Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum 2.5” Double Action Revolver, MFD 1991

SOLD FOR: $4299

LSB#: 230917GB008

Make: Colt

Model: King Cobra

Serial Number: KK7388

Year of Manufacture: 1991 (Colt Serial Lookup)

Caliber: .357 Magnum

Action Type: Double Action SA/DA Revolver with Swing Out Cylinder

Barrel Length: 2.5”, Solid Rib, Full Underlug

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with an orange insert pinned to the rib above the muzzle. The rear sight is a square notch with white outline in a fully adjustable mount pinned to the top strap. The top strap and rib are matte to help reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black rubber featuring gold-colored Colt medallions. The grips show mainly just light handling and storage marks. There is a light compression on the left side. The checkering is distinct. The grips are in Fine Plus overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 9 or 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a light turn line on the cylinder. There are some sparsely scattered nicks and scratches. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks in each position with barely perceptible play when the trigger is pressed. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a Colt blue polymer case and an instruction manual.

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 polished blue finish with a 2.5″ barrel making it quite collectible. It is in Excellent condition with about 97% of its finish, a great bore, and strong mechanics. This would make a carry 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 in your bidding!

-J. Ren

Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum 2.5” Double Action Revolver, MFD 1991
Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum 2.5” Double Action Revolver, MFD 1991