Colt Python 357

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by jimmybee, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. jimmybee

    jimmybee New Member

    Hi, I have a nice example of the Python from the 70's, had it locked in a box for about 6 months, the cylinder lock button [don't know if that's the proper name] is jammed and won't lock the cylinder, any ideas on how to free this up, many thanks, Jimmy.
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Take it to a gunsmith and let him work on it. You might have a very valuable handgun there, depending on the condition. Working on a revolver is not for the faint of heart or someone who lacks much experience.

    Please let us know how it works out!

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    i would contact colt first they may do it as a warranty repair.
  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    What kind of warranty does Colt have?
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

    Some people claim the timing gets off pretty easy too. I don't have one so wouldn't know, but what I do know is this- if it's an old gun and you already know it has problems just go ahead and take it to a good smith. It's good insurance, you don't want to trash it for some other unforeseen malfunction.
  6. RossA

    RossA New Member

    Just sell me that trashy old Python. You didn't want it anyway.:p
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Jimmy- welcome o the forum- when you get a minute, stop by the intro thread and say howdy.

    Not to be a wiseass- but you DID remember that the cylinder release on a Colt works by pulling and not (like a S&W) by pushing on it?
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    I'm a little confused with your OP, is the cylinder locked in, or out?

    Colt Customer Service
    Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC
    Attn: Customer Service
    P.O. Box 1868
    Hartford, CT 06144 USA
    Tel: 800-962-COLT (2658)
    Fax: (860) 244-1379

    Call them (It's on their dime! :rolleyes:) and be polite and ask them what your options are with this 40 year old gun you love so much.

    Explain exactly whats wrong and tell them you do not want to do any damage by trying something on your own.

    Have the S/N handy and let them tell you what to do.

    Colt is a great company and will insure the proper service is done. Colt is the only "Gunsmith" I would trust to do service on my Python.
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

    This guy ^^^^ is a Colt man to the bone, listen to him.