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Captain O

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Colt is bringing back the Cobra
« on: January 06, 2017, 06:30:06 AM »
A stainless steel frame, with the Python's internals (but a bit more durable) should make Colt's return to the D/A revolver market quite attractive. With an MSRP of $699 it should prove interesting.

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Re: Colt is bringing back the Cobra
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 06:41:46 AM »
The mystique of Colts old revolvers was earned by decades of craftsmen at Colt honing their trade.  The Python internals were not so great because of design, but from the knowledge of those gunsmiths in assembling them.

When Colt left the revolver business, they lost that advantage.  Those men moved on to other jobs or retired in the 11 years since Colt last made revolvers. I do hope these are fine revolvers.  But in reality my expectations are low.

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Re: Colt is bringing back the Cobra
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 11:09:03 PM »
Dad had a 28 and a Python, he liked the Smith better, me as a kid loved the Python.
I am excited for Colt to get back in the DA business. I wonder if the Zombie show on AMC had a hand in it- Pythons seemed to have really spiked in value lately.

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Re: Colt is bringing back the Cobra
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 10:40:07 AM »
Zombie thread alert!

Some examples of the workmanship in the Cobra:

http://imgur.com/a/1MCJJ

Looks like Colt gets to relearn what it took to make a refined, world class revolver.

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Re: Colt is bringing back the Cobra
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 06:19:09 PM »
Dad had a 28 and a Python, he liked the Smith better, me as a kid loved the Python.
I am excited for Colt to get back in the DA business. I wonder if the Zombie show on AMC had a hand in it- Pythons seemed to have really spiked in value lately.

I liked the way the Python looked, but never liked the way it operated. I did not like to pull back on the cylinder release. I liked S&W's push forward release. I looked at the Python in the gun store several times back in the 1980's but always thought the S&W felt better for the money. I did buy a 4" 44 Magnum King Cobra: It was a total POS. That was back in the early 1990's when Colt was producing crap. They only cared about their military M16 contract and turned their back on the civilian market. Shortly after Colt lost the M16 contract to FN.







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Re: Colt is bringing back the Cobra
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2017, 05:10:45 AM »
Zombie thread alert!

Some examples of the workmanship in the Cobra:

http://imgur.com/a/1MCJJ

Looks like Colt gets to relearn what it took to make a refined, world class revolver.

 :o...holy grade C garbage, Batman.

S&W has lost their touch, also. The revolver QC employees have been transferred to the M&P production line.
S&W's attitude (it seems) is that if a buyer happens to notice any flaws, they can send it back for repairs, or replacement. That method puts the QC responsibility on the buyers....cheaper than paying a staff of inspectors.

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Re: Colt is bringing back the Cobra
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2017, 06:19:08 AM »
VERY SAD INDEED! shame on Colt! ???
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Colt is bringing back the Cobra
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2017, 09:28:55 PM »
Dad had a 28 and a Python, he liked the Smith better, me as a kid loved the Python.
I am excited for Colt to get back in the DA business. I wonder if the Zombie show on AMC had a hand in it- Pythons seemed to have really spiked in value lately.

I liked the way the Python looked, but never liked the way it operated. I did not like to pull back on the cylinder release. I liked S&W's push forward release. I looked at the Python in the gun store several times back in the 1980's but always thought the S&W felt better for the money. I did buy a 4" 44 Magnum King Cobra: It was a total POS. That was back in the early 1990's when Colt was producing crap. They only cared about their military M16 contract and turned their back on the civilian market. Shortly after Colt lost the M16 contract to FN.







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4" 44 Magnum/.45 LC Anaconda, or a .357 King Cobra?


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Re: Colt is bringing back the Cobra
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 10:25:53 AM »

4" 44 Magnum/.45 LC Anaconda, or a .357 King Cobra?





Oops. Anaconda.