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Old 07-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #11
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If I ever own a Colt Python, I really hope that it has that wear already... I'd sure hate to be the one to do it, right after I get it home, cause it's gonna get shot.

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Old 07-08-2012, 01:35 AM   #12
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I had a 6" blue Python several years ago but traded it off for a Single Action Army that had some sentimental value to me.

I was a little disappointed with the Python when I found it would not chamber some of my handloads. Its short cylinder left the bullet noses protruding out the front of the cylinder.

I didn't lament the passing of the Python very long as I got a Smith Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum. This to me is the ultimate DA .357 Magnum revolver.

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I didn't lament the passing of the Python very long as I got a Smith Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum. This to me is the ultimate DA .357 Magnum revolver.
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This is a 586-1 that I managed to find. It is new in the box, unfired:

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My partner many years ago had a nickel 4" Python when I had my nickel 4" Speed Six. We both had our revolvers redone action wise and some "enhancements" by the gunsmith for the local gun collector's guild. I always wanted a Python after I saw his and had a chance to shoot it, but didn't get one. I'll always regret that. Now, if you can even come across one, they do go for in the $1200-$2000 range commonly and rarely stay available long. Many seem to prefer the 6" models and the blued ones do have a certain mystique about them over the other finishes. Personally, I'm hoping to be in the position in the forseeable future to be able to afford one in 4" regardless of the finish, though I'd prefer blue also. It would be a really nice companion to my blued Model 19 4".

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I believe the 6" models are the most common and were produced the most. I have a 6" and a 4" and I much prefer the balance and feel of the 4".

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I believe the 6" models are the most common and were produced the most. I have a 6" and a 4" and I much prefer the balance and feel of the 4".
Agree on both counts
Had a friend way back in the 80's that had a pair in polished stainless with 6" barrels - If memory serves he gave like $700 each- it was a lot to pay back then for a revolver
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Dontcha wish you could get one for 700 now? We paid 1800 for the one I gave my wife earlier this year. It was a sentimental thing for her, she used to carry one just like it when she was a cop, otherwise I wouldnt have paid that much.

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I actually bought a 6" Python several years ago for $600. The finish had a lot of wear and someone had actually used a hand engraver and wrote their SSN serial number in the metal on several places on the gun. Perfectly good shooter, but it was ruined cosmetically.

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Dontcha wish you could get one for 700 now? We paid 1800 for the one I gave my wife earlier this year. It was a sentimental thing for her, she used to carry one just like it when she was a cop, otherwise I wouldnt have paid that much.
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