Welcome everyone to the 112th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal? Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.
In our last edition, our poll showed that you, the readers, decided the bolt action .22LR pistol was a hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a limited edition Colt King Cobra in .357 Magnum. As is tradition, this TiN gold gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $6,225 Current Bid with No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Is this Colt King Cobra Collectible or Terrible?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Goldmember wants his gat back” – Nick C.
“Even the Aztecs would admit how vile this is” – Matt E.
“You unlock this gun after successfully telling 1,000 shooters that they can’t fire more than one time every five seconds” – James Reeves
“Pre-order bonus for lethal enforcers” – Rusty S.
“Ehm… well… the grip is nice” – Giorgio O.
Selling this TiN clad gat is GunBroker seller Keystone Arms, located in Hillsville PA. Let’s see what they had to say about this limited edition King Cobra.
If NOTHING but the Best of the Best will do and you want to take your collection to heights that only a handful of collectors will ever achieve, this incredible Colt is for you!!!
Needing absolutely no introduction, we offer today at a mere $.01 with no reserve this highly coveted Extremely Rare Colt King Cobra Legacy Edition!!
This Scarce American Historical Foundation variation is seldom seen and one of the hardest to find of all the AHS Special Editions!!
These were specially engraved to show the serpent banner on the barrel, Colt name on the frame, “One of 1000” engraved below the cylinder, and finished in the ultra desirable Gold Titanium finish for a look all of it’s own!!!
While 1000 were commissioned to be built they were never completed as production cost was to high!!
This one is #105!!!
This example remains in 100% New Collector Grade Condition as shown!! This offering is complete with a high quality presentation case and the original numbers matching box as shown!!! The Case isn’t a perfect fit as the Original Oversized Grips are just a bit to large for the cut-out!!
This is by far one of the most visually striking King Cobra to ever be produced and very difficult to find!!!
If you are putting together a high end Snake Gun Collection you will not want to pass on the opportunity to call this one your own!!!
!!Best of Luck Gentlemen!!
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Despite the similarity to the Colt Python, the King Cobra is based on an earlier Colt model, the Colt Trooper MK V. The King Cobra took this design and added a full length cylinder ejection rod protection shroud, heavier-duty barrel, and thicker solid rib on top of the barrel. The gun was introduced in 1986 and then dropped twice from the lineup before returning for a third time in 2019.
It’s not surprising that 1,000 of these limited edition guns were commissioned and then never completed. Both the Cobra and the Python are expensive revolvers that attract a certain type of buyer. Tack on this, well lets just say interesting TiN finish, and you have a recipe for a safe queen. Not that I don’t appreciate a collectible gat in the safe, but this seems a little rich and niche for my blood.
While I might have my reservations about having the largest golden gat at the range, clearly the rest of the revolver community does not. At the time this article was written, the gun already has 33 bids with five days left on the listing. But do you think this Colt King Cobra is worth the dough? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Colt King Cobra a Hot Gat or overpriced TiN coated Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Rare Colt King Cobra is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:
Hat tip to Bradley L!