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Colt Python 4" Bright Nickle

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  1. deadpair51

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    I have a Colt Python 4" bright nickle that I've owned since the mid seventies, safe queen not shot much . Anyone have a value estimate on this gun ? I have the original box. Thanks Jim
     
  2. stokinpls

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    $800-$1200. Need pics. Box adds about $50. My brother-in-law never fails to remind me of the deal he got on his - $265. ;-)
     
  3. PhillyD

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    Deadpair

    The Pythons made between 1955 and 1969 have no letter in the serial number and are the most desirable to collectors.Pythons from 1955 to 1963 era were all handmade and hand finished (prior to CNC machining and mass assembly production).

    I have a 1962 Python 4in in blue. Probably 98%.Haven't shot it in 45 yrs. Maybe one half box of shells through it. Took it to a gun show last week just to test the waters. Not really wanting to sell it. I turned down 1400.00. I found that offer humorous. Almost insulting,compared to Gunbroker prices
    I have no box, but am original owner. Hope that helps you out. I've seen them on Gunbroker for A LOT more.

    Philly D
     
  4. gun fitter

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    I have a 6' blue no prefix gun 95000 sn range looking for offers north of $1500

    Joe
     
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    As for the prefix mine starts with PY. Is that what you are referring to?
     
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    no. the prefix would be like thisPython Model
    Year Serial Number
    1955 1,
    1956 300,
    1957 1650,
    1958 5550,
    1959 7050,
    1960 9100,
    1961 13100,
    1962 18800,
    1963 24800,
    1964 30800,
    1965 41400,
    1966 50500,
    1967 61000,
    1968 73800,
    1969 90000-99999,
    1969 E1001,
    1970 E6301,
    1971 E21201,
    1972 E38001,
    1973 E53501,
    1974 E61001,
    1975 E83701-E99999,
    1975 01001E-15000E,
    1976 15001E-48300E,
    1977 48301E-86200E,
    1978 86201E-99999E,
    1978 01001N,
    1978 V01001,
     
  7. Robb

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    gun fitter, Pleae tell me what I have then. I didn't know about the prefix. Mine is 4'blue with Colt rubber grips. Very slight ring on cylnder and I say maybe 98%. Serial PY10xx.
     
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    ShooterOne

    No....41005E.......1976

    No....V 25631.......1978

    No.... T 77538......1985 or later

    those are the years......Philly D
     
  9. gun fitter

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    I'm not a python expert but here goes Tom the first gun was 1976 the second was 79 or 80 the last one I don't have records that recent but I think its a late gun around 90's vintage.

    Rob your gun I think is a later custom shop gun but I don't know.

    Anyone can call colt customer service and ask for archives they will give you the year of mfg. For $75 they will send you a letter with a ll documentation for non engraved guns.
    Joe
     
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    I have a python with a PN prefix, colt says it is a 1995. I think the PY is a 1994, however you can call colt and they will tell you over the phone.
     
  11. Robb

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    Thanks much guys. I'll call Colt tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'll call Colt tomorrow.
     
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    Recent Leo Harrison auction brought $2200ish each for 6" blue and nickle, new in box. Both made in late 70's I believe.
     
  14. deadpair51

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    Thanks all for the information !
     
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    I do have a 4 inch nickled one that I might sell

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  16. Robb

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    According to Colt my PY was made in 1993. She had no other info.
     
  17. deadpair51

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    All PM's answered thanks for the interest !
     
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    Purchased 1981. Good guns. I shoot mine. Bob

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  19. gun fitter

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    Guns int has original two piece box for 110 I think.
     
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    thks gunfitter. Will ck out. Got a 19 also. mid 80s. Also shoot.also good gun.
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