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My Colt Cobra is my constant companion. While the world keeps churning out "Fantastic Plastics," I am happy with my Cobra. I prefer the old style cross draw holsters from the 1960's for carrying outdoors. Most of the used ones now are worn out. Just got a new one from Boston Leather called the Springer. Made in the USA and seems well built. Loaded with Buffalo Bore non +P 158 grain LSWC HP, and carrying two spare Safariland Comp I Speedloaders, I feel that I am well armed down here in South Florida. Any other Cobra fans here?
 

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My Colt Cobra is my constant companion. While the world keeps churning out "Fantastic Plastics," I am happy with my Cobra. I prefer the old style cross draw holsters from the 1960's for carrying outdoors. Most of the used ones now are worn out. Just got a new one from Boston Leather called the Springer. Made in the USA and seems well built. Loaded with Buffalo Bore non P+ 158 grain LSWC HP, and carrying two spare Safariland Comp I Speedloaders, I feel that I am well armed down here in South Florida. Any other Cobra fans here?
Love the second gens with the shrouded ejector...P.S. we need a pic outside of the holster!
 

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I like your old Cobra. The holster is based on a classic pattern that was used by many holster companies. Buchheimer made them but I'm not sure who was the first. Possibly Clark or Lewis.

Here's one of my two favorite front pocket carry guns. A 1955 Agent with a hammer shroud. First year of production. My other front pocket favorite is a 1962 S&W Mod 37 Airweight with a slick trigger job.


I'm broad minded; I have a goodly number of plastic guns as well as classic revolvers and semi autos.
I just like firearms!



 

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The Buffalo Bore standard pressure/short barrel round is an excellent choice, Sixgun100.

I love Cobras. I had a mint 1993 one with boxes etal I sold. It was too nice to use. I routinely carry a 1964 Cobra that is well used and I have a 1952 that is just about mint. That's my birth year and to make it even nicer, I picked it up at my dealers shop on my 59th birthday, 3/14/11. I don't carry that one either, but it's my favorite.
Someday I will get one of the 1500 Colt made the first year in 1950 ;)
 

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Very nice, Sixgun100. Here's my old '52 Cobra. Or is it '51. Forgot now. Looking at yours we see a before and after compared to mine. Mine is unloaded in this old pic but is never unloaded now. You have a fine gun there.
Matt, it's not beat up enough.
Time to tie it to the back end of the truck next time you go for a ride :D
 

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It was Maylish that got me into the "Working Gun" mode.I have a 1960 Cobra that is a joy to carry.I use Federal Nyclad non +P hollow points with one tactical reload.Never feel underguned.If you can't handle a defensive situation with 5 or 6 rounds of 38 Special and one tactical reload YOU NEED A SWAT TEAM .
 

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I also carry an older Cobra with Nyclad HP ammo. I have Agent grips to make it hide better, and am considering adding a shroud. My oldest Cobra is a safe queen, because it is 32NP and is SN 347 LW. Too rare to shoot!
 

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I also carry an older Cobra with Nyclad HP ammo. I have Agent grips to make it hide better, and am considering adding a shroud. My oldest Cobra is a safe queen, because it is 32NP and is SN 347 LW. Too rare to shoot!
Yer darn tootin' it's too rare to shoot!
I guess you didn't see this thread I've linked below. I've been looking to see some very early examples. Is the barrel marked Detective Special (would have come with a Detective Special box with a small sticker that said Lightweight).
Congratulations, I am happy you own such a rare Cobra.

http://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-revolvers/63655-who-owns-1950-1951-cobra.html
 

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Eagle Secret Service Grips, you have to request the flush fit ones to get the super tiny ones. Perfect for pocket or ankle carry! They also make them for the older long frame "D" frame and the Python.


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Yer darn tootin' it's too rare to shoot!
I guess you didn't see this thread I've linked below. I've been looking to see some very early examples. Is the barrel marked Detective Special (would have come with a Detective Special box with a small sticker that said Lightweight).
Congratulations, I am happy you own such a rare Cobra.

http://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-revolvers/63655-who-owns-1950-1951-cobra.html
Malysh, I just read thru the link you posted===neat information. My 3 digit Cobra was bought with no box. It has coltwood grips which have shrunk over time (seems like most do, with the limited amount of materials available in the 40's and 50's). The barrel is marked "CORRA" over "32 Colt NP CTG" and is mint condition, except the bluing seems a bit thin, but not from wear.

The most obvious early feature is a domed steel bushing pressed into the frame from the outside (below the hammer pivot point) to support the pivot for the internal parts. Not sure which ones without consulting my lost Kunhausen manual. I'm curious how many they made this way. This being their first ever aluminum frame revolver, it is obvious they were not sure the aluminum would be strong enough to do the job.

Other than a few scuffs, I think the gun has never been fired. It probably spent it's life (before I found it in a LGS) in a dresser drawer. I really should letter the thing, along with some other rare pieces I have.
 

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I carried an Agent or Cobra everyday until I realized I could carry a PPS with a 4" barrel just as easy. The difference in barrel length makes an amazing difference in my accuracy. I never notice the extra 2", nor weight, while I'm carrying.
 

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Not a Cobra, but a steel Detective Special. I agree those old crossdraw holsters are, to me, a natural thing for those D frame snubbies. You just bring your hand up and your hand is filled. Makes a easy Sunday carry gun or something you slip on under your windbreaker in the Fall
 
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