Colt Diamondback Date of Mfg

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  1. CountryGunsmith

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    I just purchased a Colt Diamondback 38 cal.6" Barrel with nickel finish.The serial number is S74493.Can someone tell me the date of mfg?The book I have stops at 1978 and it is not in it. The pistol is NIB with all the papers.Thanks in advance Benny

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    I called Colt and they were very nice and told me it was Mfg. in 1979 Benny

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    The Colt Diamond Back .38 spl. 6 in., adj sights, steel frame, checkered walnut grips, made 1966-86.
    Last Mfg.'s Sug. Retail was $461.

    95% $340 add additional $150 for 100% specimens.
    Add 20% for nickel finish.
    (Note: The .22 LR is very scarce) Made 1979.

    Charlie D aka different name

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    The Colt Diamondback.

    What a great pistol!!

    Little brother to the Python I always thought.

    I used to own 5.

    But alas I'm down to two.

    Congratulations!
     
  2. don.o

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    I have a colt diamondback in new condition. 2.5 inch barrel 38spec. Can anyone tell me what it may be worth? thanks, don
     

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    If it is blued in
    Exc. Shape $450
    Good Shape $300
    If it is Nickel finish in
    Exc. Shape $950
    Good Shape $800
     
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    don, your Diamondback is worth $600+ today. Diamondback prices have gone crazy lately. The Blue Book numbers don't reflect the real world prices.
     
  5. inplanotx

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    Probably closer to $700 - $750 due to the 2.5" barrel. I have one of each (.22lr and .38 SP) in 4" barrel lengths. Just gotta love em.

    Can't tell DOM without a serial number.

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  6. don.o

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    ser.# of my diamondback is NO24xx.... thanks again for the info, Don
     
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    Next to last year (1978) yours is 1977.

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  8. don.o

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    THANKS FOR THE INFO,GUYS. NOT BAD FOR A GUN I PAID 140 DOLLARS FOR 12 YEARS AGO THANKS AGAIN, DON
     
  9. TeamRoper

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    Hi everyone ... I´m new here ...

    I have a :

    COLT DIAMONDBACK
    38 SPL
    6" BARREL
    SERIAL No. S794**

    Can someone tell me when my revolver was made ?

    Thanks.
     

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  10. m-49

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    Can anybody please tell me the year of manufacture of my 6" 38 spl. Diamondback?

    S746xx

    Thanks in advance
     
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    I have a Colt Diamondback in nickle 4 inch barrell ser # RO1117, Could anyone tell me the date of mfg and approx. value thanks in advance
     
  12. Alpo

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    The list I have says in 1977 they stared with N, while in 1978 they started with R13901, so I'm pretty sure that your R01117 was made in late 1977.
     
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