What will they eventually call the new KC?
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    What will they eventually call the new KC?

    I have not bought one (never saw one in person yet), but when I see King Cobras for sale online and they dont specify I have to look at the photo to see if the seller means the new KC or the ones from the 80s-00s. They obviously are 2 different guns. Right now some descriptions simply state New King Cobra or Old Style King Cobra. 20 years from now how do you think the naming will sort itself out for collectors? Will it still be "New style" vs "Old style"? "1st generation" vs "2nd generation"? "1st Run" vs "2nd Run"? "80 Series King Cobra" vs simply "King Cobra"?

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    I think everyone's sort of settled on calling the new Cobras the 2017 Cobra; so maybe the 2019 KC?
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    I just bought a new King Cobra. Beautiful gun. The only thing I wished it had are target sights.

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    It strikes me a bit funny that over time many who wouldn't own the original Mark III, Mark V and King Cobra revolvers because they had sintered metal, investment cast and MIM parts rather than all milled parts are indignant the new King Cobra (also containing MIM parts) isn't the "classic" King Cobra. I think Colt should have named the new KC something different but I understand the marketing behind it. Colt isn't the first company to reissue an old name for the sake of marketing.

    The King Cobra of the past is and was an outstanding revolver...as were the Mark III and Mark V revolvers that preceded it. The new KC has a lot to live up to and by the reports I've seen seems to be an outstanding revolver built of modern design and production methods. I have one but haven't fired it yet. Hopefully it does live up to the promise. While I can fault Colt for some corporate decisions they've made, I have to believe they're intelligent enough along with their designers and engineers to know if they don't get it right the damage will be long-lasting and could lead to their last roundup.
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