Why did Colt stop making DA revolvers?
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Why did Colt stop making DA revolvers?

Was it lawsuits? Or another reason?

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Old 02-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Default Why did Colt stop making DA revolvers?

Not sure why exactly but I get mad every time somebody brings up the subject.

I sold a SS 6" King Cobra LNIB for exactly what I paid for it $375.00 about two months before they made the announcement!!!!




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I learned how to shoot a pistol with a Colt Diamondback and every time I shoot it I think, "Why on earth did they stop making these?!"

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Still wish the Pythons were still made.
Though frankly a modern S&W 686 and Ruger GP100 are probably more functional DA Revolvers

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Still wish the Pythons were still made.
Though frankly a modern S&W 686 and Ruger GP100 are probably more functional DA Revolvers
I guess I agree, but I don't think either can touch the looks of any Colt.

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Phython was a high priced to build handgun for the amount they sold and it did have some weakness's compared to some others and along with AR rifle contracts and the 1911's that allways sold well. The 44 version was a strong handgun but it never sold real well. It was designed by the same man that designed dan Wesson revolvers.

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Colt revolvers because of the sudden death cylinder lock needed constant repairs. The much vaunted Colt Python when used by police Depts needed to be re-timed every 6 mos. The Colt system because it locks the chamber mouth to the forcing cone only needed slight wear to lock off center and bind the action.
The S&W revolvers are engineered with just enough play at battery position to freely align the chamber mouth and the forcing cone. This allows the S&W to compensate for wear and ammunition variables in the critical timing of a revolver. Thus the S&W Mdl. 10s and Mdl. 19 etc. sold much better. It is a matter of market choice that put Colt out of the DA revolver competition.

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Thanks for all of the info guys. My Diamondback is picky with ammo. After a few cylinders of lrn rounds, the cylinder gets tight and has even locked up. Its got a sweet trigger though.

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Colts were really over rated. Colt pistols were used in a lot of popular movies which generated a lot of demand. Several famous Generals carried custom made Colt pistols. Not a lot of people that made a living with a gun prefered Colt pistols.

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Colts were really over rated. Colt pistols were used in a lot of popular movies which generated a lot of demand. Several famous Generals carried custom made Colt pistols. Not a lot of people that made a living with a gun prefered Colt pistols.
they may be over rated, but they were still good pistols and they do command premium prices now. they wouldn't get those higher prices unless they were worth that price.

what is an item worth? whatever the market can stand and people are willing to pay.
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