Wish I had a couple (dozen!) too since they're pulling what a decent trap gun will cost you. Absolutely amazing the $$$$$$ people are paying for most Colts lately. And it's not like Pythons are rare or hard to find. You could buy 2 ANIB pre-lock, P&R .357 Smiths for what Pythons are selling for.
The pony on the grip, not the quality, makes all the diference. There are some horrible pythons around and for sale. A good one is great but the name does not say it all. Buy with care. I have 2 but choose not to sell either.
Why did I buy a 6" BTSS Python in the 70's? Why did I get a 6" (yes, 6") BTSS Diamondback .22 in the 70"s. Why are they still in my closet in their original boxes? I really don't know what they are worth but I bet they are worth more than I paid for them.
I bought my first python back in 1989...Actually I went to the local gun shop my dad and I always go to and saw it in the case I asked the guy behind the counter what they wanted for it and actually they were selling it for someone and he said 375.00 I was only 17 at the time I called my dad right away and he called the storte and said to the guy I'll take it. It turns out a long-time friend of my dads who passeda way soem years ago...well is wife needed the cash. I made a great deal. I have only fired it about 100 rounds through it and the only regret I have is that I lost the original box for it. Checked on chuck hawks website and it was made in 1972. Just wanted to share a story with you all.
I have a Colt Python and am going to sell it. It's a 4" blued version that I bought a few years ago. I am thinning out my collection. This Python is close to 100%, and it has been fired a few times. I personally have put 20-30 shells through it. Attached is a photo which hopefully show its cosmetic condition. It is all original. Asking price is $950 plus shipping. Includes the plastic case shown. I will only ship to your FFL. It's a 1967 made gun - I checked it with Colt.
i have a 4" satin nickel finish..terrifically smooth and deadly accurate...it outshoots all of my 6" Smiths..it needs some refinishing that can be done for about $250...I will sell for 900 plus shipping to your FFL
The good old Pythons, the one I know best is from early 60's, have actions like polished glass, and run circles around the best S&W ever built.
Sometime in the 80's Colt started building everything they made crappy, I don't think you could give me anything after 1990 that would equal ROSSI for quality, which is pretty low at best!
I will chose a "V" spring colt over any revolver ever made providing it was made prior to 1980!
And as far as a V spring Colt having to many parts? This parts list stops at 56 pieces!
An S&W 586 lists 88 pieces in its assembly!
And unless you have the heavier "N" frame you have A revolver that has A weakness that the "V" spring Colt revolvers do not have!
Anyone out there know what that is?
When My Dad as a Cop was doing Firearms training, the visiting instructor who was a shooter of a lot of note back in the 50's and 60's, had only one comment for the smart a$$, that asked what the real difference between a Colt "V" spring, revolver and an S&W was?
The instructors answer was, " any Colt in his hand was worth another 10 points compared to a S&W!"