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Old 02-02-2004, 05:16 PM
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I saw one the other day and it was about the nicest double action gun I have ever held.

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Old 02-05-2004, 05:22 PM
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Thats a good question . They stopped making the king cobras correct ? I havent seen any on guns america .Id love to own one some day soon , as I will be looking for a .357 .
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Cobra and King Cobra are two COMPLETELY different guns.

Cobra was an aluminum-framed Detective Special on the little D frame. Came in both "early" and "post 1972" variations. Not particularly rare either way, you can usually see one or two of them at every gun show.

The King Cobra was a big stainless steel .357 on the Trooper Mk V frame. Came out around 1986 or so, I think. Nice styliing but pretty crude compared to a Python, a Smith L frame, or even a Ruger GP 100. I have one but haven't shot it in years.
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Old 02-05-2004, 08:32 PM
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The King Cobra was also available with a blued finish.

IIRC the Corba was available in .22LR, 32 Colt New Police and 38 Special. There may have been other calibers.

Barrel lengths were 2" and 3"
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:42 PM
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The King Cobra was also available with a blued finish.

IIRC the Corba was available in .22LR, 32 Colt New Police and 38 Special. There may have been other calibers.

Barrel lengths were 2" and 3"
I'd forgotten about the blued KCs. They came out in stainless first and didn't appear in blue for a couple years. I had one of the very first ones, a 4". What a POS, it's given me more trouble than any other revolver I've ever owned.

Heard of .22 Cobras, never seen one, would like to! 3"ers are rare, too. A few years back I bought a post-72 3" Detective Special barrel from Numrich--been looking for something to put it on. Should make a nice pocket gun if I ever find one.
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Old 02-06-2004, 04:00 AM
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There is a blue .38 on a 38 frame and it seems like a nice gun. But it is on consignment. And they want 800 for it. I think it worth about 500. Very nice trigger for a double action.

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Old 02-06-2004, 06:57 AM
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Even $500 sounds high for a mill-run Colt Cobra, either old or new. I think gunshow prices on them have been in the $300-$400 range. $800 is just delusional unless there's something really special about it (did it belong to Elvis?).
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Old 05-01-2004, 04:38 PM
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There is a blue .38 on a 38 frame and it seems like a nice gun. But it is on consignment. And they want 800 for it. I think it worth about 500. Very nice trigger for a double action.

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A local dealer has a 1st issue Cobra right now that looks unfired for $450.
Has a very light cylinder turn mark, otherwise about as perfect as you could
hope to find. (no box or papers)
If it were a .38, I`d say it was just a bit overpriced. But it`s a .32 Colt New
Police (same as .32 S&W Long) and you don`t see those very often. So it`s
probably a decent price.
If anyone is interested, I can hunt up the dealer`s address and phone number.
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Old 05-01-2004, 04:44 PM
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Heard of .22 Cobras, never seen one, would like to! 3"ers are rare, too. A few years back I bought a post-72 3" Detective Special barrel from Numrich--been looking for something to put it on. Should make a nice pocket gun if I ever find one.
I`ve seen .22 Cobras from time to time. Nice, but they are rare and bring
pretty high prices compared to the .38s.
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Old 05-20-2004, 04:52 PM
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I see them pop up pretty regularly on www.gunbroker.com
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