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hoghunting
April 27, 2007, 12:45 AM
I'll be looking for a Python at this weekend's gun show. I know that during the late 80's into the 90's Colt was having financial problems and moved the Pythons out of the Custom shop into their production line. I want to avoid purchasing a pistol made during that time. Does anyone have a serial number range of Pythons made during that time? Thanks.

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GUNKWAZY
April 27, 2007, 08:30 AM
As Dfariswheel usually points out, a Python cannot be judged based on a year it was made. It should be judged on it's own merrits.
There's no one or 2 years or specific time table as to when a Python was good or bad.
You must judge each one on it's own as you should with any other firearm.

Good luck on the hunt.
Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

dfariswheel
April 27, 2007, 04:02 PM
I answered your question on another forum.

As I stated there, you have it backward.
Colt made the Python a Custom Shop item in the mid-1990's, and labeled it the "Python Elite".

Prior to that, the Python was a regular production gun.

hoghunting
April 28, 2007, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the information and your time.

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