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Posted: 12/13/2016 3:28:15 PM EST
Well? It looks super clean. Bout 2 hours total drive time? 4 inch blue with original grips
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:29:58 PM EST
The market has finally fallen out from under the things. If you look around hard enough you might get one for close to $2000, but if you really want it it's not a bad price.

I still remember when pawn shops were fucking giving these things away for less than $800 in excellent shape.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:31:09 PM EST
No freaking way unless it's something super special.  I still kick myself for passing on a 2 1/2 inch blue one back in the 80's for $600.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:31:18 PM EST
To think I sold my Anaconda (w/ scope) for $500.



Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:32:45 PM EST
Too beaucoup IMO but it's your money.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:35:47 PM EST
Should be $1800-1900 max for the 4" unless its in basically new condition.

I feel bad for all those walking dead idiots that were buying up all the beat to shit 6" models for $3500+ a few years back. Oh wait, no I dont
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:36:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2016 3:37:04 PM EST by Old_Painless]
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:38:40 PM EST
Way overpriced.

I'd pass

Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:41:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2016 3:55:55 PM EST by tnwalker10]
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Originally Posted By Squatch:
To think I sold my Anaconda (w/ scope) for $500.

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I've always wanted one. Then I finally decided when I found one I'd be willing to go $1k. Next thing I know they're going for more than$2k. Then I read about how hard it is to get parts for them. I just gave up.

If it is in pristine, mint condition and you wanted it for the safe only I'd say get it. To shoot I wouldn't do it.

collectorsfirearms.com has quiet a few listed for sale. Very, very pricey.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:44:13 PM EST
There are many other firearms in the $2K-$2.5 range that have greater appeal.

And I like big wheel guns. But I'd rather have a nice 1911, Scar, Tavor, M1A, etc.

Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:46:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:47:30 PM EST
Passed on one I could have been into for $1500 with a trade deal last year. Not really bent out of shape about it. Only you can decide if you need it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:49:05 PM EST
Too much $$$.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:49:08 PM EST
I have a very nice collection of vintage S&W revolvers and a Colt Cobra and Diamondback. I would know what to look for and would most likely not shoot the Python very often. I want to buy one before the prices get even higher than they are now.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 10:30:35 PM EST
as a collector or shooter ?

shooter? too much
collector? low ball it
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 10:59:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Garand1911:
as a collector or shooter ?

shooter? too much
collector? low ball it
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What he said. But if I want it go for it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:01:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2016 11:01:47 PM EST by Kruger667]
I'd pay $2000 for a good colt. Sometimes you get a steal, sometimes you don't. If you have to have it, you have to have it. It isn't going to go down in value, but saving money is never wrong.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:16:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2016 11:17:34 PM EST by thirsty]
I paid $750 for mine. 1970 production, enhanced blue with original grips and box. Little muzzle wear, some scratches here and there, usual snail trail on the cylinder but otherwise in excellent condition.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:18:52 PM EST
$2300 for a revolver.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:28:54 PM EST


Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:29:40 PM EST
Just here to tempt OP with my potato camera pic.



That is a lot of dough though.


Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:32:26 PM EST
Ouch.  Hope it has been (and probably will be) a Safe Queen.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:32:42 PM EST
It's your money. But the fact is.....it's the bullet(s) that kills ya. So, the launch platform could just as well be a S&W or Tarus, etc....

So, would I pay that much for a Colt Python?

Nope.

It's S&W for me. The extra savings could go to another S&W (or actually, several S&Ws).

Aloha, Mark

Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:33:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ma96782:
It's your money. But the fact is.....it's the bullet(s) that kills ya. So, the launch platform could just as well be a S&W or Tarus, etc....

So, would I pay that much for a Colt Python?

Nope.

It's S&W for me. The extra savings could go to another S&W (or actually, several S&Ws).

Aloha, Mark
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no matter what you do to a smith it will never have as good of a trigger as a Python.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:43:38 PM EST
What good is a trigger if you never fire the gun for any extended number of rounds.

I sold mine to my 60 year old dad. Pythons are for collecting. S&W are for shooting and more shooting.

Also an old well used model 27 is no slouch in the trigger.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:47:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Too beaucoup IMO but it's your money.
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Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:48:32 PM EST
Nah, I wouldn't
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:01:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2016 2:52:25 PM EST by ma96782]
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Originally Posted By ludder093:
no matter what you do to a smith it will never have as good of a trigger as a Python.
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My Bill Davis built S&W 581 PPC revolver's trigger is a wonder onto it self. And, at less than half the price of your Python.



Aloha, Mark
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 10:22:56 AM EST
I FO'ed at $2250. It looks unfired with no turn ring at all. Glossy blue with perfect finish. The grips are in 95% with one small scratch near the backstrap. I must have more $ than sense I am happy with the purchase
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 10:46:06 AM EST
You did good OP.

Pictures of your new acquisition when you can.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:04:42 AM EST
I hope I am doing this right....It's my first time


http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/dcarellirealtor/media/20161214_085653_zpsl9hipyoi.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:08:28 AM EST
I'd want it to come with the box for that price, but as long as you're happy that's all that matters.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:15:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jagrmaister:
I'd want it to come with the box for that price, but as long as you're happy that's all that matters.
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Like anyone, I try to get the best deal possible. This is the cheapest I have seen in my area for a clean Python so I FO'ed. I will buy more If I find them cheaper and average them with this one to bring the average cost per unit down

I still like my Smith's better, but had to have this one
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:15:22 AM EST
No fo
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:27:00 AM EST
If you look at closed sales on GB of Pythons that actually sell, that's about the going rate. Roughly 2k to 2.5k depending on condition, variation, accessories, etc. If you really want a Python, you're going to have to pay.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:28:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
If you look at closed sales on GB of Pythons that actually sell, that's about the going rate. Roughly 2k to 2.5k depending on condition, variation, accessories, etc. If you really want a Python, you're going to have to pay.
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this is what I saw as well. I figured I was getting an OK deal on a item that I do not see very often in my area
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:30:26 AM EST
IMHO. Only buy NIB Pythons , unless they are at a very low price. That is not a low price for a used one
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:35:57 AM EST
Python market kills me.

I'm not paying $2K+ for a revolver just because.

When I can spend half that and get a mint S&W.

That's why my safe is full of beautiful Smith revolvers.

Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:37:00 AM EST
hell, I'd sell my 4" for a grand
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:37:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dcarelli:
I hope I am doing this right....It's my first time


http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/dcarellirealtor/media/20161214_085653_zpsl9hipyoi.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
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Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:40:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Golgo-013:
What good is a trigger if you never fire the gun for any extended number of rounds.

I sold mine to my 60 year old dad. Pythons are for collecting. S&W are for shooting and more shooting.

Also an old well used model 27 is no slouch in the trigger.
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I bought one of those a couple years ago and it's my all-time favourite now.
The trigger is amazing and it's by far the most accurate gun i have.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:46:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By dex357:
hell, I'd sell my 4" for a grand
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Send me an IM. I would like to buy it if it isn't beat to shit
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:58:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mclark202:
Python market kills me.

I'm not paying $2K+ for a revolver just because.

When I can spend half that and get a mint S&W.

That's why my safe is full of beautiful Smith revolvers.
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This. lol for 2K I can buy a freedom arms revolver which no one in their right mind would choose a python over.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:06:01 PM EST
Are the bils paid? Is your family fed, sheltered and provided for? Do you really need that 2300 for anything else? No? Then get it. Why the hell not.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:10:57 PM EST
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It's hard to beat the finish on a Python   The Bluing on them is second to none. 
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:12:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mclark202:
Python market kills me.

I'm not paying $2K+ for a revolver just because.

When I can spend half that and get a mint S&W.

That's why my safe is full of beautiful Smith revolvers.
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You can have all the Smiths you want. They'll never be a Python. 
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:13:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Thedude27:


This. lol for 2K I can buy a freedom arms revolver which no one in their right mind would choose a python over.
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Does Freedom Arms make a DA/SA revolver?
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:14:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mclark202:
Python market kills me.

I'm not paying $2K+ for a revolver just because.

When I can spend half that and get a mint S&W.

That's why my safe is full of beautiful Smith revolvers.
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My safe is also full of beautiful Smith revolvers
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:23:15 PM EST
I dunno. 2300$ seems like alot for a blue. If it's mint with box, a fair price.

I too want one in nickel. I'm hoping prices level down to 2k in future
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:28:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ludder093:
You can have all the Smiths you want. They'll never be a Python. 
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I would disagree. Find a 1960's or 1970's S&W model 27. Beautiful gun. Blueing is comparable, checkered top strap, smooth action
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:30:10 PM EST
Wow. Have they taken that much of a dive? Just last year everyone would say "Fo now!" on any flavor of Python in 3k range.
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