Colt Model Diamondback .38 Spl 4″ Engraved DA/SA Revolver MFD 1971

SOLD FOR: $3,812.99

LSB#: 231213CG008

Make: Colt

Model: Diamondback

Serial Number: D47010

Year of Manufacture: 1971 (Colt Serial Lookup)

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Double Action Revolver with Swing Out Cylinder

Barrel Length: 4”, Vent Rib, Full Underlug

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade that is pinned to the ventilated rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is adjustable for windage and elevation, pinned to the topstrap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece aftermarket Badger Custom Grips featuring finger grooves. The grips show no notable wear or damage, just light handling and storage marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: French Gray

Finish Originality: Refinished

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

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal refinish. The balance of the finish shows ornate aftermarket engraving. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks in each position with no play when the trigger is pressed. We did not fire this firearm. We have cleaned this firearm and performed a mechanic’s check but expect many will want to clean the firearm again depending on their standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Diamondback is essentially a shorter framed Python both in the cylinder and grip frame, sharing similar aesthetic dynamics and is no less striking in appearance and mechanics than its predecessor. This revolver retains about 98% of its finish with some scattered wear and a few spots of light erosion in the bore. This will make for a great shooter or will do well to help fill out a collection of Serpent guns. Those familiar with the Python line understand the accuracy these revolvers are capable of, this one should prove to be no different. The ornate aftermarket finish and engraving will certainly draw a lot of admiring looks. Please see our pictures and good luck in your bidding!

-J. Ren

Colt Model Diamondback .38 Spl 4" Engraved DA/SA Revolver MFD 1971
Colt Model Diamondback .38 Spl 4″ Engraved DA/SA Revolver MFD 1971