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**SOLD 04-05-2019** COLT DIAMONDBACK 4" BARREL 22LR
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FS: A Colt Diamondback 4" Barrel with box and paperwork. Caliber is 22 LR six-shot finished in Colt"s dark blue.
It has a slight turn line and what looks like a spot on the left side on the barrel/frame where some sticky type material has stuck to that area while being stored. When the material was removed it left a light mark on the barrel/frame. (See the pictures)
Like all Pythons and Diamondbacks, it has a ventilated rib barrel with an adjustable rear sight. The walnut grips are perfect showing zero use. Colt Diamondbacks like their big brothers the Colt Pythons are increasing in value.
The Colt Diamondback is a revolver manufactured by Colt's Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut, in calibers of .22 LR and .38 Special. Inspired by the successful Colt Python, the Diamondback was manufactured from 1966 to 1988 and was available in barrel lengths of 2½, 4, and 6 inches.
Colt introduced the double-action Diamondback as a deluxe model in 1966. It has a wide serrated target hammer, ventilated rib, fully adjustable target quality sights, and full-length barrel underlug. It is a 6-shot revolver with a swing-out cylinder and was available in blue or nickel finishes. Visually, the Diamondback resembles a scaled-down version of the Python, though the action was not tuned as finely as the Python, nor did it receive the Python's Royal Blue finish. While the Python is built on Colt's "I frame," the Diamondback is built on the smaller "D frame," as used in the Detective Special. The Diamondback was dropped from production in 1988.
Because of the light recoil of .22 caliber ammunition, the .22 version of the Diamondback can be used as a training gun for novice shooters. It had gained popularity with gun enthusiasts due to the inexpensive price of .22 caliber ammunition and since it has been discontinued, for its rarity.
In addition, the Diamondback was marketed to law enforcement agencies who did not allow the use of the .357 Magnum cartridge.
Like all Pythons and Diamondbacks, it has a ventilated rib barrel with an adjustable rear sight
The walnut grips are perfect showing zero use. .22 caliber Diamondbacks are rarer than the 38 caliber revolvers which add to the current and future value.
Definitely a collector, this is a 22 LR six-shot finished in Colt's deep dark blue.
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