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Posted: 12/17/2005 9:16:30 PM EDT
Hi Everyone,

What is the best way to find out what year my Python was made? Will Colt tell me if I call them directly? Is there some other place I can go to find out?

Thank you and safe shooting.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:42:30 PM EDT
There are three ways.
1. Post the serial and I can tell you as long as it's made before 1985.
Post the number with the last two digits as X's.

2. If it was made before 1978, check this web site:
proofhouse.com/colt/

3. Just call Colt. They will give you a production date over the phone during business hours, but NO other date.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:39:13 AM EDT
I would greatly appreciate your help if you can tell me when my Colts were made.

Python-T377XX

Python-V561XX

Diamondback-S713XX

Thank you in advance.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:36:30 AM EDT
Python T377XX was made after 1985 which is where the publicly available records end.
The last number listed for the "T" series in 1985 was T34453.
Call Colt direct for a production date.

Python V561XX was made in 1979. The numbers that year started at V36737, and ended at V88373.

Diamondback S713XX was made in 1981. The "S" numbers started that year at S62978, and the "S" series ended at S88000 later that year.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:03:13 PM EDT
Any idea when the K series Python began?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:21:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 3:23:35 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
From top of my head 1953 or 1955. Forget which

ETA: yeah 1955 www.handgunsmag.com/featured_handguns/HGpython_1105/index2.html
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:28:22 PM EDT
The "K series ran from 1980 through 1983.

1980...K01000 to K16265.
1981...K16266 to K75747.
1982...K75748 to K99998 ????
1983...K99999. ????
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:58:08 PM EDT
My Python:

#294xx E

15001E-48300E

1976

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:20:28 AM EDT
Thanks for the info! Mine is from 1981.



Originally Posted By dfariswheel:
The "K series ran from 1980 through 1983.

1980...K01000 to K16265.
1981...K16266 to K75747.
1982...K75748 to K99998 ????
1983...K99999. ????

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