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I picked up a Python that needs a new hammer and a blue job possibley. Who can I get some prices from, thanks Ted
 

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Fords is the best if you really want it to be the most beautiful...it just takes time because they are well known,..they redid my nickel finish Python a few years ago and it was gorgeous
 

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If you want more than good looks, I would send it only to Colt. Pythons are the most difficult gun to take apart and get back together IN TIME that there is. I learned the hard way in gunsmith school.
 

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If you are going to have it reblued, I would only send it to Colt. Unless times have changed, only Colt can duplicate the original blue. Don't devalue the gun, they are too expensive.
 

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absolutely check with colt first. i'd be surprised if anyone could do it better, cheaper, quicker and assure the same peace of mind. i sent them a 2" nickel python slightly out of time. they sent it back; new parts, fitted, shipped: no charge. its perfect. like new. i'd take a chance on getting some of that! good luck with it
 

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I totally agree with everyone above. A nice Python is worth nearly $2K now, and not having it done right would be a shame. The only other place I would even consider is Turnbull Restorations, but I would bet they would be double what Colt would charge you.

This is too nice a gun to fool around with, have it done right the first time by them that knows.

Randy
 

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Send it to Colt. I came across a 1924 Army Special 38 a couple years ago that was in VG shape, but I wanted it perfect. For $200, Colt made it like new. Even the action is hand tuned, just the same as they did on those pistols when they were new. It shoots like a dream. Not a Python, but almost.

Gene Batchelar
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I would go directly to Colt. Any others would only mean a decrease in the value of the gun. You will also have official papers from Colt that become part of its history...
 
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