Need help dating Colt Python

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by ChicagoBullsEye, May 30, 2012.

  1. ChicagoBullsEye

    ChicagoBullsEye New Member

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    So I just found a great deal on a Colt Python and HAD to buy it. I've researched serial numbers online and can't seem to find out how old this thing is. I know it was made after 1978 but would like to know exactly how old it really is. The serial number is V815xx Any help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. ChicagoBullsEye

    ChicagoBullsEye New Member

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    Here are some pics!
     

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  3. ellwood45c

    ellwood45c New Member

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    Try proofhouse.com , i found out how old my ssa was on that site.
     
  4. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Buy it some flowers.
    ;)
    Sweet action, right!?
     
  5. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    No flowers until AFTER the range report. She has to earn them like any other pistol.
     
  6. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I remember my first. I admit it was the looks that attracted me. And it was expensive. But I picked it up. Felt good. Put my finger on the trigger and thumbed it. Responded to my touch instantly. Smoothly. A spinner. And when it released? Wow.
     
  7. ellwood45c

    ellwood45c New Member

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    Have you found the year of manufactor yet
     
  8. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    1979 by what I could find.
    I found this chart here: http://www.guncollectorsclub.com/python_1965.htm
    With a bit of searching, you can probably turn up others like it. Remember, you can always call Colt if you absolutely must have the last word in accuracy (for a fee of course).
    Though it looks like ones I've seen before, I can't verify just how accurate it actually is.
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Yep, Overkill nailed it, 1979 s/n range V36737 to V88373
     
  10. ChicagoBullsEye

    ChicagoBullsEye New Member

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    So it looks like I got a 1979 Python! Thanks overkill I appreciate it. I wonder how much this thing is worth? I only paid 500 for it
     
  11. Overkill0084

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    I think it's safe to say that it's worth more than $500. Python prices have spiked the last year or two. Condition looks pretty good. Between $800 to $1200 wouldn't be unreasonable these days. Local demand, circumstances of the sale, exact condition of the gun, and other factors will affect the price.
     
  12. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I dated a Python once.

    Talk about once bitten, twice shy...
     
  13. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    id start with dinner and a movie maybe snakes on a plane and chucky cheese you have pizza the python can eat the big rat
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Hey BullsEye, wanna make a quick $10? :p
     
  15. pkf

    pkf New Member

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    1978

    Not sure if anyone is still following this post, but thought I would add. My serical number is 883XX N. So Colt produced at least that many with the N at the end.
     
  16. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Doesnt colt have a serial number lookup on their website?