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Posted: 10/21/2006 1:20:36 AM EST
Anybody have a colt python? I am thinking about buying a blue 4" for $575. Is that a good price? any comments about this handgun appreciated
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 3:42:10 AM EST
That is an excellent price, especially if it is in good condition and has the original grips.
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 5:47:59 AM EST
That's a great price.

I just sold my new in box '90 8" blue Python with original papers and box a few months ago for $1,100.
Link Posted: 10/23/2006 10:02:02 PM EST
Sounds too good to be true,better check it out! If it has little or no signs side plate removal(almost perfect seemless lines)and the fireing pin extrudes when the hammer it down! And the gun may be a great buy!

I would say be carefull,cause this gun should sale for about 3 to 400.00 more than that!

Bob
Link Posted: 10/23/2006 10:05:05 PM EST
He's trying to rip you off. Give me his info
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 1:10:00 PM EST
Sounds to good to be true
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 5:11:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2006 5:15:37 AM EST by SheepDog_556]
Like this?





At that price, I'd grab it, asap. I carried the gun above for my first several years in LE.

Pythons are famous for their incredibly crips actions. The only thing that sucks about them is the cylinder release, which is a pull, rather than a push. Also, the release can get a little slick if your hands are bloody, sweaty or wet.

Otherwise, it's my favorite four inch .357.

As long as I am posting pics, my custom S&W and custom Colt Det. Special:





Sheep
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 9:32:39 AM EST
$575 is a very reasonable price no matter what year it was manufatured. Remember they came out in mid 50's, and for sure the 50's, 60's and 1970's were the best quality years produced. Which ever year you'll be a happy camper other than it's loose, out of timing and rusted/pitted. I sold a late 60's years ago and still kick myself to this day even though I am no longer a revolver man per say.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 4:53:32 PM EST
thanks for the comments. I really want a 6" bbl but the price of the 4" seems like a steal, so I will you talked me into picking this one up. I will try to post a pic of it
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 5:03:00 PM EST
I don't have one, but a guy in town is selling one Stainless and I can get it for around $600 CDN I think
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 5:06:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 2:19:37 AM EST by Rocklock]

Originally Posted By wagsfn:
$575 is a very reasonable price no matter what year it was manufatured. Remember they came out in mid 50's, and for sure the 50's, 60's and 1970's were the best quality years produced. Which ever year you'll be a happy camper other than it's loose, out of timing and rusted/pitted. I sold a late 60's years ago and still kick myself to this day even though I am no longer a revolver man per say.


In the late 70's I sold these for Gart Bros at the Sports Castle downtown Denver .

This was the same time that we had a name list 30+ long for #29 S&W's mostly cops (Dirty Harry).

But the Pythons we sold at that time were not the "set in ice" stuff you hear about/own they were kinda gritty action wise (Starsky & Hutch).

The S&W's (29's included) as well as Colt quality dropped although in differant ways . I'm saying this just in case you haven't handled the gun itself .

Rocklock

ETA I wouldnt pass it up either .

But I would look at it to see how tight the crane and timing for sure .

Is this a gun you've handeled ? Or I net ?
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 8:02:04 PM EST
Beautiful weapon, I love mine. I wouldn't pass it up at that price.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:01:14 PM EST
You couldn't buy my 6" "silver snake." 'cause it won't ever be for sale.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:05:08 PM EST
Oops. Forgot a point: DO check the timing. I picked up a 6" blue in the 70's that had been worked over to (choke) improve the trigger. Totally messed it up. Caveat emptor
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 10:12:31 PM EST
I'd say buy it. My 4", stainless is my favorite handgun of all.
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