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Kentucky94 01-28-2013 12:58 AM

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Gun was passed down through the family and landed with me never seen another one. Its a colt python .38 special, nickle plated with pearl handles and I have every original paper and box

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bluez 01-28-2013 01:01 AM

The .357 Magnums are what everyone wants and that go from 1000-2500 depending on condtion.
But 38 spc ?
maybe grand if in perfect condtions because its a python?
Thats what I would pay as a wheelgun aficionado.

Kentucky94 01-28-2013 01:07 AM

Every where I have checked only about 250 were made

bluez 01-28-2013 01:12 AM

That may drive the value up as a novelty.
For me even as a wheel gun aficionado who was thinking of paying 1500 for a python once would not pay more than 1k for a 38 spc one no matter how rare.

But thats just me :)

Kentucky94 01-28-2013 01:29 AM

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Thanks for the input and I have some more ponies I would like to know the value of they are SAA .44 special also have all papers and boxes.

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Olympus 01-28-2013 01:35 AM

I understand what bluez is saying, but in this particular case it could not be further from the truth. THAT IS NO NOVELTY. You have a truly rare collector piece. One of only 251 made. There is a premium for the nickel finish and also for having the original box and paperwork. Anybody that tells you that your gun isn't worth any more than a .357 model, they have no idea what they are talking about. There are a lot of Colt collectors that would give their right arm for that gun. Do not shoot it! Contact Colt and get a history letter on that gun to include in your original box as verification.

As to value, it's hard to say because all Pythons are bringing crazy money. As a ballpark, Blue Book says $1600 for the gun, add 50% for nickel finish so that's an additional $800, plus another $100 or so for the original box and paperwork. So you're looking at essentially $2500 to the right collector. Then add another 20% if its unfired.

Sorry bluez, but I'm a Python collector and I keep up with these things. A $1000 Python these days would be a well-worn sbooter with no box.

Olympus 01-28-2013 01:43 AM


Originally Posted by Kentucky94 (Post 1113092)
Thanks for the input and I have some more ponies I would like to know the value of they are SAA .44 special also have all papers and boxes.

Need to know the serial numbers first in order to determine if you've got a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Generation SAA.

Kentucky94 01-28-2013 01:45 AM

All have been shot it was before I got them but they was not abused now they are family guns that I will never part with. I believe the SAA's are third gen

DrumJunkie 01-28-2013 01:48 AM

Low post count and looking for values on family guns. This thread makes me sad...

Kentucky94 01-28-2013 01:54 AM

New to the forum and just wanted to know. Family guns are not valued in my eyes they are sacred, never to be sold just passed down.

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