Soooo happy !!!!


October 16, 2004, 08:31 PM
Been looking for a wheelgun for a while now, particularly a blued N frame Smith, however found this 4" blued Python at what I think was a fairly purty price. I know nothing about it other than the single action pull is trouser tighteningly sweet, and the double is smoother than a teflon coated baby's butt...
The finish shows a minimal amount of wear on the edge of the muzzle, no cylinder ring, but there's a tiny, tiny ding in the underbarrel lug. Lock up is tight.

Can anyone give me any info about it ? Date of manufacture, was it from a good time in colts manufacturing history etc. The serial # is 506XX with an E

Much appreciated !
well tasty !
Perfect auto, perfect revolver ?

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October 16, 2004, 10:33 PM
no cylinder ring, And with care y ou'll not get one either.

The cause of a cylinder ring on the Pythonk comes from closing the cylinder between chambers. The timing of the Colt action is such that the bolt drops into the leade of the locking notch. it doesn't drop and drag like most other systems.

You're going to hear a lot of people poo-poo your purchase saying that the Colt will go out of timing sooner than a S&W. This of course will come mostly from armchair experts who have never even owned a Colt revolver much less shot one enough to ever approach a timing problem. Forget about them.

Others will complain about the trigger pull. Well sure it ain't a S&W. It's much better. Rememebr a Cadillac won't handle like a Lexus either.
Back when all Colt double action revolvers used this action Colt was just as big of a player in the revolver market as S&W.

Enjoy your purchase. It will give you years of pleasure and will probably outlive your grandchildren.

October 16, 2004, 11:09 PM
Thankyou sir !
I've heard/read that rapid DA with hot loads is a no-no, but this one is more for gentlemanly SA range shooting, properly attired in silk lapelled smoking jacket whilst sipping from a generous snifter of above average brandy.....

I'm still looking at her as a thing of beauty and mavelling at just how barely visible the sideplate and crane seams are, and the precise snick upon closing the cylinder.

From what I've been able to find so far, I'm guessing early 70's manufacture, but if anyone else out there has more info, it would be greatly appreciated.

I do happen to own a Glock 30 too, but then I didn't buy my power drill for it's looks either....


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