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lrchops 03-05-2012 03:12 AM

Colt's Python and Anaconda
 
Have always wanted both. I really am praying Colt will manufacture the Python once again. Anyone ever heard that this may actually happen??

crazyman24 03-05-2012 06:01 AM

Haven't heard any news yet of new pythons but my father in law has a.andaconda and there well worth the money

NativH 03-05-2012 12:54 PM

Don't hold your breath. I believe the high cost of manufacturing the Python was the reason that Colt pulled the plug in the first place. I seriously doubt that has changed for the better, much more likely, for the worse. I got a beautiful '78 model with minimal rounds shot a few years ago. Finest revolver I've owned and will never sell. Find a nice used one and go for it.

mcb 03-05-2012 01:38 PM

I was out with my wife and father in law last week at the range. He had his mid seventies era python out to show my wife. My opinion the most beautiful revolver ever made.
He also has an Anaconda I think my 629 Classic DX is a better shooter and every bit as pretty.
The Python has always been pricey, in the mid 70s he paid $300 for it.

lrchops 03-07-2012 04:46 PM

I always have my eye open for a 6" Python or Anaconda. But the Python is by far the finest double action revolver ever made in the world!

Bob Wright 03-08-2012 01:22 AM

I had a Colt Python some years ago, and was surprised that it wouldn't take my handloads using the 173 gr. cast bullet, the cylinder being a tad too short. But then, neither would the S&W .357 Magnum (later dubbed the Model 27). Both the Ruger Blackhawk and Smith Model 19 did.

But when Smith introduced the Model 586 and I got my hands on that, I left the Python behind. I still consider the Model 586 L-Framed gun the finest .357 DA Revolver to come on the market. It is far more rugged than the Python, and Smith's DA was always far away better than Colt's.


Bob Wright

Gatoragn 03-08-2012 01:33 AM

Saw an Anaconda 44 mag in a gun shop today, price tag = $1399.00.

Stainless with a 7 or 8 inch barrel.

Model 629 S&W 44 mag laying right next to the Anaconda.

Definitely a pair of hand cannons.

phildenton 03-08-2012 10:23 PM

ive always wanted an anaconda, heard that there were a couple problems with em, and at 900 i figured id pass, now thinking of a ruger super redhawk. still really like the anaconda though.

Finlander 03-27-2012 05:32 PM

I bought a Python back in the 70's for about $150.00. It was a beautiful handgun but I really didn't care for the action. Maybe I didn't give it time to break in. Sold it for $140.00 and bought a S&W Mdl.19. No regrets. But it would be nice to have that Python back now.

NativH 03-29-2012 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Finlander (Post 753565)
I bought a Python back in the 70's for about $150.00. It was a beautiful handgun but I really didn't care for the action. Maybe I didn't give it time to break in. Sold it for $140.00 and bought a S&W Mdl.19. No regrets. But it would be nice to have that Python back now.

Yeah if you still had that you could get something like $1300-$1500 for it in good shape. I lucked out and found this 4" at a local gun show for $950 about 18 months ago. Bless that seller.


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