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Warmed up a couple of my Colt Bankers this morning at the range. Can't undrstand why Colt decided to drop this .22 lr. calber from their inventory..... Steve B.
 

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A little conflict called World War II caused the demise of the majority of the Pre-War Colt commercial line. After the end of the military contracts, Colt fell on tough times during the transition to the commercial market. The .22 Courier was introduced in 1955 to fill the demand for a small-frame .22 revolver, which evolved into the .22 Cobra.
 

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I also have an early 3" Cobra in .22 l.r. A very nice firearm, but doesn't come close to the fit and finish of the prewar Bankers. Steve B.
 

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I took your original post as asking why the short-cylinder, steel, fixed-sight, 2-inch barreled .22 revolver was dropped from the line ("inventory"). Even if the same gun were made today, it would not match Pre-War quality. No Post-War gun of any brand matches Pre-War quality.
 
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