Colt 38 Ctg. Diamondback Revolver

Colt 38 Ctg. Diamondback Revolver

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4 years 3 weeks ago, 2:18 PM

atomant

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This Colt Don't Run...

This is one mean, powerful, beautiful gun. Only one owner prior to me, which was my father. Long story short, never been dropped, recently blued, has been fired only a few times, extremely accurate gun.
Feel free to call or email with any questions.

4 years 3 weeks ago, 2:34 PM

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Colt Diamondback

Beautiful guns. To me, they're even more appealing than a Python.
Do you still have the original wood grips?

A 6" blue Diamondback in .22 LR is practically my dream gun.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 3 weeks ago, 2:53 PM

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Bob.. Gun show stuff..

We were talking about the over prices on your last one.. My last in Wickenburg last year was just the opposite.. i thought the prices reflected the economy.. I've mentioned and shown pics of the parkerized 10 i picked up at that show.. This was a heart breaker, and your going to love the story.. back in the back a guy had what i thought was the best value in the show.. If my finances (or Gloria) would have allowed i would have brought back a matched set of Colt target revolvers 38 & 22 both 6", both mint.. These were from the police positive target series.. and if you remember the piece does not have what you would call good looking sights.. At least in my eyes, but original to the guns, and they were a camp perry commemorative.. beautiful, and considering Colt doesn't make DA revolvers anymore (except for a few custom shop models) amazing at 1500 for the pair.. I'm pretty sure they were unturned.. least said so, and no lines on cylinder ..True 100% If i had the money they would have come home with me..

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4 years 3 weeks ago, 3:14 PM

ecaman

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Greg

$1500 for that pair is very reasonable, if they were true Camp Perry commemoratives, in their original boxes, with all their original stuff.
One thing I've always wanted is a set of S&W K22, K32, & K38, first editions. I wouldn't care if they'd been fired, or had the boxes and papers. Of course, if they did that would be super, but just to have them would be fine for me.
A friend of mine in TX has a K22 that I've tried to get off of him for 40 years, with no luck at all. He used to shoot squirrels with it around his house in Wichita Falls. "God damn bushy tailed tree rats!" He hated them because they'd get inside the roof and chew the insulation on the wiring.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 3 weeks ago, 4:27 PM

greg az

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I agree with you Bob..

I've always been partial to the big Smith, and Colt 22's as well.. I had every reason to believe they were all original.. and the condition really showed unfired.. I've never been a fan of the "looks" of the sites on the old target Colts.. If you remember the front sight looks like something i would do in the garage.. The upright is pinned between two shoulders on the bbl and while im sure they were super accurate just not as pleasing to the eye (mine anyway) as the one piece front sight.. The rear is also a bit diffrent and actually comes back a bit further than normal sights but well done.. Yep they were special and well worth the money.. I would never have anything i couldn't shoot and don't think i could have resisted the temptation if we could have afforded them..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
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