A BIG Python?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Bob Wright, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Member

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    Like many of you who have posted hereabouts, I was bitten by the Python bug. In fact, I was so enthusiastic about the gun when it was announced I wrote Colt about giving the New Service the same treatment, possibly in .44 Special, and when it came out, in .44 Magnum. As I recall the Python and .44 Magnum both appeared the same year.

    I had hoped to see a large framed gun built like the Python. But the New Service had been discontinued since 1947, and most of the tooling was already gone.

    I did customize my New Service, fitting an adjustable rear sight and a big Micro ramp with a Patridge blade.

    But I always fancied having three Colt look-alikes with small, meduim, and large frames.

    I finally got my Python but was somewhat disappointed in it. After about 6,000 rounds just to wring it out, I swapped it off for a Colt Single Action Army. And never looked back.

    Bob Wright
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Each to their own :)
     

  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    If you're happy, that's all that matters.
     
  4. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You're right! Now send that ol junky snake on over here we'll "dispose of it" for you. :)
     
  5. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Ill keep my serpent lady.... :p
     
  6. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Colt Anaconda perhaps?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Anaconda
     
  7. Bob Wright

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    The Anaconda and New Service were poles apart. The New Service had the same innards, albeit on a larger scale, as the Python. No comparing Colts of that era with the later guns.

    Bob Wright