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Colt Diamondback

Colt Diamondback
.22 caliber Colt Diamondback revolver with 6" barrel
Type Revolver
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Colt's Manufacturing Company
Produced 1966–1988
Weight (.38) 21/2" 26oz; 4" 28.5oz.; 6" 30.5oz.; (.22) 21/2" 28.5 oz.; 4" 31 oz.; 6" 33 oz.
Length 2½", 4" or 6" bbl.

Cartridge .22 LR, .22 WMR, .38 Special.
Action Double-action
Feed system Six-round cylinder
Sights Rear adj.; front ramp
.22 caliber Colt Diamondback rollmark

The Colt Diamondback is a revolver manufactured by Colt's Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut, in calibers of .22 LR, .22 WMR and .38 Special.

Inspired by the successful Colt Python, the Diamondback was manufactured from 1966 to 1988 and was available in barrel lengths of 2½, 4, and 6 inches.[1]


Colt introduced the double-action Diamondback as a deluxe model. It has a wide serrated target hammer, ventilated rib, fully adjustable target quality sights, and full-length barrel underlug. It is a 6-shot revolver with a swing-out cylinder and was available in blue or nickel finishes. Visually, the Diamondback resembles a scaled-down version of the Python.[1]

Because of the light recoil of .22 caliber ammunition, the .22 version of the Diamondback can be used as a training gun for novice shooters. It has also gained popularity with gun enthusiasts due to the inexpensive price of .22 caliber ammunition.

Diamondback Serial Numbers

  • 1966 — D1001
  • 1967 — D2600
  • 1968 — D14400
  • 1969 — D26500
  • 1970 — D38450
  • 1971 — D45551
  • 1972 — D51400
  • 1973 — D55401
  • 1974 — D59801
  • 1975 — D60251
  • 1976 — D72251-D99999
  • 1976 — N01001-N01800
  • 1977 — N01801-N15674
  • 1978 — R13901
  • 1979 — S65863

Cultural References

In The Friends of Eddie Coyle a hitman kills Eddie with a .22 Diamondback at the end of the movie.


  1. ^ a b Sapp, Rick (21 November 2007). Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms. F+W Media, Inc. p. 117.  
  2. ^  

External links

  • Ballistics By The Inch tests including the Colt Diamondback.
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