I'm sure Dr. D will answer, but within the previous post that you appended with the question, it was stated that the King Cobra is essentially the Trooper MkV with a barrel variation. Jerry Kuhnhausen lumps the J, V and AA frames into the same manual as the actions are essentially the same. The major difference is in trigger and hammer design and material. The J trigger and hammer are sintered and somewhat different dimensionally in the areas related to the "shorter" action of the V andd AA frame guns. The V and AA triggers and hammers are dimensionally the same but the Vs are investment cast carbon steel while the AAs are investment cast stainless. The J triggers and hammers are not functionally mixable with the V and AA, and Kuhnhausen even recommends against mixing those V and AA components apparently because of the different materials. The J safety connector and main spring is also different because of the action differences, but the rest of the V and AA components are apparently interchangeable. I mention the J components not to be confusing, but because they are often misidentified and you need to be aware. Certainly wait for Dr. D's answer and perhaps purchase a Kuhnhausen DA Shop Manual Vol. II for continued reference. JMO /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
Thanks for your post. I'm aware of the general differences between the models & the materials. My question arose from D's comment on the KC being basically a stainless MKV, which led me to wonder if any of the parts are interchangeable between the KC & MKV.
And, the reason for that is that I'm trying to beat the inevitable point in time when spare parts for a number of my revolvers will no longer be available. My interest here would be more in hands & bolts & so on, I wouldn't mind having several stainless versions in the archives for my MKV. A spare stainless trigger & hammer as backups (they'd look a bit out of place on the blued gun) would be do-able, I suppose, but I'm looking elsewhere for blued spares for those.
Was hoping D would respond, he's much more intimately acquainted with the Colts than I am. I'm more Smith and Ruger, but looking to support this MKV and the MKIII I picked up recently.
The DA Colt Kuhnhausen books are on the list, but not right near the top at the moment.
I appreciate the help. That's what I was hoping for. Couple small parts here & there and some springs, and we should be in business.
Time to warm up the credit card & start making some phone calls.