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Old 07-09-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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Like many of you who have posted hereabouts, I was bitten by the Python bug. In fact, I was so enthusiastic about the gun when it was announced I wrote Colt about giving the New Service the same treatment, possibly in .44 Special, and when it came out, in .44 Magnum. As I recall the Python and .44 Magnum both appeared the same year.

I had hoped to see a large framed gun built like the Python. But the New Service had been discontinued since 1947, and most of the tooling was already gone.

I did customize my New Service, fitting an adjustable rear sight and a big Micro ramp with a Patridge blade.

But I always fancied having three Colt look-alikes with small, meduim, and large frames.

I finally got my Python but was somewhat disappointed in it. After about 6,000 rounds just to wring it out, I swapped it off for a Colt Single Action Army. And never looked back.

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Like many of you who have posted hereabouts, I was bitten by the Python bug. In fact, I was so enthusiastic about the gun when it was announced I wrote Colt about giving the New Service the same treatment, possibly in .44 Special, and when it came out, in .44 Magnum. As I recall the Python and .44 Magnum both appeared the same year.

I had hoped to see a large framed gun built like the Python. But the New Service had been discontinued since 1947, and most of the tooling was already gone.

I did customize my New Service, fitting an adjustable rear sight and a big Micro ramp with a Patridge blade.

But I always fancied having three Colt look-alikes with small, meduim, and large frames.

I finally got my Python but was somewhat disappointed in it. After about 6,000 rounds just to wring it out, I swapped it off for a Colt Single Action Army. And never looked back.

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I had hoped to see a large framed gun built like the Python. But the New Service had been discontinued since 1947, and most of the tooling was already gone.
Colt Anaconda perhaps?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Anaconda
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The Anaconda and New Service were poles apart. The New Service had the same innards, albeit on a larger scale, as the Python. No comparing Colts of that era with the later guns.

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