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    1967 Colt Cobra - Gun Show Serendipity

    So, I've only been "collecting", literally, the past two years and, like Pringles chips, you can't stop at one!

    I was at the MI Antique Arms Collectors Show this past weekend and a 1967 Cobra struck me! I hadn't planned to buy another snubbie but the condition and price were way too nice to pass up. The seller knew the original owner, a Detroit Police Officer, and he was liquidating his estate. The Cobra is supposedly unfired and "unturned" since its purchase. I'm not too sure about the unturned but it's certainly not been fired since Colt tested it in '67.

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    1967 Colt Cobra - Gun Show Serendipity - Continued!

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    The box is original, the S/N matches the Cobra LW, and the stocks are also numbers matching.

    I typically shoot my guns but this one will stay unfired, given the rarity of the caliber, so it will keep the Python Target company.
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    Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!
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    Wow......just, wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by GyMac View Post
    Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmg11986 View Post
    Wow......just, wow
    Thanks!

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    Very nice example of a Cobra!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerz View Post
    Very nice example of a Cobra!
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    Many thanks Vic, much appreciated!

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    That is a very nice Colt Cobra.

    You should feel free to shoot it some more. It has already been fired plenty.

    Check out the ejector rod and the blast plate, both of which have wear consistent with shooting the revolver, and ejecting the spent cartridges.

    "Unfired" and "unturned" are vastly over-used phrases in the gun collecting world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collects View Post
    That is a very nice Colt Cobra.

    You should feel free to shoot it some more. It has already been fired plenty.

    Check out the ejector rod and the blast plate, both of which have wear consistent with shooting the revolver, and ejecting the spent cartridges.

    "Unfired" and "unturned" are vastly over-used phrases in the gun collecting world.
    Hmmm... thanks for your assessment. I didn’t share pictures of the barrel or top strap near the forcing cone and firing pin but they show negligible buildup of powder / lead. This is consistent with what I thought was evident in the cylinder face and lack of a turn line, basically what one would expect from Colt testing the gun.

    Thanks for looking!
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