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  1. Colt Revolvers
    Today I finally received my curiosity answers to a Colt Diamondback revolver I bought July 8th, 2022, from Colt Archives Historian. SN R44437 was shipped to Gells Sporting Goods in Detroit, MI on Nov. 3, 1978. It is a 38 Special, with a 2 1/2" barrel, in blue finish. The stocks were wood...
  2. The Lounge
    So after the last range trip with the diamondback, I had intermittent light strikes. Figured it might be hard primers. Took the diamondback apart again, cleaned all the parts. Reassembled it everything is in good shape not to worn. I took the diamondback to the range today, and had consistent...
  3. Colt Revolvers
    Colt Fam, There’s always a buzz whenever a “3 digit” serial number Python goes up for sale, which got me wondering - why don’t we ever hear much about the first run of Diamondbacks in 1966? (I know Diamondbacks are newer, more plentiful and not hand-fitted like Pythons but they are still great...
  4. Colt Revolvers
    I have someone looking to sell a 1981 Colt Diamondback .22 with 6” barrel. It is unfired in the box with docs but has the black rubber Colt presentation grips which confuses me. I thought in 1981 they all came with the Colt checkered wood grips with medallions. Does anyone know for sure if this...
  5. Python
    I found a Colt catalog from 1981 and while looking through it I found something I almost forgot about. In 1981 Colt announced the Python was available in 22 LR and 22 Mag calibers. It was also the year of the Python Target 38 Special Cartridge (I remembered that because I have one). I have to...
  6. Photos Area
    I am a longtime fan of Colt firearms, especially their revolvers. For me they have always epitomized the true Old West. Having dreamed of owning one of these American treasures never seemed possible until a few years ago, when a good friend located a nice 4 inch Diamondback & I did not...
  7. Colt Revolvers
    Hi everyone, I've got another question for the experts on here. I have a 1968 Diamondback currently wearing newer stocks (the straight line style). I believe the correct stocks are the "smiley" style with silver medallions, and I have an opportunity to get some. One seller is offering a set for...
  8. Colt Revolvers
    Hello everyone, thank you for the feedback and advice you gave on my recent posts about the 1968 diamondback. I am very happy to have it in and definitely look forward to shooting it. Of course, I know the python is often considered the king of revolvers, and while I would love to add one to my...
  9. Colt Revolvers
    Thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post about the 4" .38 Diamondback! I appreciated hearing your opinions on the seller's photos. I am very happy to finally have the gun in hand and wanted to post my own photos and hear what you think:) It is indeed a early (1968) diamondback, and...
  10. Colt Revolvers
    Hello everyone, this will be my first post on the forums, and thank you in advance for your knowledge and advice! I have always appreciated Colt's quality and craftsmanship, and have wanted to get one of their snake guns for quite a while now. I am not a collector, but despite the high prices...
  11. Colt Revolvers
    Hello. I am in search of one or two loose 2 1/2 bbls for a pair of Diamondbacks I have. Need/s to be in very good to excellent shape. Prefer NOS. Find plenty of 4 and 6 inchers but have yet to come across any loose 2 1/2. Any help running some down would be great.
  12. Colt Revolvers
    First of all, I am only posting this to add my experience to the record for what I now know from reading in forums like this, that this is a somewhat volatile subject...and this forum seems to be the place to post this somewhat improbable story... I was puzzled to read that Diamondbacks and...
  13. Colt Revolvers
    Any problem using this ammo in a circa 1970 Diamondback.The only 22 ammo I can find at the local Dicks is CCI mini mag or stinger.I have used this in my stainless S&W Model 63 and had difficulty with cartridge ejection.I know this type of 22 ammo wasn't available back in the day so I just want...
  14. Colt Revolvers
    I have an opportunity to aquire a 1978 (the owner volunteered this) blued 6" DB for about $950 here in California. I noted it had rubber grips and a blue two latch plastic box that looks like it was made for it. From the photos I've seen the finish looks good and the owner said he was the second...
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