Hi everyone. Been lurking for a couple of weeks gathering info so I could make a decision. Just bought a King Cobra yesterday From a local shop. I started out looking at S&W and thought I would get a 686. But when I saw the King, it talked to me. I wouldn't even come close to knowing enough about buying a revolver if it hadn't been for this board. At least I didn't feel like an idiot when looking at a gun. I checked the timing and the other things that I learned here and felt I got a good buy. It's and earlier model without the counter sunk bore. Overall condition seemed very nice. The trigger was like butter. I think it may have been worked over. It came with the hard case and owners manual. Got it for $450, seemed fair to me when I looked at the auction prices and Guns America sites on line. I pick it up next wednesday. I don't have a carry permit so I have to wait 3 business days. I'm going to a gun show tomorrow and think I'll take the the course so I can carry. Only 2 hours and 35 bucks. I look foward to hanging out and learning some more. Hey, maybe I'll even get to contribute from my experiences. I promise I'll use the search before I ask a question. Can't wait to shoot that frist box of shells.