Sold For: $3,606
Model: King Cobra
Serial Number: VK7689
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Caliber: .38 Special and .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “KING COBRA”. The crane cut and crane are marked “VK7689”. The left side of the frame has the Rampant Colt logo. The right side of the barrel is marked “-357 MAGNUM CARTRIDGE- / COLT’S PT. FA. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” The left rear trigger guard bow is marked with a “G”. The left side of the trigger is marked with an “N” in a square. The left forward trigger guard bow is marked with the Verified Proof.
Barrel Length: 2 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red insert serrated ramped blade. The rear sight is a white outline square notch adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered rubber with finger grooves and silver Colt medallions. There is little to no wear. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is Bright and the rifling is Sharp. There is No erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a light dragline on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly in both single and double action. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue molded plastic Colt case. The case rates in about Fine condition showing light storage wear. The original owner’s manual is in the case. The top has been wrinkled slightly. There is a plastic bag containing a sheet with Colt authorized repair service stations, the Colt Companion, a Congratulatory letter, and a warranty reply card. These papers rate in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a fantastic looking quality Colt revolver chambered for the man-stopping .357 cartridge. It appears to have been very well cared for and likely has not seen much use in the last 20 years. With its shorter 2 ½” barrel, this revolver would be excellent for both carry as well as home or vehicle defense. The rubber grips should aid in absorbing the recoil of the heavy .357 loads. The adjustable sights will be nice for target practice with lighter .38 special loads.