I agree with dfariswheel. I have no idea if aluminum can be manufactured with that process. I guess metalurgists can tell us, but it remains to be seen if it can be done economicallly enough to be feasible for a relatively small market share.
The original aluminum Cobras were rated for +P ammunition...Colt has made a big deal about the new Cobra being rated for +P they marked it on the barrel. Making a new Cobra in aluminum...as nice as that might be...would create a nightmare for proper ammunition...no matter how many warnings Colt would give it. I could see this being a case where a Colt would look like a Ruger with all the disclaimers marked on the gun.
Even though the new Cobras are made of stainless and rated for Plus P, I would be curious to see how many Plus P's they could handle before problems developed. Shooting a lot of Plus P's through any small gun, steel or aluminum, is not fun. It has been proven that shooting lots of Plus P's through small aluminum framed revolvers (both S&W and Colt) causes the frame to stretch and eventually crack. Colt has no aluminum frames to replace one on a cracked Cobra. So, when that happens, you have a nice paperweight. I carry Winchester non plus P 110 grain Silvertip hollowpoints in my old Cobra and you can practice with those also. Practice with standard and shoot a cylinder full of Plus P's to see what it is like and then load them up for carry.
The only reason I don’t have a new cobra is because it’s steel. I believe there would be a market for a lightweight. I carry an agent or cobra lightweight. Yep, practice with wadcutters but packing plus P for duty. I may shoot 2 cylinder loads of plus P a year, at 7-10 yards, the point of impact change is inconsequential.
A minor problem if Colt introduced a new alloy frame "lightweight Cobra" would be what to call it?
The new steel gun is called Cobra, a name historically associated with the older alloy frame revolver.
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Has anyone seen this before, where a Colt New Service has 38 Special crossed out and 357 mag placed above it, like in the picture?
Just picked this up and there’s not a lot of information out there on this pistol.
Ok my gunsmith worked at colt as one of their lead designers and before he left Colt let him make a custom Anaconda for him and his father. They are 2 made he had it painted with the paint they use on stealth bomber. If the story sound far fetched trust me I know. But I’ve held the gun and shot...
Thanks for the add to the site! There is a lot of knowledge here..
I picked this pistol up the other day and it has some curiosities.. Take a look and let me know if i have something unusual/rare or if it is a revolver that some unknown gunsmith got a hold of. I haven't cleaned it up so it is...