SOLD FOR: $1198
Model: King Cobra AA3060
Serial Number: KA1892
Date of Manufacture: 1989 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot Single and Double Action Revolver With Swing Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “KING COBRA” with a Cobra head engraving. The right side of the barrel is marked “-357 MAGNUM CARTRIDGE- / COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. The flat under the crane and the crane are marked with the serial number. The inside of the ejector rod cutout is marked “S”. The sideplate is marked with a “Rampant Colt” logo. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “P”.
Barrel Length: The solid rib barrel with full underlug is 6”.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a serrated orange rubber insert pinned to the front of the rib. The rear sight is a white-outlined square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base pinned to the topstrap. The top of the rib and topstrap are matte finished for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece black checkered rubber panels with finger grooves which fully enclose the grip frame. There are gold colored Colt medallions on each panel. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is well defined. There are no rips or tears. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Brushed & Matte Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its finish. The cylinder has a thin turn-line and there are a few scattered light marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lock-up on this revolver has very little play on each chamber. The trigger is smooth in double action, and crisp in single action. We have not fired this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: One of Colt’s “Seven Serpents”, the King Cobra is a medium-frame 6-shot .357 revolver. It has the looks of a Python with lockwork more similar to the venerable Trooper line of revolvers. This example has a stainless steel finish with 6″ barrel. It is in Excellent condition with about 98% of its finish, a great bore, and strong mechanics. This would make a great hunting sidearm or home defense revolver and would also fit in with a Colt collection that hasn’t added this snake to the pit. Please see our pictures and good luck!