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  1. 1988 King Cobra Won't Fire!? Transfer Bar Probelm? Doesn't seem to be the firing pin?

    Hello, new to the forum and looking for some help here. I'll try to include all the information I can think of. I took my king cobra to the range on Tuesday, March 3rd for the first time in a few years. I had cleaned it and put it away, but pulled it out every now and again to admire it. I've...
  2. New Cobra and King Cobra Cylinder Gap

    Colt Revolvers
    I have never had any revolvers with such tight barrel to cylinder gaps before. The Cobra measures .002" and the King Cobra measures .0015". Are all of them this way, or did I just get lucky? Actually I am concerned that .0015" might be too tight and will bind up with fouling.
  3. Photo Gallery of our Handgun Restorations

    Custom Shop Inc.
    Here is a link to the Completed Handguns Gallery on our website where we showcase many of the different revolver and pistol models and finishes we have restored here at Custom Shop, Inc. Completed Handguns Gallery - Custom Shop Also, here is a link to our Before & After Gallery where you...
  4. New from Tennessee

    New Members Introduction
    Hi, I inherited my fathers Colt Police Positive, it had been stored away for over 30 years and recently I decided to clean it up, get some ammo and head to a firing range. Fires great, bit my hand the first time. Using it is a challenge to me, I have a small hand. But I fell in love with the...
  5. Info - Old Colt Cobra?

    Colt Revolvers
    I have a Cobra which I haven't been able to find any info on. I'd like to learn what I can about it. The facts are... Caliber: 38 special, Serial Number 256##, Printed below the serial number is FN and below that LW, Colt silver medallion on handles. The revolver has very minor blemishes (on...
  6. Wts: 2 more colt cobra's for sale, chesterton, in.

    Want to Sell
    SOLD pending funds :COLT COBRA REVOLVER, REAL NICE CONDITION, BLUED. Look at pictures. Firm at $650.00. Slight flaw / discoloration in the butt of the wood grips. $29.00 shipping, my FFL to your FFL. Local pickup available in NW Indiana. Questions, ask Mike @ 219-926-9793 or...
  7. Wts: Colt cobra revolver, like new condition, blued, chesterton, in $650.00

    Want to Sell
    Sold:COLT COBRA REVOLVER, LIKE NEW CONDITION, BLUED. Look at pictures. $29.00 shipping, my FFL to your FFL. Local pickup available in NW Indiana. Questions, ask Mike @ 219-926-9793 or [email protected]
  8. Colt Cobra 4 inch barrel how rare????

    Colt Revolvers
    I went to the gun-shop near my University with no cash and no real thought of buying anything. After talking a bit with the guy about some Colt Police Positive Specials he had (he had one he wont sell, a nice nickel plated .32) I asked to see if he had one in better condition and he said no. I...
  9. Nib bsts colt cobra 6" value??

    Colt Revolvers
    Any ideas? I may pick one up and don't want to overpay. Thanks for your help members!!
  10. Want to see an example of ratchet peening.

    Colt Revolvers
    Hey, Anyone have a picture of what ratchet peening looks like on an aluminum frame Cobra or Agent? Thanks.
  11. Newbie

    New Members Introduction
    I'm new to this forum and am a Colt owner just getting into (want to) Colt wheel guns. I own a couple of 1911's and a Colt AR. On my wish list is a shrouded Colt Cobra or Agent in .38S. I'm checking out Gunbroker but do have concerns purchasing there (gotta fondle it). :) I shot wheel guns as a...
  12. Ruby Shoots Oswald

    Colt Revolvers
    About two years ago I read a magazine article about the gun (Colt Cobra) that Jack Ruby used to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald. It might have been "Guns & Ammo," but I'm not sure. Does anyone know the article whereof I speak? Any help would be profoundly appreciated. Thank you very much.
  13. Colt Viper or Colt Cobra Question?

    Colt Revolvers
    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...
  14. Hello from a new wheel guy

    New Members Introduction
    I joined this forum today because I've recently decided to purchase a Colt Cobra in 38 Special and not having been a wheel guy I can use all the friendly advice available. Before I retired my carry was an H&K P7, a slim IWB tack driver by most folks standards but today that gun is too large for...
  15. OWB Holsters for the Colt Cobra

    Leather and Accessories
    What would you Cobra experts recommend as a good quality leather OWB holster for your Colt Cobra?
  16. Colt cobra - serial number & refinish - inquiry

    Colt Revolvers
    Dear Forum, I am new to the forum; frankly the subject of this post precipitated my joining (and I am certainly glad I did, of course). Issue(s)/Inquir(ies) relevant my recent purchase of a new to me/used Colt Cobra .38 special (blued, serial # 73951R) 1) my serial number is 73951R - I have...
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    Colt Revolvers
  18. WTS Colt Cobra 2" Nickel

    Want to Sell
    For Sale is a Colt Cobra sn# M537**. This gun has never been shot, includes the hang tag, styrofoam box, booklet and a beat-up outer box. $650 shipped to your FFL.
  19. Old Colt ads for D frames with mirror image detectives

    Colt Revolvers
    Do you recall (or, better yet, have a .jpg of) an ad that Colt ran for a long time in police journals in the late fifties and early sixties? I now realize that the campaign was in response to the inroads on snubby sales to S&W's Chief's Special as it emphasized the "advantage" of six rounds...
  20. WTB Colt hammer shroud

    Want to Buy
    WTB Nickle Colt Hammer shroud for my carry piece which is a Detective Special. Thanks.