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Old 01-07-2017, 10:57 AM   #21
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Okay, Since No One Else Has Pointed It Out...

...Colt's spec sheet on the New Cobra refers to a “New LL2 (Linear Leaf) Mainspring design [that] ensures consistently smooth trigger pull.” According to at least one reliable source, that leaf spring is a V spring. I've seen some disagreement over whether other parts have been reshaped to eliminate the stacking or whether the trigger stroke is comparable to that on the better Pythons.
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:46 PM   #22
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The Philippine Armscor revolver is not any kind of Colt "D" frame "clone".
It simply has an external cosmetic resemblance to a Colt.

Internally it's a transfer bar safety-ignition system.
By no stretch is it in the same ball park as an American made revolver as made by Colt, S&W, or Ruger, and I'd personally put it a good step below Taurus and only a step above the infamous old RG revolvers.

The new Cobra uses the same "Vee" spring that was used in the old "D" frame models, BUT.... it only powers the hammer, not the trigger too.
The lower "leg" of the Vee spring simply rests in a cut on the frame to position it.

In other words the new Cobra is a very slightly modified "SF" frame as used by Colt for the SF-VI, DS-II, and Magnum Carry.
These were the last revolver design made by Colt before all DA revolver production ended.
These guns had probably the lightest DA trigger pull of any revolver ever made.
In fact, the early SF-VI DA trigger was so light Colt included a letter stating that some people had problems with trigger reset due to the light pull, and Colt offered to install a heavier trigger spring if the owner had problems.

If you look around the gun forums you can see schematics of the new Cobra, and see that it's a close copy of the "SF" frame models.
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The Philippine Armscor revolver is not any kind of Colt "D" frame "clone".
It simply has an external cosmetic resemblance to a Colt.

Internally it's a transfer bar safety-ignition system.
By no stretch is it in the same ball park as an American made revolver as made by Colt, S&W, or Ruger, and I'd personally put it a good step below Taurus and only a step above the infamous old RG revolvers.
So stipulated. Still, if someone offered me a used one at $200, and it didn't rattle when I shook it, I'd be all over it.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:13 PM   #24
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The one Armscor .38 I saw was pretty rough...I'd rather have a Taurus. In fact, Taurus revolvers are at least twice as nice to my eye....in fit and finish, smoothness of the action, etc.
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I've always held that only America ever really "understood" the revolver.

A few other countries did make good revolvers, notably the British with their Webley's, but other then close copies of American designs, most foreign revolvers have a distinct "off" look, sort of like a duck wearing rubber boots.

These various foreign designed revolvers may have worked reasonably well but they clearly never understood what a revolver should be.
Compare a S&W K frame or a Colt Trooper to a Russian, French, or Japanese revolver and you'll see what I mean.
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