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Old August 2, 2021, 08:19 PM   #1
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Colt Snakes

New production Cobra came in 2018/2019, the new Python in 2020, and now the Anaconda in 2021.

Sooo...

Does that mean Diamondback in 2022?

Just speculating, but that would be awesome, the snake series of revolvers always represented some of my favorite firearms so I'll be the first to admit I kinda nerd out over the thought of a full collection of new production revolvers!
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Old August 2, 2021, 10:50 PM   #2
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I have a Diamondback in 22LR and would love one in 38 Spl. So, I’m with you in hoping.
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Old August 3, 2021, 05:15 AM   #3
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Currently all production is stainless
steel.

The Colt King Cobra Target fills the
niche for the Diamondback. It's a
D frame, same as Diamondback.

I suppose down the road if some carbon
steel blue models are produced, the
Diamondback could be brought back.
But probably as a high ticket
"collectible."
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Old August 3, 2021, 05:36 AM   #4
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No reason you couldn't make a Diamondback in stainless. I'd think hard about one, just for grins and giggles. Especially if they made one in traditional six shot, 22 LR, (If I want a 22 that holds 9-10 rounds, I've got a Ruger 22/45.) with a fluted cylinder.
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Old August 3, 2021, 06:48 PM   #5
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I am looking forward to buy a new Royal Blue Python if they make it and if the price is reasonable.
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Old August 4, 2021, 08:17 PM   #6
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Cross your fingers. If the demand is there, Colt will produce them.
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Old August 6, 2021, 02:19 PM   #7
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Had this same discussion with my friend. I believe that we will certainly see a Diamondback in the future.

Colt has had too much success with the new Snakes to stop and a DB (maybe only chambered in .22LR) seems to be the next logical release.
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Old August 7, 2021, 07:10 PM   #8
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Pretty gun that Diamondback...I've had one in .22 LR for a cpl decades now. It's a fine training gun for new and old shooters but....Smith makes a far better DA trigger than Colt. My DB is just enough smaller than my Smith Model 18 .22, to make it a favorite with new shooters with smaller hands. I like them both, but have found that the model 18 is more accurate in slow fire with any brand of .22 than the Colt...and a good part of that accuracy comes from its superb DA and SA trigger. YMMv, but the Smith is a better gun. Here's a pic of them both. Rod

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Old August 7, 2021, 07:59 PM   #9
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About a year ago talking to a guy he said he had a Diamondback and would sell it. I was in the market so he showed it to me. Pulled it out of a garage/tire shop desk drawer. The thing hadn't been drug behind a truck, but it knew the gun that had been. He wanted $1300 for it. I politely declined. Such a shame as it had been a really pretty gun.
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Old August 8, 2021, 07:16 PM   #10
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Do you prefer the stock wood grips with the medallions or do you prefer rubber grips like Hogue?

Personally I'm torn, I prefer the look of the wood but I can't argue with the feel and fit of the rubber grips. The wood grips, nice as they are, have never really felt/fit my hand quite right. Aesthetics vs function I suppose.
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Old August 9, 2021, 04:25 PM   #11
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All my revolvers have wood grips. It just looks and feels so much better than rubber for me.
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