Price advice request - selling Python Ultimate Stainless 6"


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IMtheNRA
December 27, 2012, 03:09 PM
I haven't seen one for sale in years, so I don't know what they're going for now days. Any advice from those who are closer than I am to the used Python market?

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ultramag44
December 27, 2012, 03:33 PM
Go to gunbroker and under the advance tab you can see 'completed auctions'. That will show you real, street selling prices, not book or daydream prices.

Unless you don't like research and are willing to take a fast 1K from me,... ;)

22-rimfire
December 27, 2012, 10:27 PM
$500 sounds about right. :D

ColtPythonElite
December 27, 2012, 10:28 PM
Depends on the condition if it has the original box/paperwork.

Guillermo
December 27, 2012, 11:13 PM
22 rimfire is right but I w give you 600 because I need one for my collection

IMtheNRA
December 27, 2012, 11:18 PM
Thousands of comedians are out of work and you guys are trying to be funny...

For some reason, "completed auctions" options is not available, even though I am registered and I logged into Gunbroker...

Blue plastic box, no papers, nice wooden grips purchased from Colt and the original black plastic grips. I'll swing by the gun shop tomorrow after work and get their advice on a consignment sale.

guyfromohio
December 27, 2012, 11:22 PM
My SKS goes for $3k now. Trade?

IMtheNRA
December 27, 2012, 11:26 PM
Haha! I'll give you a picture of ten Pmags for it.

ColtPythonElite
December 27, 2012, 11:35 PM
I would say $2000 would be a ballpark figure provided the finish is not marred or flawed.

richkratz
December 28, 2012, 09:32 AM
There's quite a few colt fan-boys who are under the dillusion these particular guns are worth these previously posted prices, and I'm sure you can get it from them. Glad I'm not one.:barf:

CajunBass
December 28, 2012, 10:55 AM
Just going by what I see at gunshows, I'd say a fair asking price would be in the 1500-2000.00 range, depending on condition, box, papers, etc.

That's the prices I see at gunshows. Now, rather they get those prices is another question.

There's quite a few colt fan-boys who are under the dillusion these particular guns are worth these previously posted prices, and I'm sure you can get it from them. Glad I'm not one.

It's not a dillusion if people pay it. And they do apparently.

22-rimfire
December 28, 2012, 11:24 AM
There's quite a few colt fan-boys who are under the dillusion these particular guns are worth these previously posted prices, and I'm sure you can get it from them. Glad I'm not one.

Me too.

ColtPythonElite
December 28, 2012, 11:31 AM
I would give $2k for a mint Ultimate Bright Python with the box and paperwork anyday.

richkratz
December 28, 2012, 11:49 AM
It's not a dillusion if people pay it. And they do apparently.

It's not what I said. It's a REALITY if they pay it. The dillusion is they think it's worth it. Wasn't too hard, was it?:p

CajunBass
December 28, 2012, 12:08 PM
That means it's worth it to THEM. Maybe not to you, but it is to them.

That's no harder. :D

richkratz
December 28, 2012, 01:27 PM
Reading comprehension. They probably offer classes for it at the local community college.

ColtPythonElite
December 28, 2012, 07:03 PM
Dillusion or delusion?

Guillermo
December 29, 2012, 09:53 AM
Dillusion or delusion?

I thought it was the younguns makin' upwords.

JohnBT
December 29, 2012, 10:24 AM
"They probably offer classes for it at the local community college."

They have college classes for Python Appreciation? That's great.

I agree with the $1500-$2000 estimate (pending more details or pics of course.)

John

P.S. - This is great, I'm stealing it: "I'll give you a picture of ten Pmags for it."

natman
December 29, 2012, 12:16 PM
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=306561271
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=309130258
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=308949215

There seem to be several guys out there who are quite willing to pay $2000 or more for a nice stainless Python.

If somebody's willing to pay it, that's what it's worth. If it's not worth it to you, then you probably won't own one in the near future.

savit260
December 29, 2012, 06:14 PM
Reading comprehension. They probably offer classes for it at the local community college.

I'd bet they have spelling classes too. :P

Dillusion: Imaginary pickle?

How much is a finely crafted and finished, hand fitted revolver worth?

Pythons seemed to be priced fairly nice as compared to a Freedom Arms or Korth. Those would likely be the closest revolvers on the market in the fit and finish department.

A vintage S&W model 27 could also be used as an example, and those aren't exactly inexpensive either for a nice minty one.

zoom6zoom
December 29, 2012, 08:37 PM
Pad $1500 yesterday for a four inch blued model in 98% condition with no box or papers, and non original Herrett grips. I considered it quite underpriced. Shop had two six inch blued models for the same price. All three were on consignment from an estate.

ColtPythonElite
December 29, 2012, 09:09 PM
I don't think a boxless, paperless, original gripless, 98% blue is under priced at $1500.

ms6852
December 29, 2012, 10:25 PM
I got offered $1500 for mine in not mint condition here is a picture. I shoot mine so I did not sell.

V=http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv157/ms6852/357%20magnums/P1000474.jpg

savit260
December 29, 2012, 10:33 PM
Not For Sale @ any price. :D


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/rnadom%20stuff/zcropIMG_0806.jpg

ms6852
December 29, 2012, 10:45 PM
That is truly truly beautiful and almost orgasmic. BEAUTIFUL.

bikemutt
December 29, 2012, 10:50 PM
Sorry if this is a dumb question but, could a bright stainless be faked by simply polishing a regular stainless? The reason I ask is I've seen guys take plain stainless guns and, with a fair amount of skill and work, make them look like they were polished chrome.

ColtPythonElite
December 29, 2012, 11:18 PM
Sure, a matte could be polished bright...The usual tell-tale sign of an after factory job is a matte trigger and hammer....FWIW, Colt will polish a matte gun to bright.

I have polished several matte guns to bright myself. None of them were Colts, though.

Logan5
December 30, 2012, 03:32 AM
High polish stainless is a custom shop option you can have done at colt right now. I've only sent one (Stainless Delta) back for it but I was really pleased and absolutely recommend it.
The ultimate stainless finish on pythons was limited to a definite period in the production history though, and it doesn't (didn't?) command such a premium. I think people would rather fake 3in barrels. Where the wheels really start to come off IMO is people wanting 750 - 1200 for Troopers, Lawmen, etc. If a Python is $2k, anything with the magic pony on it must get dragged upwards, right?

ColtPythonElite
December 30, 2012, 03:56 AM
Back when these guns were in production, the bright finish was only about $30 or so more than matte. Now, I generally see bright guns bringing $300+ more than matte.

richkratz
December 30, 2012, 08:41 AM
I'd bet they have spelling classes too. :P

Dillusion: Imaginary pickle?

How much is a finely crafted and finished, hand fitted revolver worth?

Pythons seemed to be priced fairly nice as compared to a Freedom Arms or Korth. Those would likely be the closest revolvers on the market in the fit and finish department.

A vintage S&W model 27 could also be used as an example, and those aren't exactly inexpensive either for a nice minty one.

Seemed? You mean before today's prices? If that was your intention, I agree. If not, I wouldn't go around discrediting peoples opinions based on spelling errors, if I were YOU.
As for S&W model 27's, THEY are things of beauty. A mint one can be had for about a grand.
And Pythons, I guess even ugly girls need love, have at it. Stop producing ANYTHING and somewhere someone is going to call it "ORGASMIC". LOL!

savit260
December 30, 2012, 06:16 PM
Seemed, and seem. Past and present as compared to the others at any given time. :P


... and not that long ago, a nice M27 only cost about $500.

To me the S&W 27... while a nice enough gun, is kind of fat and porkey for a .357 Magnum. If I'm going to have a gun that size, make mine a .44 or .45 please.

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