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Mist-Rest
03-28-2012, 11:05 AM
I know there are a few gun collectors here and I've been striking out on getting info..

I have a Colt Combat Cobra .357 2.5 inch polished SS with the box and the first buyers (I'm the 2nd) registration from MA dated back in 1989. This gun has a very low serial number. He has passed away and sold a bunch of his stuff off prior.

I contacted Colt and was told that it was a King Cobra and that with such a low number it is most likely a special edition. He told me this based on the fact the number starts with "CC" and that might explain the name of the gun. No other information is available from Colt.

When I poked around the internet last night the only thing I could find was that Lew Horton had a run of 1000 Combat Cobras. I called the shop where it was first purchased and they couldn't tell me squat.

The trigger on this gun is very smooth in dbl action and the break in single is crisp and light. I would place it in the same category as my Python and Diamondback.

Short of me running out and buying a Blue Book, do any of you have an idea?


Mist-Rest
03-28-2012, 11:32 AM
Lew Horton Just called me back. It's there's all right.

MSRP new was $479.00. I recall spending about 400 bucks for it. The gun sites have this thing all over the planet.

Maybe I'll sell the buyer my Dan Wesson instead. He wants a short barrel mag for finishing off hogs.

bigjimmie
03-28-2012, 11:34 AM
i'll give ya 200 sight unseen:rofl::rofl:


Think Done Deals
03-28-2012, 11:37 AM
This one is for sale - $3200, plus $40 shipping.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/986995034/Guns/Pistols/Colt-Double-Action-Revolvers-Modern/Colt_Combat_Cobra_357_Lew_Horton_Limited_Edition_1 _of_1000_Bright_Stainless_Wood_Grips_Lik.htm

Schmaltz~Herring
03-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Rob: You can go on the Colt Forum and get some great info from the Colt wizards. :thumbsup:

Mist-Rest
03-28-2012, 02:08 PM
Jack I was going to go there next. I figured with so many gun owners here the answer was sure to come. I really never thought LH was going to call me back so quickly. The guy was really nice on the phone as well.

I'm starting to think the seller mixed up what was a LH gun. I bought the S&W Mod 24-3 as the LH piece. It's a beautiful rich deep blue with a stunning rosewood grip. I paid him a bunch of money for it. I truthfully bought the Colt as my "pimp gun" because of the finish. I had no idea what it was until today. I'll work on the S&W now and see if that was the case on the mix up.

The seller was dying of cancer and was selling off his collection so his wife wouldn't have to deal with it. I had second choice and bought a few of his nicer pieces.

jobowker
03-28-2012, 05:18 PM
Since you are from the northeast, you should really check out northeastshooters web site. But keep in mind a lot of folks are going to obviously be gun nuts. :)

Mist-Rest
03-28-2012, 06:28 PM
I know NES. There are too many egos there for my taste. I get a kick out the "web dweebs" who just got their first LTC and became an instant know it all. I'm also a member of HSC where many of them seem to reference.

Once in a while I think of the gold chain crowd as it relates to boating and smile.

HSC has some very fine membership and my post is in no way to be negative. We all know the gold chains are everywhere.

grgrmouse
03-29-2012, 10:13 AM
Check gunbroker.com and calguns.net for comps. If it's 95% or better it's at leat $2500+ bare, w/ box, orig grip and papers $3000+

jobowker
03-29-2012, 01:11 PM
I know NES. There are too many egos there for my taste. I get a kick out the "web dweebs" who just got their first LTC and became an instant know it all. I'm also a member of HSC where many of them seem to reference.

Once in a while I think of the gold chain crowd as it relates to boating and smile.

HSC has some very fine membership and my post is in no way to be negative. We all know the gold chains are everywhere.

I live in Saugus. I'm willing to bet my neighborhood has you outnumbered in gold chains compared to Harvard. :)

Mist-Rest
03-29-2012, 01:20 PM
I live in Saugus. I'm willing to bet my neighborhood has you outnumbered in gold chains compared to Harvard. :)


Point well made. :rofl::rofl:

Hound
03-29-2012, 02:10 PM
I am not familiar with the short barrel King Cobra but I have a 6 inch stainless Python that I love. I use it. It's not a shelf piece. Since Colt stopped making them everyone wants to either sell them for big money or put them on a shelf. It is a shame because Colt made the finest revolvers. Shooting mine at the range is a blast.

I'ld love to pick up a snubby Colt 357 but I am not paying the market rate. I picked up this Python for 600 when most were asking 1200 to 1500 at a minimum.

I have a colleague that is a professional Guardian for the Court and I am always hoping to find deals through her.

Mist-Rest
03-29-2012, 03:22 PM
My Python has more sentimental value than anything else in my safe, the Diamondback is the second as they both came from a very good friend who knew I'd value them more than his kids would.

Given the fact I don't shoot many of my more valuable guns, having a few more safe queens doesn't bother me much.

Schmaltz~Herring
03-29-2012, 03:33 PM
When I'm ready to croak you can be first in line for my 22 Diamondbacks and other assorted Colt queens. ;)

Mist-Rest
03-30-2012, 05:14 AM
Deal:grin:



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