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Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by rurak, Jun 11, 2013.
My lgs has a 4 1/2 blued python for 1700 $ ........ is it worth that much????
You might want to check out Gunbroker. A lot of them are bringing ridiculous prices even on there far exceeding the $1700 you mentioned. But there are some nice Pythons listed there for around $1300. For me the $1700 is a little much for a Python. They are fine guns and of high quality and are not made anymore. But other than that as far as feel and accuracy there are other pistols like the older S&Ws that to me feel better and shoot just as well for less money. I have a S&W Model 27 5" 357 Mag. N Frame that is pretty rare and I gave $1100 for it in pristine condition and in the presentation box. But it all boils down to what the Python is worth to you and your fondness of that particular weapon. They are fine pistols I use to own two of them. But back to the point, you can probably get a real nice one for around $1300 or less if you shop around.
Thanks for the quick answer but I should re-word my statement .... is a python worth a divorce?! Hahaha
In my opinion the aint worth near that much. Once the collectors started collecting them the prices went up. I'd just as soon have a good Ruger.
Short answer . . NO!
However, if you're already headed down that road, then . . YES!
Condition? Condition is everything. If it is a stunning example of the species, maybe. Blued 4" Pythons in decent condition are fairly common. Blued 4" Pythons in "Like New In Box" condition are less so.
What year? Certain periods can less/or more desirable.
Original grips? Correct Python grips are no longer cheap if one is lacking them.
Original box and papers? Preferred and it helps value.
And so forth.
In direct answer to your question: Probably not.
I'm not headed down that road ...... have been before but turned around because of fear ... and money. I can't swing 1700 $
I saw the same gun at Bill Goodmans Gun Show over the weekend. New in the box, wanted $2500. I kinda giggled and moved on.
Haha now there's a 2.5 inch in royal blue for 2700 .... description says like new with original wood grips
I would say certainly not. I've bought several 4" blued Pythons and never paid more than $1500 for one. If the gun has the original box then that's another story.
I see all kinds of like new 4" Pythons at local shows for $1400.
I got one in "fair" condition for $350 back in October. I didn't like it as much as a S&W. something about the grip angle I think.
A third one just showed up. 4inch ss ... someone must have unloaded a collection
Must have. Good time to do it.
Yeah definitely. The website is fsguns.com ........ go to the pre owned section
Pythons have slowed down in popularity recently. They were a "gotta-have" up until a few years ago, but now the demand has tapered off. They are not selling locally anymore. They tend to be more showpieces at the local shows.
I love mine, but they don't get shot. I've found that a S&W Performance Center revolver is just almost as nice while being cheaper and you don't worry about hurting the value by shooting it.
I just love the look of the 6" ....its a beefy revolver
Colt Pythons have the cult staus that S&W Model 29's had when Clint Eastwood first starred as "Dirty Harry." Even though the Python is not being produced, I've seen prices start to noticeably decline.
I dont think i would call it cult or faddish status since they have been collectable since they were introduced.
The model 29 was a fad because of dirty harry and a short lived one at that. SW couldnt sell em if they were giving them away until one hit the big screen in harry callhan's holster...
The python has been in demand for over 40 years now while it was in production and since production has ceased.
What we have seen lately are the gunshow pawnstore storage wars types trying to sell them for very inflated prices. Demand is there just not at crazy made for tv pricing
I like the Python, and have had an eye open for one, but a lot of the cars I have purchased have been way less then $1700. It is a great gun, but there are new ones out there that are less that are as good. IMO.
Once you go PYTHON you never go back. I was lucky to get mine years ago, so it didnt hurt the wallet too mucho. Colt guns always have big price tags. I would like to get a Diamondback 22, and a Anaconda to accompany my Python, but I dont want to tap my kids college fund. $$$