What year was the Colt Cobra made?
First introduced in 1986, the Colt King Cobra is a medium frame double-action revolver featuring a six round cylinder which was designed and produced by the Colt’s Manufacturing Company and marketed to law enforcement agencies and civilian firearms enthusiasts.
What is the difference between a Colt python and King Cobra?
The King Cobra has a much shorter (and stiffer!) double-action pull than the Python. The KC is what Colt called a MK V action and they made a few Troopers featuring this action before they came out with the King.
What ammo for Colt Cobra?
The Cobra is chambered in . 38 Special and is +P capable. This firearm was designed to meet the needs of new shooters and seasoned professionals alike. It’s easy and enjoyable to shoot, easy to carry, and draws from the fine lineage that make Colt revolvers special.
What’s the serial number on a Colt Cobra?
Note: Aircrewman began 1951 and ended 1959. Courier began 1954 and ended 1956. Agent began 1962. Use the Colt Serial Number Database Lookup Tool. I paid $400 for this 1974 example in 1997 and $650 for the 1978 gun for my wife in 2002. If you find one of these in “mint condition”, it’s a great gun to collect and/or carry.
What was the serial number of Jack Ruby’s Cobra?
It was an earlier version of the Colt Cobra that Jack Ruby used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald. The serial number of Ruby’s Colt was 2744LW (note the LW stands for Light-Weight). The Jack Ruby Colt Cobra was returned to his estate many years later and was sold at auction. An anonymous New Jersey gun collector paid $220,000 for it.
When did Colt change the serial number to E?
Toward the end of 1969 the letter “E” was added as a prefix to the serial number. In 1975 the letter “E” was moved to the end of the number, becoming a suffix. In 1978 and later other letters were used. According to the Colt Python Serial Number Table here, production of the Python peaked in 1981 (the highest production year).
When did Colt stop making the Colt Python?
In 1975 the letter “E” was moved to the end of the number, becoming a suffix. In 1978 and later other letters were used. According to the Colt Python Serial Number Table here, production of the Python peaked in 1981 (the highest production year). Colt produced more guns in that one year than the first ten years combined!