No. The Cobra & Detective Special are Decedents of the official police and police positive guns, although there are slight external differences. I own 4 Colt DA wheel Guns, a 6" blued Python, and three Snubbies. A 3" Stainless King Cobra, and 2" Cobra LT.( light weight) and a 2"Det. Sp., that was Dad's off Duty( the King was his Back up to his 1911 as an Army Reserve CID). The only one I still carry and shoot is the Cobra. It had the timing redone and a rebluing from colt in 1991. It still looks like the day I got it back, 23 years ago last month. I've Taught several cousins, Nieces, and Nephews to shoot with that Gun. My Older Niece is a College Art Teacher in Philly, but lives in Jersey, where her husband is a Methodist Minister. They are in a nice house, but a rough area. They offered to buy the gun from me, but I couldn't sell it. So instead all the Aunts and uncles chipped in, and we got them a GP100 4", and an SP101 4" 22.
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