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Old December 11, 2018, 01:13 AM   #1
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New Colt Cobra

stumbled across this new Cobra the other day
Had to trade off an old but pristine Marlin 336 to get this beauty
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Old December 11, 2018, 01:16 AM   #2
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first six shots hit the 12 inch steel plate at 65 yards
I am very impressed with the sights
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Old December 11, 2018, 02:27 AM   #3
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I woulda kept the Marlin.
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Old December 11, 2018, 06:40 PM   #4
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hmm I got one on layaway now. hope it shoots as good.(I kept the marlin, lol.)
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Old December 12, 2018, 11:46 AM   #5
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Those Cobra’s are growing on me!
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Old December 12, 2018, 11:51 AM   #6
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Congrats on your new revolver. Sounds like you are shooting and enjoying it.

Good way to ring out the old year.
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Old December 12, 2018, 11:03 PM   #7
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I've seen pictures of the NRA model but didn't realize the grips actually had a cobra on then. That's pretty neat looking.
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Old December 13, 2018, 01:03 AM   #8
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Very nice!! Growing on me as well.
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Old December 20, 2018, 10:01 PM   #9
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I run a similar set of Altomont aftermarket grips on my Colt Cobra. These are fine revolvers. I own a first and second series Cobra as well -- very different guns than this newer one. The earlier ones are aluminum/Colt metal framed while this new issue is more like the Colt Detective - steel.
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Old December 21, 2018, 11:54 AM   #10
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I was just happy to see them make a revolver again.
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Old December 21, 2018, 05:41 PM   #11
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I was just happy to see them make a revolver again.
Me too, but I wish they made the "new" Cobra with the same material they made the original-lightweight aluminum alloy. Maybe then, I might consider toting this revolver for concealed carry, self-defense reasons.
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Old December 21, 2018, 06:01 PM   #12
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If it was a Ballard rifled Marlin I would have kept it also. I would have found another way to buy the Colt.
Those grips are super cool and if you hit a 12" steel plate at 65yards, that is super cool also, and damn good shooting.
Good luck and good shooting.

Merry Christmas.
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Old December 21, 2018, 06:17 PM   #13
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Congrats sir! I picked up a used one this past summer and also put Altamont's on it. I am very happy with it although I miss the Beretta 21 .25 that I had to consign to pay for it. I also got a kick out of the one of the comments about keeping your Marlin. Not a good kick, though, a bad kick. You make a decision and someone immediately derides your decision and choice ... Such is life on the forums. Anyways, I hope you continue to be happy with it - I don't regret mine at all. I've also seen a couple of blurbs about a new King Cobra - looks similar but beefed up, in .357 and with a four-inch barrel.

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Old December 21, 2018, 08:20 PM   #14
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I derided nothing.
I made a statement of preference.
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Old December 21, 2018, 09:24 PM   #15
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My choice of terms wasn't the best - which I regret. The OP found a nice Colt and took time to post some pictures. Then, early in the thread, his parade is rained on - if even just a little. Getting close to entering my eighth decade, and I freely admit I'm neither wise nor smart, but I go with the old adage, which goes something like, "If you can't say something nice or constructive, then don't say anything at all." I have so few posts because I try to only comment on topics about which I have first-hand knowledge, in this case I happen to own a Cobra and like it. Otherwise, I tend to read thru the interesting posts and and exercise restraint by refraining from comments.
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Old December 21, 2018, 11:27 PM   #16
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If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all results in a lotta one-sided and incomplete discussion.

If everybody agreed with every choice made on a gun forum, boring as hell.
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Old December 22, 2018, 10:45 AM   #17
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I knew I'd take some crap for letting go and old classic Marlin 336, I love them too.
I already have several more 336's and It went to a good friend who wanted a 336 and was going to buy a new one. I would never feel right letting a buddy shoot a Remlin.

He doesn't aprecciate revolvers like I do and the Nra special edition put me over the top and It was simple math to boot.

Now I'm off to pick on Glock and Taurus owners.
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Old December 22, 2018, 09:34 PM   #18
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That's too easy.
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