Category: Hand Guns
History about Colt Diamondback Gun and some Facts, Colt Diamondback Gun is a double action pistol, manufactured by a Connecticut-based firearm manufacturing business, the Colt's Manufacturing Company. The pistol is stimulated by the immense success of Colt Python pistol, and it was produced since the year 1966 and continued until 1988. Similar to other gun models, such as the Police Positive and Detective Special produced by Colt, the Colt Diamondback pistol is also constructed on the Colt "D" structure, with a Positive Lock action.
Design of the pistol
The manufacturer also introduced another pistol model in the double-action Diamondback lineup called the Colt Diamondback Deluxe. This pistol model has a broader notched target hammer, completely modifiable target quality views, ventilated rib and complete-length barrel under-lug. This revolver is a six-shot device, equipped with a swing-out cylinder and it is available in nickel or blue finishes. Visually, the Colt Diamondback pistol looks like a scaled-down model of the Python pistol.
The top belt of the frame of the colt Diamondback pistol is an even top target category. The hammer of the pistol has a broad, serrated, prompt and it has a grooved target type of trigger. These pistols are available with a fully adaptable back view, generally mated with a ramp front view. The grips offered on pistols with 4-inch and the 6-inch barrel models are of the checkered walnut target category. The internal lock work of the pistol is of the similar basic design as that of the Python pistol and it uses the conventional Colt V-shaped mainspring
The Colt Diamondback Guns comes in three different calibers, such as .22 WMR, .22 LR and .38 Special and in three differ barrel lengths in 2.5, 4 and 6 inches. The pistol has a six-round cylinder feeding system, with the back adjustment view and the front ramp view. The weight of the pistol varies as its barrel length. The typical Diamondback with the 2.5-inch barrel has a gun weight of 26 pounds. The pistol with the barrel length of 4-inches comes with the weight of 28.5 pounds, whereas the Colt Diamondback pistol with the 6-inch barrel carries a weight of 30.5 pounds.
Due to the light recoil of .22 quality bullets, the .22 adaptation of the Colt Diamondback can be exploited as a training pistol for trainee shooters. It has also earned the fame among firearm enthusiasts, owing to the economic cost of .22 caliber bullets.
The Colt Diamondback pistol was brought in with a list cost of $95 dollars. By 1986, which was the concluding year of the manufacture, the list cost of the pistol had increased to $461. The price of the pistol has attained its peak value to $600 in the year 2006. The fairly high cost of the Colt Diamondback pistol has always restricted its retailing, but not its attraction.
All models of the Colt Diamondback pistol are still accessible on the market. Both 4-inch and 6-inch Diamondback model in bundle condition are available at a base price of $650. The .22 LR caliber and the nickel finished models of the pistol are is available at a base price of $780. Though the Colt Diamondback firearm is an expensive pistol, it is certainly worth the cost.