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Posted: 7/28/2002 7:15:45 AM EST
I bought this gun a few months ago and now no longer want it. The gun is a 4" Colt King Cobra in .357. The pistol is like new and the blued model. The reason I bought it because I thought it might have been RARE model because I've never seen a blued model of this model. Is this gun rare and what is the book value on it? I'm going to trade it on a Colt Defender or a Colt XSE.

Link Posted: 7/28/2002 7:21:28 AM EST
I don't think it is very rare. My book list it at About $400 fot 100% cond.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 9:05:12 AM EST
If it was a 6" Blued, I'd buy it from you! I used to have one, and it was the best revolver I ever owned. I sold it to help pay for my college tuition, thinking I could buy another later. Turns out colt isn't making them anymore! If the're worth $400, I guess that's pretty good considering I only paid $250 NIB back in '89 for mine.

Link Posted: 7/28/2002 1:07:33 PM EST
The King Cobra was unusual in that it was the first new model gun ever made in stainless steel BEFORE a blue version.

Although not as common as stainless, the blued version isn't rare.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 3:48:01 PM EST
How much do you think I can get for a trade in? Do you think $340 is possible?
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 5:04:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Morgan-Keegan:
How much do you think I can get for a trade in? Do you think $340 is possible?



Many years of experience tell me your particular King Cobra is only worth about $75.00 shipped to Oklahoma City !

(Uh, you got mail.)
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 12:52:54 PM EST
Morgan-Keegan:

I'd recommend selling the Cobra either on your own, or on consignment at a gun shop. You will get more this way. Gunshops cannot offer as much as a straight trade.

A friend of mine found this out last year when he traded an early post-war bright blued Walther P-38 for $100.00 LESS than he could have sold it on consignment at the same gunshop.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 3:19:54 PM EST
Not as rare as a 2inch blue model.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 3:22:26 PM EST
Not as rare as a 2inch blue model.
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