New Python is out!

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by bluez, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Been rumored for a while.
    4.25 and 6 inch.
    MSRP $1500
    (EDIT: More reviews linked lower in the thread)

     
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  2. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Awesome news!
     
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  3. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Old time Python prices just took a hit.
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Aint gonna happen!
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

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    Yeah, I’d wait and see how Colts QA is today. Some of the 1911s I’ve seen coming from Colt don’t make me think these are going to be automatically classic Python quality.
     
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  6. austin92

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    I’m actually going to agree here. I’ve always wanted a python and now it’s with in my price range. Those guys asking 2-3k for an original are probably going to sit on them till they decide to keep it or drop the price to compete with the new ones.
     
  7. oO_Rogue_Oo

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    "re-engineered" Can't say for sure but I'd bet money Colt isn't hand fitting the Python lock work like they did the old ones. I'd bet money the new Python has an "improved" trigger. That'll keep the prices on the old ones stable. Shame really; I'd LOVE to own a Python again but I'm not fond enough of them to pay current prices.
     
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  8. Gatoragn

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    The vintage Python market has already softened some.

    Just like 3rd generation SAA's have little to no effect on the price of first generations, the new Python will not greatly influence the price of a vintage, collector grade Pythons.

    The price of vintage Cobras and King Cobras has not cratered.
     
  9. OLD Ron

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    I have always liked the one I have & no thoughts of selling it so the new ones really don't affect me at all . I wouldn't mind buying a new one in SS just to see if it is as nice to shoot . Only time I look at prices is when I want to buy something . The sell price is whatever people are willing to pay at the time you want to sell . We never loose money on things we buy ..... it is just the cost of owning it . If we buy things right there usually never is a loss .
     
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  10. bobski

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    pre 81 pythons were hand made.
    the union workers put pride in them. thats... the premium.
    when the union war broke out, pride was left out, the guns went down in quality.
    its been downhill ever since.
    I sold my pythons and diamondbacks long time ago when I got married and the married bills took center stage. mine were from the custom shop and were super nice....but im sorry. I got tired of pulling back the cyl release latch. it wore my thumb out and required me to turn the gun sideways. later, I went to s&w model 19 & 25's with the push release latch and never looked back....at 1/3rd the cost. hope it works out for them though. too bad it took them so long to realize they had a winner being overlooked. odds are though...itll be a cnc gun, not handmade.
     
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  11. SGWGunsmith

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    Wonder if they'll produce any in carbon steel with the "Royal Blue" finish? Looks to me like a drastic attempt to try and save a once good firearms manufacturer from a dismal ending.
     
  12. Rifling82

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    I don’t think they’ll be as nice as the originals but isn’t that the case with just about anything these days?
     
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  13. Dakota1

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    "New," Improved," "Modern" are words designed to wow non thinkers.
    Today, they usually mean "Cheaply Made." MIM parts, etc. Businesses thrive in this economy by Pricing it High & Making it Cheap.
     
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  14. SGWGunsmith

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    Internal parts were "hand-fitted", that's for sure, and why they have such terrific trigger pulls, but I doubt that those Pythons were actually hand made. :eek:
     
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  15. SGWGunsmith

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    Most likely you are correct, so if that's what their plan is, they'd be better off re-introducing the Anaconda in .44 magnum and .45 Colt calibers, as far as I'm concerned, maybe even the .454 Casull.
     
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  16. bluez

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    Prices for old Pythons will continue to go up. Since Winchester reintroduced the CR Model 70, have pre-64 prices gone down at all? Nope. Anybody bump into a cheap WWII PPK yet? How about any cheap Smith and Wesson Model 29 or 27s since they reintroduced their “Classic” models.

    You don’t hang on to a well cared vintage Python in Royal Blue because you are looking to stuff it in a holster and go on patrol. I think lots of folks will buy new ones and stash them away, hoping they will increase in value and they are not wrong.

    When Colt introduced Anacondas and King Cobras everyone was calling them failures and fake pythons. Now look at the prices on those guns. I wish I’d bought 6 of each when they came out!

    I expect after the madness slows down they will be available in the low 4 figures and that’s not out of line with a comparable Smith. If they do a good job and the quality warrants that price I might want to pick one up so I can retire my Royal Blue gun and have a shooter I can use, not abuse, and watch it appreciate in value with its vintage sister.
     
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  19. Maineiak

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    I disagree about the prices going up on old Pythons, as long as Colt produces the same quality or better, the used prices should go down.
    Pre-64 Winchesters were known for having a better quality than the ones that followed, whether it was warnt'd or not. Ever price a new PPK?
    Why would you want to buy a $3500 Python if you can get a brand new one of same or better quality for half the price?

    Do you think that an AMF Harley is worth the same as a EVO?
     
  20. Gatoragn

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    The vintage Python market will continue to fluctuate. A NIB 2.5 inch blue Python will continue to command a premium.

    Purists will not change.
     
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