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CA357 07-12-2011 06:31 PM

Bought a Colt Diamondback
 
I sort of lost my mind today. I was at the gunsmith's to pick up some ammunition. When I looked in the display case I saw a very clean 2.5" Colt Diamondback. I asked the price, thinking that there's no way I can afford this thing. The price he quoted me almost knocked me over. I immediately put it on 30 day layaway. It was too cheap not to buy it.

I am stoked!

winds-of-change 07-12-2011 06:50 PM

I just Googled an image of it. NICE, indeed. I can't wait to see pictures of your new gun.

Glasshartt 07-12-2011 06:55 PM

Whoa, a Diamondback!! Way to go! Just don't go on any cruises with her.

fireguy 07-12-2011 07:12 PM

That'll look good hanging in your new gun cabinet. Congrats.
OBTW, did you get permission yet?

canebrake 07-12-2011 07:23 PM

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Nice.....I likes me some Colts!

The following are from gunbroker, mouse over the photos and the asking price is in the name. ;)

Ambrola 07-12-2011 08:16 PM

Looks like an Agent I have. Whats the diff???

CA357 07-12-2011 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ambrola (Post 539781)
Looks like an Agent I have. Whats the diff???

I really don't know what the difference would be. However, what I do know is that I once had a blue 6" Colt Trooper Mk II and sold it like a fool. This was an opportunity to pick up another Colt wheel gun at an amazing price, so I jumped on it.

CA357 07-12-2011 08:27 PM

Ambrola, I just googled the Agent. It looks like the Agent is an alloy frame and the Diamondback is steel. I also note that the Agent doesn't have the vent rib barrel whereas the Diamondback does. Does that seem about right?

canebrake 07-12-2011 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ambrola (Post 539781)
Looks like an Agent I have. Whats the diff???

Easy way to tell the difference is the vented rib on the Diamondback/Python.

The Colt Agent was a lower-price version of the light weight Cobra.

The Agents were manufactured from 1962 to 1978.

The Diamondback is a scaled down version of the Python.

Diamondbacks were manufactured from 1966 to 1988.

stalkingbear 07-12-2011 09:24 PM

Congrats on the Diamondback! I assume it's in .38 Special? I'd like to have 1 in .22LR in 4".


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