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Posted: 9/17/2009 5:42:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 5:43:31 AM EST by gajeep94yj]
No it's not mine and this is not a for sale add.

Co-worker was talking to me and mention he had an unfired colt python in 357 mag. He asked me if I knew the value of it.

Any ideas?

Update:
Here is more info:
6" barrel
Shiny dark black
Never shot
No ring marks on cyl (never really handled)
Comes with original box
He wasn't sure on the papers he is checking tonight.

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Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:59:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 6:01:22 PM EST by treedawg]
It's worth whatever somebody is willing to pay.

It should bring over a $1000.00 if you locate the right buyer.

TD
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:06:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 6:07:14 PM EST by 00bullitt]
Is it the very deep high luster black in 6"?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 12:52:30 AM EST
that's only worth about $ 180 in today's market. However I am in interested enough to over and offer $200, you can give him my name...




laughs...i know i wasn't helpful...but today is my day off and i'm almost drunk after getting off work at 4am, soooo...night gusy and have good one...

just needed a luahg
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:00:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By Johns96ss:
that's only worth about $ 180 in today's market. However I am in interested enough to over and offer $200, you can give him my name...




laughs...i know i wasn't helpful...but today is my day off and i'm almost drunk after getting off work at 4am, soooo...night gusy and have good one...

just needed a luahg


alcohol is a hell of a drug.


as for the python, it will totally depend on the configuration, whether or not he has the box, papers, etc. and overall condition. if it hasn't been fired, but has a turn line on the cylinder from cycling the action, it will not be worth quite as much.



Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:30:53 AM EST
I'll get more info today after I see him and let you know.

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Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:49:53 AM EST
Updated original note.

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Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:08:45 AM EST
i'm guessing, but to the right person, i would say $1200-$1500 if mint.

-matt
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:31:51 AM EST
Yep...thats the preferred configuration of the Pythons. Worth about $1000-$1200.

I had one with less than 400 rounds through it and it sold for $900 in mint shape.

Those are beautiful revolvers. I wish I still had mine.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:50:39 AM EST
From last years Blue Book.

- .357 Mag. cal., 2 1/2 (disc. 1994), 3 (a.k.a Combat Python, disc., very scarce), 4, 6, or 8 in. barrel with vent rib, Royal Blue finish, full shrouded ejector rod, adj. rear sight, checkered walnut grips (prior to 1991), rubber Hogue monogrips (2 1/2 or 4 in. barrel), or rubber target (6 or 8 in. barrel) grips, 38-48 oz. Mfg. 1955-96.

Python Blue or Royal Blue Finish (Mfg. 1955-1969)
- no letter prefix or suffix in ser. no., pre 1968-1969.
100%98%95%90%80%70%60%
$1,100$995$700$600$500$395$350
Add 10% for NIB condition.
Add 50% for very early production (circa 1950s) with high polish finish and correct full checkered, non-varnished grips.
Add 35% for 3 in. barrel.

Python Blue or Royal Blue Finish (Mfg. circa 1970-1996)
100%98%95%90%80%70%60%
$1,050$950$775$675$600$500$395
The standard Python was manufactured 1955-1996, and 1997-recent production is through the Colt Custom Shop by special order only (see Python Elite listing).
During 2001-2002, Colt shipped some Pythons production to dealers with prices in $1,100 - $1,200 retail range. These guns had a slightly different (rougher) line checkering pattern on the cylinder release and hammer parts.
There were also a few Pythons mfg. in .256 Win. Mag. (circa 1961), .38 Spl. (Python Target), .41 Mag., and .44 Spl. cals. While the .22 LR and the .22 WMR (.22 Mag.) were advertised in earlier factory catalogs, they were never mass-produced - only a few prototypes exist. At least one known example of a .22 cal. Python was found at an auction, but it had only a special factory barrel sleeve for photographic purposes, and was not a shootable gun. The amount of premium on these cals. depends on how serious (and deep-pocketed) the Python collector is.
A California distributor special ordered a quantity of the first 3 in. barreled Pythons, which at the time were not available. Colt probably utilized made-up 8 in. guns and either had them modified or re-barreled, with special marking. These guns are an unusual variant (sometimes referred to as a Combat Python), and are priced similarly to later factory 3 in. barrel Pythons.
Add 10% for NIB condition.
Add 35% for 3 in. barrel.
Last MSR was $815.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:23:21 AM EST
thanks! I sent that info on.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:04:53 PM EST
If it is what he says it is, I have seen them go for $1500 and even more if it still has the box and it is one of the older models. For some strange reason the ones that came out of the Colt Custom Shop in the "90's don't go for nearly as much. I have one made in "58 that is the sweetest shooting revolver ever! They are litterally the finest production revolver ever made. Anyone who says anything different has never shot one.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 4:24:33 AM EST
I bought one from an individual at the last gunshow at the N. GA convention center for $750. It was the same configuration your friend has. Afterward I went inside keeping it with me. At 5 or 6 different tables I was offered from $1100 to $1575 for it. Just my 2 cents.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 7:09:34 PM EST
You are honestly looking at around $11-1200, depending on how bad you want to get rid of it. If you are patient, you can get more as there is a hell of a collector's value on these guns.
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