Colt Python in .22 caliber


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bjbarron
June 11, 2006, 10:37 AM
I have a friend who has an unfired Colt Python in .22 caliber. Royal Blue with a 6 inch barrel... Stunning to say the least. I believe it's part of a matched set with a .357. He bought both of them about 30 years ago for somewhere around $300.

The only thing I have seen on the web is that these were non-production guns and only a limited number were made.

Does anyone have an idea what the value might be? My personal opinion is that the value would look like the milage between stars, but he favors his old Colt SA as more valuable.

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GUNKWAZY
June 11, 2006, 12:12 PM
Are you sure it's a Python in .22 and not a Diamondback ?
The Python was a catalog item in .22, but was never released to the public in .22.
There were sets sold with a 6 inch Python .357 Magnum & 6 inch Diamondback in .22

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

bjbarron
June 11, 2006, 12:22 PM
I'll check this afternoon. I haven't actually looked at the pair for a couple of months...I'd swear the .22 is a python, but best to doublecheck.

GUNKWAZY
June 11, 2006, 02:27 PM
If it's a Python we need pictures, so ya better take your camera.:D

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

elric
June 11, 2006, 03:08 PM
Yes, if its a Python in .22, you MUST some pictures of it for us! :)

bjbarron
June 11, 2006, 07:03 PM
Bummer (relatively speaking), it's a Diamondback.

Beautiful, old, and unfired, but not the elusive .22 Python.

Altho the story of it's beginnings is interesting. It started out as a bank promotion in Colorado. Apparently you had a choice of a certain interest...or a Python - Diamondback set.

Could you imagine that happening today?

Sorry Guys....

GUNKWAZY
June 11, 2006, 07:35 PM
I had a feeling that's what it was.
I'll still take the set. :D

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

Standing Wolf
June 11, 2006, 11:34 PM
Altho the story of it's beginnings is interesting. It started out as a bank promotion in Colorado. Apparently you had a choice of a certain interest...or a Python - Diamondback set.

Could you imagine that happening today?

I can imagine it happening in the non-Denver part of Colorado, although Colt is no longer in the double action revolver business.

CajunBass
June 12, 2006, 08:05 AM
It seems I have seen ads for that kind of promotion releativly recently, but I can't say for sure how long ago. It was fairly common for a while. You'd deposit X ammount in a CD and could take either the interest or the gun. IIRC, you got the gun up front too.

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