Initially I thought this was a snub nosed version of the Rossi Cyclops, a large revolver chambered in .357 Magnum. This one however has a barrel marked specifically in .38 Special with a smooth cylinder. I’m not exactly sure what it is but Rossi and it’s parent company, Taurus, are known for making one-off limited production revolvers. I’d buy one if I could. (GRH)



The entire family of Colt’s fabled “snake” series revolvers. They are extremely difficult to collect since most have several variations with different barrel lengths, finishes and calibers. Some models can easily push $4,000+ in asking price. The snakes are so popular that even European and Middle Eastern kings and princes have received special custom made Colt snake revolvers. (GRH)

  • Colt Cobra (.32 Colt New Police / .38 Special / .22 LR)
  • Colt Diamondback (.22 LR / .22 WMR / .38 Special)
  • Colt Viper (.38 Special)
  • Colt King Cobra (.38 Special  / .357 Magnum)
  • Colt Python (.38 Special / .357 Magnum)
  • Colt Boa (.38 Special / .357 Magnum)
  • Colt Anaconda (.44 Special / .44 Magnum / .45 Long Colt)