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Unread December 1st, 2019, 07:20 AM   #1
 
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Found this Python at the LGS, which is also my usual indoor shooting range. 4 inch stainless made in 1984. Very reasonable price nowadays. Swiss francs and US dollars are at parity.







Great shooter too



A bit dirty after 75 rounds






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Nice pick up............I'm a fan of anything Colt. I do have fondness for Gold Cups though.
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A friend of one of my brothers has a pristine Python with a 6 inch barrel. He's let me shoot it a few times and it is indeed a very fine revolver. Accurate and just a thing of beauty. Wish I had the dough to pick one up, but they're just too dang expensive for my budget.

Congrats on your find. It's a keeper for sure.
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Congratulations on a great revolver! Beautiful, smooth, and accurate is a wonderful combination.
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Just a caution:
I bought a 6" Python about 10 yrs ago that I thought was stainless. I knew nothing about Colts at the time.
About 4 yrs later, I had to send it back to Colt for repair of the cylinder release.
When I got it back, the Colt paperwork indicated this was originally a blue finish gun. I called Colt thinking they had my gun mixed up with another customer's. That is when they told me mine was refinished in "hard chrome". They could not confirm if they did the work unless I paid for a factory letter. I didn't bother then.
It is a beautiful finish and had me fooled. It looks just like SS.
Can you be mad and happy at the same time? I felt cheated yet what I got was a very nice piece.
I don't think I'd have a problem getting back the $800. I paid for it.
Good luck with your new Python!

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Just a caution:
I bought a 6" Python about 10 yrs ago that I thought was stainless. I knew nothing about Colts at the time.
About 4 yrs later, I had to send it back to Colt for repair of the cylinder release.
When I got it back, the Colt paperwork indicated this was originally a blue finish gun. I called Colt thinking they had my gun mixed up with another customer's. That is when they told me mine was refinished in "hard chrome". They could not confirm if they did the work unless I paid for a factory letter. I didn't bother then.
It is a beautiful finish and had me fooled. It looks just like SS.
Can you be mad and happy at the same time? I felt cheated yet what I got was a very nice piece.
I don't think I'd have a problem getting back the $800. I paid for it.
Good luck with your new Python!

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Thanks, I believe the *S* denotes Stainless revolver

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Congrats on a great find. I bought and sold my blued 4" python for $400 back in '79. Nowadays in California, they run north of $2,000 used.
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Good deal on a fine gun. I shoot a friend’s 6” blued Python from time to time and it is the most accurate .357 DA I shoot.

He paid $2000 US Dollars for his and I thought that a steal...you got quite the bargain. Enjoy!
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Thanks, I believe the *S* denotes Stainless revolver

Unfortunately, my Python and all but a few I carry are in storage, 700 miles away. I will check when I go visit them.

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I already have a blued one, bought new in 1996, so a stainless makes for a nice pair

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Has anyone else ever done bluing that nice? What a stunning revolver!
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Manurhin has, MR 73

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Has anyone else ever done bluing that nice? What a stunning revolver!
Old School, I can't remember the make or model, but I remember seeing the bluing on a revolver so rich and deep it looked wet. It was breath taking.
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Oh, that's one of the world's finest. But I checked prices....right up there with a Purdey & Sons long gun. Might as well dream while I'm at it. That level of bluing is simply amazing to behold.
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I bought my 6" Python new in 1975 for $250!!!! Those were the days...
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