What's the most you would pay for a Colt Python?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by HighSpeed, May 22, 2013.

  1. HighSpeed

    HighSpeed New Member

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    The LGS has a good condition blued python with 4" barrel. It doesn't have the original wood grips; last owner replaced them with some black rubber ones.

    LGS is asking $979, comes with a speed loader. Haven't seen them much cheaper in a long time, and they're getting harder and harder to come by.
     
  2. txpossum

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    That is the cheapest price I've seen in a while also.
     

  3. aandabooks

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    The Colt Python is normally outside of my budget but the deal on that one would make me jump on it. Last stainless 4" I saw was $2500. What % of blueing is on it?
     
  4. HighSpeed

    HighSpeed New Member

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    Not sure what you mean by %. Everything except the grips are blued IIRC, if that's what you're talking about.
     
  5. Overkill0084

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  6. HighSpeed

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    Nice reference material. I'm going back tomorrow or Friday to compare it to my notes. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  7. aandabooks

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    A gun that is like new from the factory would be 100%. If it shows some minor holster wear it might be 95%. If it looks like someone used it like a hockey puck on the street maybe 50%.
     
  8. HighSpeed

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    Gotcha. Minor streaking on the finish, no real blemishes, prob around 90-95%.
     
  9. bluez

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    Unless its in poor shape easily worth the 1 k IMO.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

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    I bet you've pissed away enuff time that's its gone ---
     
  11. txpossum

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    Reminds me of the time my uncle Josh Tates decided to start making compasses. He didn't have any experience in this line, but he did work as a machinist at one time. Looked up some information on the internet, read up on the subject, wiped out his 401K and even borrowed a little from the bank. Set up a shop with about four employees in an old gas station, making the Tates' Compass.

    Turned out a nice looking product. Only one problem: through some manufacturing error, the compass needle always pointed south, not north. Uncle Josh wound up losing his shirt. However, he did acquire a small place in history, as everybody knows. . . .

    HE WHO HAS A TATES' IS LOST.

    (Sorry guys).
     
  12. Missouribound

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    Have you looked around on Gunbroker? See what prices are and what the conditions are. It may give you a bargaining advantage. If Gunbroker prices are higher....then shut up and buy it.
     
  13. Olympus

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    Honestly, I'd go to the shop as soon as they opened and buy that gun. That's a great price. And since its already got some wear, you won't feel bad shooting it and enjoying it. Then if you ever want to make it a safe queen, you send it back to Colt for a refinish and it looks brand new again.
     
  14. HighSpeed

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    Going today since it's payday. Gotta check a few things out, dry fire, and if all is good I'm snatching it up.
     
  15. chuckusaret

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    I have been attending at least two gun auctions every month and have not seen a Python in any condition sell for less than $1200 this year, most in 95% condition with box/manual/papers sell in the $1.5 to $2K range. I recently saw a 1955 unfired, blue, 4" in a wooden presentation box go for $3K.

    IMO the starting/asking price means very little, you have to check recent sales.
     
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  16. HighSpeed

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    Gone. Got there about 15 mins after the shop opened, guy behind the counter said someone bought it the day I stopped in originally. Oh well, now I know to jump on the deals when I see them.
     
  17. JW357

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    Sorry boss. That sucks. I kinda had a bad feeling it wasn't gonna stick around long tho.
     
  18. Missouribound

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    Don't hold your breath. It's unlikely you will ever see a deal like that again.
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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    Hate to say i told you so :(
    Lot of money if you not sure tho----
     
  20. Sonic82

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    If they are Pachmayers with the Colt logo they may be the originals. Sorry to hear it's sold.
     
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