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Model Diamondback
Colt Revolver Diamondback .38 Spl Variant-6
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:11-in Height:No Data
Barrel:6-in Weight:30.5-oz
Variant 6 of 6
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (158 grain bullet)127348
  • Recoil Factor (158 grain bullet)3.54 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity6 rounds
  • ConcealabilityPoor
  • Defense Factor46%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1966 - 1991
Caliber:.38 Spl
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:hammer block
Frame:nickel finish steel
Grip:checkered walnut w/medallion
Sights:blade front, adjustable rear
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:$460.00Used Est:$1,980.00
Last Update:8/27/2023
About the Gun

Adjustable sighted small framed revolver that resembles the Colt Python. The 2 1/2 inch version was fitted with Service type grips, the 4 inch and 6 inch were fitted with Target grips. Features include a VR barrel, blue or nickel finish, adj. sights, steel frame, checkered walnut grips with medallions. Colt used silver grip medallions on earlier production models and gold on later production models.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .38 Special
Alias: .38 Smith & Wesson Special
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:158 grains
MV:806 ft/sec ME:228 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Developed by Smith & Wesson and introduced along with its Military & Police Model revolver in 1902, this was originally a military cartridge intended to replace the unsatisfactory .38 Long Colt then in use by the Army. Colt brought out its own version of the .38 Special in 1909, which differs from the original only in bullet shape, being a flat-point style. The .38 Special is considered one of the best-balanced, all-round handgun cartridges ever designed. It is also one of the most accurate and very widely used for match shooting.

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