1961 Colt Cobra .38 Spl. 4"Blue Factory Hammer Shroud RARE!

$2,495

If you collect vintage Colt handguns, and you really love the hard to find pistols that don’t surface too often, then I have the perfect gun for you!

‘Dirty Harry’ is very happy to offer you this very early and quite rare 1951 Colt Cobra .38 Special revolver (Serial # 9171-LW), featuring a beautiful factory original dual-tone blue finish, the rare 4” barrel, rare factory hammer shroud, and perfect Coltwood stocks. This is a very cool pistol folks! You don’t often see the elusive 4” Colt Cobra revolvers, but you rarely ever see the 4” Colt Cobra w/ a factory hammer shroud. Overall condition is a strong 99% throughout. The factory original dual-tone blue finish is exceptional w/ both the shiny blue & matte blue finishes showing only the slightest signs of handling, and the factory original Coltwood stocks are simply perfect. All mechanical functions are perfect w/ tight lockup, accurate timing, and shiny barrel & cylinder bores. The package also includes an original Colt 4” Cobra box w/ the white ‘shroud’ sticker, and an original Colt Shooting Suggestions brochure. The box is numbered as 9192, which I have been told belonged to the other 4” Colt Cobra w/ hammer shroud that was in the two-gun shipment, so somewhere along the line the two boxes got swapped, probably at the original dealership. According to the Colt Archives letter, this 4” Colt Cobra # 9171 was shipped on December 14, 1951 (part of a two-gun shipment) and was delivered to Buhl Sons Company in Detroit, Michigan.

I have always sought out the oddball and highly unique Colt pistols that you simply don’t see every day, and this beautiful revolver certainly fits the bill. This is a collector-grade pistol that would be an excellent addition to any high-end Colt collection!