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    Colt Viper or Colt Cobra Question?

    I recently purchased what was supposed to be a Colt Viper. The serial number is 98649m and this is what the Colt Website says about it..."1977 Cobra Model/AirCrewMan/Courier/Agent & Viper "LW""Suffix is Found Below Serial Stamp"...This doesn't tell me a lot unfortunately. The year appears to be right.

    My concerns arise with the barrel...It appears to be a slightly lighter bluing color. This makes me nervous as I know some Cobra's were rebarreled with a Viper barrel. However, this gun has a 1977 serial number which is a good thing, but I guess a counterfeiter could have searched for a 1977 Cobra.

    Outside of ordering report from Colt, can anyone tell me anything about whether they think my Viper is actually a Viper...If it is I got a steal on it for $1,000...If it is not then I guess I didn't.

    Here are some pics...The gun has some wear and has been shot...The guy did not have the original wood grips or box. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Luckily, it was a face to face deal with a friend who would likely take the gun back if it is not a Viper. Thanks in advanceIMG_1738.jpgIMG_1739.jpgIMG_1740.jpgIMG_1741.jpg.

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    I'm hoping you guys can help me figure this out before I spend the $75 with Colt.

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    it isnt uncommon for the anodizing on the frame to 'mismatch' the barrel and cylinder.

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    +1 -- I think that is just the difference in anodized alloy versus blued steel. Nothing to worry about.

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    Sweet! So I did alright then snagging a Viper for $1,000?

    Thanks for the quick replies!

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    If you're pleased with it, then all is well. Prices for them is all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colt75 View Post
    +1 -- I think that is just the difference in anodized alloy versus blued steel. Nothing to worry about.
    Yep, my blue Viper is the same.

    Now you need to start the hunt for the correct grips/stocks. They are out there, but not easy to find.

    Nice pickup, congrats on finding a rare Snake...

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    Thanks...I have found some grips but they are unfortunately $200 plus...I searched Numrich but they are sold out...Would have liked to have got them for $53 from there...If anyone has a set let me know...I would love to take them off your hand for a reasonable price. Thanks again for all the input and help...If anyone has any other feedback for me let me know.

    Thanks

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    $200 is in the ball park. I found a pair a little cheaper but not much. Numrich sold out of all their good stuff years ago...

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    I know where is pair of stocks are at. They have them listed as detective special but they are the long police positive/viper stocks. They want $50 plus tax.


 
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