hi i got it at a show not long ago it came with box and manual the manual says king cobra copy right 1993.but i hear they were only made up to 1992? its a range toy and shots nice the action is not bad for none hand fitted action.i think colt can still sell them if they still made them at this point and time it has a nicer finnish i think then a 686
You may get a better quality picture if you increase the resolution setting on your digital camera. That may take out some of the graininess and provide some detail. I take about 4 or 5 photos to get 1 decent one. So you may try that. However I certainly am not all that great with the cameras and taking photos myself.