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bac1023
September 18, 2008, 10:42 PM
4" stainless Python Elite. Unfired except at the factory.

I've wanted one for a while.

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/bac1023_2008/000_1524.jpg

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/bac1023_2008/000_1544.jpg

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/bac1023_2008/000_1546.jpg

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/bac1023_2008/000_1530.jpg

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/bac1023_2008/000_1539.jpg



Here are some Python family pics. :D

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/bac1023_2008/000_1563.jpg

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/bac1023_2008/000_1561.jpg

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s351/bac1023_2008/000_1555.jpg

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rrflyer
September 18, 2008, 10:47 PM
unfired? That thing is nice!

PotatoJudge
September 18, 2008, 10:49 PM
I really like the one top left, last pic. Looks like nickel from here with dark rosewood grips. Even the trigger shoe looks good.

bac1023
September 18, 2008, 10:58 PM
Yeah, its a bright nickel from 1971.

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/576/0001392pt4.jpg

ruger4d4
September 18, 2008, 11:10 PM
Very nice collection!!

19-3Ben
September 19, 2008, 12:04 AM
I think i need new underwear.

MikeWSC
September 19, 2008, 12:14 AM
That's an awsome six pack of snakes!!! I really like the grips on the Elite! Congrats!

williamd
September 19, 2008, 12:36 AM
Nice! Have two 4" and one 6". All blue as guns shjould be! :D) Had a NIB 3" but it got to be worth more than I could stand so let it go and picked up a trap O/U, a skeet O/U and a 30-06 with $$ left for ammo! Yea, I will miss it but I could never shoot it! Local shop has a used, but very good 6" for $1000 .... so may own two soon! That is the cheapest I have seen out this way in a long time. Love my S&Ws but those Pythons are special.

GUNKWAZY
September 19, 2008, 08:28 AM
Nice collection.
Thanks for sharing.

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

hankdatank1362
September 19, 2008, 08:38 AM
Jeff, if I'm not mistaken, you've got a pretty darn nice collection of pythons too, right?

10X
September 19, 2008, 09:49 AM
A very impressive collection. Nickel, blue and stainless in 6" and 4".
I assume that was planned.

AH-1
September 19, 2008, 09:57 AM
drool and thats from a python nut.very nice.
pete

megatronrules
September 19, 2008, 10:29 AM
Very nice indeed I got a thing for colt wheelguns I've got 2 cobras a 1969 and 1972,a 1968 agent and a king cobra 4" stainless. A 4" blued python is next on my list.

GUNKWAZY
September 19, 2008, 11:28 AM
Jeff, if I'm not mistaken, you've got a pretty darn nice collection of pythons too, right?

HankData: I think what I have is a good start.:D

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

Walkalong
September 19, 2008, 11:30 AM
Sweet. Congrats.

1KPerDay
September 19, 2008, 12:33 PM
Very nice. :cool: Question from a python tyro... do you guys ever actually shoot these guns, or are they pretty much collectable/drool pieces at this point?

Seriously not intending to flame; I'm actually curious.

AH-1
September 19, 2008, 01:59 PM
I shoot mine:):):).if I buy a gun I shoot it.
pete

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/txpete/colt004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/txpete/2008_0308rev0001-1.jpg

tuckerdog1
September 19, 2008, 06:24 PM
ALL BEAUTIFUL!

I'm envious.

Tuckerdog1

Matt-J2
September 19, 2008, 06:31 PM
Congratulations, even if I'd never buy one for myself. :) You clearly enjoy them and they're certainly quality firearms.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
September 19, 2008, 06:38 PM
You bastard - what'd that set you back? And how do I get in your will? :)

texas bulldog
September 19, 2008, 06:52 PM
very nice. if only i could be single and debt-free again...then i'd have the cash to drop on one of those whenever the fancy struck me...

Fishman777
September 19, 2008, 07:08 PM
Very, very nice.

You've got yourself a wonderful collection. Those pictures floored me. Well maintained Pythons have got to be the most beautiful guns on the planet.

bac1023
September 19, 2008, 07:20 PM
A very impressive collection. Nickel, blue and stainless in 6" and 4".
I assume that was planned.

Thanks.

Actually, the one 6" is not stainless, its that electroless nickel.

bac1023
September 19, 2008, 10:49 PM
Thanks for the kind words, everybody.

Yes, I do shoot them.

I just got the Elite and haven't shot it yet.

Majic
September 20, 2008, 01:09 AM
. do you guys ever actually shoot these guns, or are they pretty much collectable/drool pieces at this point?
I have a 6 inch stainless model that is my shooter, but all my blued models are queens. I have to admit that most of the shooting is done with my 357 Magnums which is the daddy to the Python. They might not have the pretty face of the Python but they can run with them all day long

Catherine
September 20, 2008, 03:46 AM
Wow!

Beautiful firearms!

Thank you for sharing.

Catherine

1858
September 20, 2008, 04:08 AM
As everyone here has already said .... WHAT A FANTASTIC COLLECTION!! :D What's the difference between a Python Elite and a Python. I have a 4" stainless Python that I won't ever part with.

:)

bac1023
September 20, 2008, 05:48 AM
The Python Elite was made by the Colt Custom shop, on a per order basis, after the Python production was discontinued.

GUNKWAZY
September 20, 2008, 07:31 AM
What's the difference between a Python Elite and a Python.

About a 5 letter differnece in the Die that stamps them.

FYI: The Elite is no better than the Pythons before them.
It tends to be that people see the Elite name and think they are buying a better revolver than just a Python. This is untrue. They are equals.

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

AH-1
September 20, 2008, 07:40 AM
+ 1 :):)

maclean
September 20, 2008, 08:39 AM
All beautiful guns. A 6" Python is on my list of guns to get soon. I had a stainless 4" Anaconda for years but was forced to sell it off during some hard times ... I still cry at night. :(

My top three gotta have guns are all Colts:
6" Python (blue or stainless, I ain't picky! ;))
Mint Detective Special
Stainless Delta Elite

Problem is, the only time I come across one is when I don't have the cash to buy it.
Jack

JustinL
September 20, 2008, 04:05 PM
lovely

bac1023
September 20, 2008, 07:23 PM
About a 5 letter differnece in the Die that stamps them.

FYI: The Elite is no better than the Pythons before them.
It tends to be that people see the Elite name and think they are buying a better revolver than just a Python. This is untrue. They are equals.

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

Actually, I like the oldest Pythons the best from the 50's and 60's.

The Elites are valued higher than most of the standard Pythons due to the rarity of them, but its the same gun.

GUNKWAZY
September 20, 2008, 09:14 PM
The Elites are valued higher than most of the standard Pythons due to the rarity of them,

Rarity ??? Python Elite ? I don't think so. Made for years.
Many thousands made does not equate to rare.
It's lack of knowledge that drove those prices up on the Elites.
Colt even dropped the 2.5 inch and 8 inch guns so there even less of a variety to choose from when they went to the Elite. Blue or stainless, 4 or 6 inch tube was the choice.
Not rare in any sense of the word.

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

bac1023
September 20, 2008, 09:57 PM
Huh?

Rare is relative.

There is a lot less around than most of the standard Pythons, that number in the hundreds of thousands, and they're much harder to come by.

I didn't say they were better, they are more rare. The 3" Pythons sell for more, due to even more rarity.

There were 55,000 Union Switch and Signal 1911A1s built, yet they sell for at least double what the Remington Rand 1911A1 sells for on average. They are identical, yet there were many more Remington Rands built.

GUNKWAZY
September 20, 2008, 10:07 PM
Rare is relative.

ha ha ha .... You must have met my relatives...
Anyway. When it comes to Pythons, I'm sure you are very knowledgeable.
Buy all the Elites you would like. Cuz they are rare for sure.

Thanks for the fun, I'm outta here before we compare Chevys & Fords.

Good luck to you sir.

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

bac1023
September 20, 2008, 10:21 PM
Uh...is there a problem?

For the record, I have five Pythons and one Python Elite. I don't plan on buying another Elite.

I stated the facts. I didn't say the Elite was better, because it isn't. In fact, I like the old Pythons from the 50's and 60's the best.

I won't even use the word "rare". The simple fact is that there were many times the number of standard Pythons built compared to the Elites. Just like there were even less 3" barreled Pythons.



Here's another analogy...

Do you consider the Bren Ten a well built pistol? They had all sorts of problems. Yet, they sell for a fortune today. Its hard to find a good one under $3K. Value equals what a person is willing to pay. The Elites are not better revolvers, but they are more valuable. Again, not better, but more valuable. The 3" Combat Python isn't better either, yet its much more valuable.

I didn't think that was difficult to understand.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
September 20, 2008, 10:24 PM
Rarity most certainly *IS* relative, gunkwazy. Clearly, you are making no sense. And bac-123 IS making sense. Mausers are NOT RARE (relatively). Pythons are RARE (relatively). Python Elites are RARER STILL (relatively).

JCMAG
September 20, 2008, 10:30 PM
Either way you slice it, Elite or no, a snakes a snake and that's a damned fine thing to have.

Beautiful collection OP, especially that 4" blued one. You're a lucky dog.

Too rich for my blood, though. Someday...

9x19sig
September 21, 2008, 12:01 AM
Wow that is a work of art. I couldn't wait more than 15 minutes after buying that to put some rounds through her. Firearms were meant to be fired.

RDak
September 21, 2008, 02:33 AM
WOW!! Beautiful revolvers!

bflobill_69
September 22, 2008, 12:27 PM
Very nice collection of the some of the finest revolvers ever made...

Bflobill

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