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Old 03-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #11
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Better picture. Gotta love Pythons and wish I had a couple more.

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I have no problems posting a picture of my pythons but my wife would be really angry if I put up a picture of my anaconda! Lol j/k
Nice toys guys

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I have no problems posting a picture of my pythons but my wife would be really angry if I put up a picture of my anaconda! Lol j/k
Nice toys guys
I'm afraid I'd be overstating somewhat to call mine an anaconda.
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Haven't shot the Python in ages but I'd never consider parting with it. A friend of mine returned his to Colt and it came back with the original royal blue finish. I hope to be able to do the same. But them, once it's all beautious again, original grips, I COULDN'T bear to shoot it!

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Colt got out of the double action handguns after over 100 years. The facts are that that they did not sell. The Python was sold to Police Depts. back in the 1960s. They did not hold up. The Pythons were pretty but the actions were dated. They are now collectors items and S&W and Ruger products set the the standard for DA handguns.

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I shot a 4" Python for 5 years and it was smoother than my SW 686. Accuracy was on par w my SW 6". I regret parting w it but my gunsmith said the close tolerances and heavy recoil require them to be rebuilt and the work wasn't easy. Everyone has regrets...But the SW is still running strong and w trigger job is just as smooth.

Not all Pythons were created equal. Some parts required hand fitting and skilled labor. People retire and it takes time to replace & train new people but Colt didn't lower their prices in the process. This was another reason they fell out of favor.

The adage, "Everything old is new again," certainly holds true for Pythons as they are now a status symbol like expensive jewelry & Rolex watches. In good condition, $1,500 to $2,500 is not out of line. The 3" barrel model sells at a premium.

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My lovely wife scrimped and saved and bought me a new Python in 1967. I do not keep safe queens so it has been, and continues to be used on a regular basis.



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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.
Tell me about it! A friend of mine recently offered his NIB for &1000. I also owned a German made Walther PPK/S I sold for even less. If only I new then what a know now...
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In 1993, I ordered a Python 6-inch barrel in Bright Stainless finish and paid $903 for it. I sold it several years later because I wanted something else.

I always missed that gun, so I bought this one a few months ago and paid over double what I paid back then:

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Hey lonyaeger, have you aged that righteous piece via serial number yet? If so, and if you don't mind, what is it?

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