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Thanks WS23. Guess I will stick with the snakes. Only one more to find. But that bear is attractive.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by imthduke:
I am a newbie....but eager to learn colts....what is a Kodiak? Saw one for sale.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The Kodiak is essentially an Anaconda with unfluted cylinder, ported barrel, a unique set of pachmayer grips, and different roll markings...."Kodiak", paw print, etc.. Colt also produced a cousin called the Grizzly, which was basically a SS King Cobra with unfluted cylinder, ported barrel, same grips as the Kodiak, and with "Grizzly" and paw print roll markings. I tend to believe the 2000 Kodiak, and 500 Grizzly production numbers, because I've run across several Kodiaks, and was able to purchase one with little effort. The Grizzly was a five year search, and I located two in the same week. Haven't laid eyes on one since. I do know, that if the 500 number is correct, there are now only 499, because I have the barrel, cylinder, grips,and internal parts that were purchased after one went through a police chop shop, and the frame was destroyed. I hope the idiot responsible for that one is happy. Anyway, that's it in a nutshell...Happy hunting!
 

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As I said in the other post, 1000 Grizzlys. The Blue Book is wrong. It's not a guess, it's not faith, it's not a belief. It's a fact.
 

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Just picked up a NIB Grizzly at the Phoenix gun show this weekend. It was the only one I've ever seen. Paid $750. It sure felt like a lot of money but I'm sure I got a great deal.
 

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You DID get a great deal! And yes $750 is still a lot of money. But not for what you got.

I'd say you scored. No go out and find its mate, the Kodiak!
 

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So, you're the one who bought the Grizzly.
It was mint in the box and he was asking $800 firm. He was set up in the small back building correct ?
I had a hard time putting it down when I had it. Congrats.
It looks like a King Cobra with a Python Barrel.

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By the way, did you see the nickel plated .22 6 inch Diamondback on the table across from that guy for $800 ?

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Jeff don't tell me you didn't buy the Nickel 22 DB! Was there something wrong with it? At that price I'd have figured it would be gone in a NY minute.
 

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Well, let me tell ya.
I had it in my hot little hands. It was marked $850 and looked sweet. I asked the age old question, what's your best price ?
He said $800. I wasn't about to put the gun down. I happened to pop the cylinder open to take a look a little closer and noticed that the firing end of the cylinder was missing it's nickle and the copper that was underneath the nickel was all over the end. I hemmed and hawed and finally dropped the weapon. It was very clean other than the end of the cylinder. Ohhh well.
On to the next one.

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