 2012, 08:06 PM   #13
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I have the same set of Hogues. But I prefer shooting with the rubbers on. I had surgery on my hand a couple years ago, and the rubber makes life more pleasurable.

But the wood sure is purty.
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Old May 28, 2012, 08:40 PM   #14
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Almost too purdy to shoot

Shoulda got one when they retailed for $400..
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Old June 1, 2012, 01:00 PM   #15
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I have the exact same one. Thats a straight shooting revolver. Good backup for hunting.
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Old June 1, 2012, 01:10 PM   #16
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I have an Anaconda but would love to have a King Cobra (and a Python, and a Diamond Back, and a all the other snake guns).
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Old June 1, 2012, 02:12 PM   #17
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Lots of folks are snake chasers. Some of the REAL REAL hard to find ones include the Boa, the Viper, and the Combat Cobra.
If you've never seen a King Cobra in "Ultimate Bright Stainless" You've missed a real treat. Highly polished and looks a lot like nickel.
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Old June 1, 2012, 02:13 PM   #18
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I did have one with the 4-inch barrel. The really cool serial number was 911, if we ignore the leading zero's.....

But I don't have it anymore. And I do have the 4-inch Trooper Mark III. They are virtually the same except for the metal (Trooper is not stainless) and the barrel.

The Trooper balances better IMHO since it doesn't have the full-lug barrel. Yet in firing, all that weight up near the muzzle is better for recoil control.

But that cobra on the barrel is just so neat. I should have hung onto the KC just for that

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Old June 8, 2012, 02:51 PM   #19
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Grip change.

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Old June 8, 2012, 07:34 PM   #20
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I have a serious case of pistol envy right now... Very nice indeed.
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Old June 10, 2012, 01:37 PM   #21
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I owned one until I loaned it to my pos step brother who sold it to satisfy his illegal drug needs. Now I keep the rapscallion as far as possible from me and my personal possessions.
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Old June 10, 2012, 03:48 PM   #22
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BIG name for small caliber. :P


Why didn't Colt make 44 magnums? or did they?
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Old June 10, 2012, 04:01 PM   #23
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Anaconda.
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Old June 10, 2012, 04:24 PM   #24
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Yep Anacondas, late 80's I think
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Old June 12, 2012, 11:12 AM   #25
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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.
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