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I just saw two Colt Vipers for sale by Collectors, Houston, TX. One chrome and one blue. I did'nt know they made such an animal (only one year 1977). I learn something new every day.........Henri
 

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Henri, did you really mean to say chrome?

The Viper was available from the factory in blue and nickel. Nickel may appear to some folks as chrome. But I don't believe the Viper was ever offered in chrome.
 

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Also Henri,
If the Vipers are MINTY and priced at current Blue book prices BUY THEM NOW !!!!
Run don't walk... Hurry... Buy them


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wasn't the viper essentially an aluminum alloy version of the police positive?
 

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Going to throw in a monkey wrench...

I don't think the Vipers are any big deal.

Made one year, and aluminum is still like tin foil to me. There must be a reason why production stopped.

If you're an avid collector, then there is obviously a point, but I'd bet it's not a very good gun.
 

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Manderson, I'm with you on the Viper. But to someone that collects Colts they have to have it. I looked at a few and wasn't impressed at all.
 

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Although I am "not into newer Colts",I kick my A-S everytime I see a Viper. Could've bought one about 15 years ago,blued,NIP for $250(+ or - $25,I recall). But those "ersatz" Herrett stocks turned me off,and I felt I had "too many .38 Specials,so for the same money,I bought a mint M-57 S&W 4"(no box etc.). While the M-57 has climbed in value,its not as high as the Viper.

Majic;as far as Collectors,and pricing,I agree,they are high,but their website is expensive also,so the customer pays for the overhead,plus the Houston area is quite "affluent"!! I love their website,to show some of my interested Middle School history students,some of the older weapons that they offer. Right now there is a Hall Carbine,that was invented by a gent that lived in the town in Maine where my school is located. Perfect timing,as we are on the time period of the Seminole War. Bud
 

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Hey lonewolf, speaking of the Seminole War, you know we have never signed a peace treaty with the United States as yet.

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WOW !! I'm certainly glad I brought that "Viper" question up. That was a good information area!!!! Henri
 

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Here' s a silly question for you all:
What does a viper look like?

Can someone please be so kind to post a picture of it?

Many thanks
 

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Here's a swing and a miss - about 1980 a gentleman had both a Viper and 1977 PPS for sale side by side, both NIB, same price (maybe $250)...guess which one this genius (me) bought?
 

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Nice!

Thanks Manderson.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gunsmoke:
Here' s a silly question for you all:
What does a viper look like?

Can someone please be so kind to post a picture of it?

Many thanks

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

here is mine
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>but I'd bet it's not a very good gun.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The Agents and the Cobras have been very good revolvers and the Viper is nothing but a longer barreled version of them.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Majic:
but I'd bet it's not a very good gun.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Like my good 'ole grandma used to say: "Never judge the cuisine until it is served."
 

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Amidst all of the "Bally-Hoo" the "Vipers are still there. One in nickel plate even comes with a Colt letter. A lot of talk but no action. Like I said before, "I learn something new every day"!!! Henri
 
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