Originally Posted by nitestalker
Bob, The failure of Police owned Pythons in the 1960s was due to magnum loads. Colt never knew or didn't warn users about the older actions not being able to handle constant high pressure loads.
As I said, I never had any trouble with my Python. The problem I had was that its short cylinder would not work with my handolads, as the bullets protruded from the face of the cylinder, these 173 gr. Keith SWC.
I did shoot some high velocity stuff, but 140 gr. JHP bullets which were short enough to fit, loaded with Winchester 296 to around 1400 fps or so.