1955 Colt Cobra First Model 38 SPL Beautiful Look

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Item 787721706
Location Rosenberg, TX 77471
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Cash Discount The above prices on this item reflect a 4% cash/check discount. This discount is not valid for credit card purchases. Add 4% to the total cost for credit card purchases.
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TX 8.25%   
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Beautiful First Model Colt Cobra

.38 Special - 6 Shot - 2 Inch Barrel

Manufactured in 1955 - 63 Years Old

Does Quality for C&R

Previously Owned - Very Good to Excellent Over All Condition

All Factory Original & Correct With Beautiful Wooden Grips

Looks GREAT for it's age

Does Have Carry & Shooting Wear

Absent Factory Boxing

Would Make a GREAT Candidate To Have Nickeled

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The Colt Cobra is a lightweight, aluminum-framed, double-action short-barrelled revolver, not to be confused with the Colt King Cobra. The Cobra was chambered in .38 Special.38 New police.32 Colt New Police, and .22 LR. It holds six shots of ammunition and was sold by Colt from 1950 until 1981.[1] In December 2016, it was announced that Colt would be producing a new run of the Colt Cobra with a steel frame and a fiber optic front sight. This model was released in early 2017.

The Cobra was made in two models: the First Model, made from 1950-1971 and weighing 15 ounces unloaded with 2-inch barrel, and an improved Second Model, made from 1972-1981, recognizable by its shrouded ejector rod, with an unloaded weight of 16 ounces. The Cobra is the same overall size and configuration as the famous Colt Detective Special and uses the same size "D" frame, except that the Cobra's frame is constructed of lightweight aluminum alloy as compared to the all-steel frame of the Detective Special. In the mid-1960s, the Detective Special's and Cobra's grip frame was shortened to the same size as that of the Agent. The Cobra was produced in calibers .38 Special, 32 Colt New Police, .22 LR, and a rare few in .38 S&W. The .38 Special Cobra was available in 2, 3, 4, and 5 inch barrel lengths. The .32 caliber version was available in 2- and 3-inch barrel lengths. The .22 LR Cobra was available only with the 3-inch barrel.

Standard Cobras were blued with round-butt grip frames. The .38 Special Cobra with a 2-inch barrel was available with a nickel finish at additional cost. Early models also had a square-butt option.

It was announced in 2016 that Colt would re-release the Colt Cobra in 2017. The Third Model (2017-present) is offered only as a 6 shot DA/SA revolver in .38 Special (+P Capable) with a 2" barrel. This model will be offered with a Matte Stainless Steel finish and has an unloaded weight of 25 ounces. At the 2018 Shot Show, Colt debuted the Colt Night Cobra, which has a matte black finish and a front night sight. It is also double action only. [2]

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Specifications and Features:

.38 Spl. cal., first issue, 2, in. barrel, blue finish, similar to Detective Special, only alloy frame, very early guns had plastic grips with silver medallions, changed to plastic w/o medallions, and finally changed to wood grips. Mfg. 1950-72.



UPC # Used 022188635003 & Used CLTCOBRA1ST2b


FFI Part # 42313

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Fountain Firearms - Houston, Texas

Located in deep, Southwest side of Houston, TX, Fort Bend County, near Sugarland's Skeeters stadium and Regional Airport. We deal in firearms, ammo, military, hunting and related items. Family run, brick and mortar gunshop who buys, sells, trades, appraises, brokers and consigns.  Have been in business for over 25 years and always looking for estates, collections and individual items to purchase.

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Note:  We do not ship Internationally and we do not accept funds from overseas even if you have a US shipping address.

All modern firearms purchased with Gunbroker.com from Fountain Firearms, except those classified as Antique or C&R, must be shipped to a licensed FFL dealer in your state of residence. If you are a Texas resident then you may pick up your purchased firearm at our physical store location.

All Advertised prices are for cash type payment. We accept most of the Major Credit Cards at a 4% upcharge. There are two ways of making payment:

  1. For Cash or Credit purchases Click on "Go to the seller's checkout system to complete your order" found in the grey color, Congratulation box, on top of the auction. This is the best way to arrange your payment and to find an FFL dealer to ship your firearm to.
  2. Have your Gun Broker auction number ready and call 281-561-8447 Monday through Friday 11am-4:30pm CST, except holidays. Please have your "CCV" Security Code available.

2.5% Insurance is automatically added to Gunbroker's Checkout System. If you wish to ship uninsured, minus this amount on cash type payments or notify us, before shipping, and a credit will be issued on your credit card for those paying with Gunbrokers's checkout system. Fountain Firearms takes no responsibility for Insurance nor shipping issues. It is highly recommend to purchase the shipping insurance.

Although our preferred method of payment is with a credit, we accept money order and/or cashier's checks. If you choose this method of payment, please make payment to and send it to the address below with a copy of your Invoice and Gun Broker auction number. Purchase will be considered abandoned if payment is not received within 5 business days and item will be relisted. Checks are accepted but release or shipping of won purchase will only happen when payment has cleared the bank, which could take several days to weeks


Fountain Firearms, Inc.
9450 Highway 6 South
Houston, TX

90 Day Lay-A-Way: We do offer a 90 day layaway based on the credit price (cash discount does not apply for any layaway, even if being paid with cash type payments) and with additional monthly fees. The Monthly fee is 8% of the credit price divided by 3. Examples: A $400 Cash bid gets a layaway credit price of $416.66 and has a monthly fee of $12.08 and a $800 cash bid gets a layaway credit price of $833.33 and has a monthly fee of $24.16. Any layaway not completed in 90 days will be cancelled. All Deposits and Payments are Non-Refundable.

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All items have manufacturer's warranty only and Fountain Firearms, Inc. provides no additional warranty. 

Sadly to report, due to the high amount of fraud and part swapping, we have stop inspection periods and hence all sales are finial, unless willing to pay a 30% restocking fee. A refund will not be issued if the merchandise has been altered, abused, damaged or changed in any way. All shipping cost are nonrefundable and return shipping is on purchaser's expense. To initiate a return please contact Fountain Firearms vial Email [email protected] with in three business days, of delivery to your FFL. Any Request for a refund after three business days will not be accepted nor approved. Refunds will only be issued after Fountain Firearms approves the merchandise has been return in the same condition and unaltered. If return is found to be changed or altered a refund will not be approved and the purchase will be sent back at purchaser's expense.

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We ship primarily via the United Postal Service (UPS). Generally a flat rate for the 48 connected US states is $35 shipping + 2.5% insurance, on most firearms. A firearm generally will not ship, uninsured, for less than $36 so the additional 2.5% covers both the extra needed for shipping and insurance. Other non-firearms or more valuable firearms/items will have a different shipping cost. Always click the View estimated shipping cost , found inside the auction, before bidding. WARNING any firearm/item shipped to Hawaii or Alaska will have an additional charges; call for shipping quote before bidding. 2.5% Insurance is automatically added to Gunbroker's Checkout System. If you wish to ship uninsured, minus this amount on cash type payment or notify us, before shipping, and a credit will be issued on the credit card used, for those paid with Gunbroker's Seller's Checkout System. All shipments require signature for delivery. Firearms must be shipped to a local dealer so that all Federal, State and Municipal paper work can be completed.


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2.5% Insurance is only covered by and can only be issued by the courier. Original boxing must be retained to make a claim. Request your FFL agent to retain original boxing, until you have pick up your purchase. Failure to retain original shipping box and packaging will result in no insurance payment by the courier.

If an item is delivered damaged or altered or not delivered at all contact Fountain Firearms immediately.

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Our business hours are Monday through Friday 10am - 6pm & Saturday 10am - 5pm CST, except holidays. Please note that we reply to email questions only during our normal business hours and in the order they have been received.

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Houston, TX 77083

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.38 Spl.
Barrel Length
2 inch
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