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Old 11-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #21
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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.

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The old Colt action 1908-1980 modified to "I" frame. The firing pin was removed from the hammer. The Colt "Tight Locked" cylinder does not allow for wear on the hand. The S&W hand does not lock tighter as the trigger is pulled as does the old style Colt Action.
The wear was faster on the Python due to the high pressure .357 Mag. The Colt did require extra attention and maintenance to insure wear on the pawl and ratchet does not damage the forcing cone. Most owners failed to do this frequent overhaul or had "creeping" damage to the old Python. I look used Colt DA revolvers over very closely for chamber and throat misalignment.

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Give me one and I promise I'll only shoot it once a year...promise. You can trust me.

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gr8oldman, Very sorry the last Colt Welfare Outreach program was closed years ago. I really doubt Obama care will include cures for Colt-Fever.

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Just as I was making plans for the Python, guess what, the FMJ and JHP 38 sp ammo disappeared "again" from every LGS. I run jacketed 38 ammo to minimize the scrubbing, especially the forcing cone and the chamber outlets. Life intervened, for now.

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