View Full Version : Colt Diamondback 38 Special

June 21, 2006, 09:34 PM
I jut came across a Colt Diamondback 38 SPecial, 4" barrell. Can someone help me re the production date of Serial #D43XX?

June 21, 2006, 10:17 PM
Sorry, folks. I'm new to the forum. I should have done my research BEFORE posting my question. From looking at other threads, it looks like 1967 is right for that serial #. It appears to be in very good condition. I'm looking at buying it from a friend of a friend whose husband passed away and she wants to get the guns "out of the house". I want to pay her a fair price, but she doesn't know what it's worth and neither do I. Can anyone point me to a link so I can show her what it is worth?

June 21, 2006, 11:29 PM
To many variables.
Value depends on:
Actual condition?
Original grips still on it?
Original box and papers with it?
Blue or nickel?

Currently, Colt revolver prices are skyrocketing, especially Diamondback's.

As just a general "ball park" value, somewhere from $400 to $600 dollars seems to be the current going price for one in nice shape.

June 22, 2006, 09:23 PM
Thanks. That's helpful.

I estimate 90% condition. No box or papers. Original grips. Blue.