My new 38 special


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dgroff85
April 7, 2013, 12:29 PM
I normally don't buy 38 specials, but this one I couldn't pass up. You might need your shades :cool:
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/dgroff85/Target%20Python/IMG_4705_zps73e41a53.jpg

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Naybor
April 7, 2013, 12:45 PM
Man, I wish there was a way to conceal carry that thing!

witchhunter
April 7, 2013, 12:47 PM
sweet piece, bet it shoots as good as it looks. Might want to shoot plated bullets though, just for the asthetic value!!!! Jealousy will be rampant. You might not want to shoot it at all, it could never live up to the expectations of it's admirers.

Havok7416
April 7, 2013, 12:51 PM
Wow, that's an awesome Python! Congrats and have fun!

Deltaboy
April 7, 2013, 12:53 PM
Nice.

critter
April 7, 2013, 01:05 PM
Bet that thing will shoot like it has radar controlled bullets. Pretty too!

dgroff85
April 7, 2013, 01:06 PM
I might not even shoot it.

bikemutt
April 7, 2013, 01:07 PM
Wow that's nice, I can see why you didn't let it go.

Jim K
April 7, 2013, 02:10 PM
I suggest getting a factory letter on that one. I think it is pretty rare.

Jim

Nathanael_Greene
April 7, 2013, 04:59 PM
Looks like a nice gun for pocket-carry.

...If you're a kangaroo.

clutch
April 7, 2013, 05:01 PM
Consider me envious. :cool:

red rick
April 7, 2013, 05:59 PM
Pretty piece.

raa-7
April 7, 2013, 07:04 PM
Very sweet revolver indeed! Give us a range report when ya get the chance !

Kiln
April 7, 2013, 07:15 PM
Man, I wish there was a way to conceal carry that thing!
Possible to carry IWB but not recommended at high brow social functions.

AFDavis11
April 7, 2013, 07:27 PM
Wow, very pretty.

skidder
April 7, 2013, 07:29 PM
ya, I want that.:)

Old Fuff
April 7, 2013, 07:55 PM
Jim K is right, and if you haven't shot it yet I wouldn't - until you get it lettered by Colt. The .38 Special/8" barrel variant wasn't popular so they didn't make many, and most of those were blued because they were thinking in terms of a target revolver. One in factory nickel would be very uncommon I'd think.

outerlimit
April 7, 2013, 08:03 PM
That is too nice to shoot! How much did it set you back?

dgroff85
April 7, 2013, 08:08 PM
$1850 without the box, I've read there are only 251 target pythons in bright nickel. I will be ordering the letter from Colt sometime next week.

19-3Ben
April 7, 2013, 09:23 PM
My. Lord.

That's a beeeyyyoootiful wheelgun.

Geno
April 7, 2013, 09:40 PM
Very nice, and I agree, we need a range report and target photos. Dang, what a handgun!

Geno

Old Fuff
April 7, 2013, 10:48 PM
There are times when it's not wise to shoot a gun. This may be one of them. :uhoh:

788Ham
April 7, 2013, 11:30 PM
WHEW ! What a beauty. Get a very soft rag, wipe it down and put in the safe. Get the letter from Colt, put it with the revolver and leave them both there! Don't shoot it either, get a pawn shop shooter if you want a shooter, PLEASE don't shoot this one.

5-SHOTS
April 8, 2013, 05:30 AM
Very nice and rare piece, congratulations. It could be used as a picture example to explain what "safe queen" means ;).

LawScholar
April 8, 2013, 05:45 AM
I might not even shoot it.

I'll be the minority here and say shoot it. Life is pretty short. When you get your hands on a Ferrari, don't trap it in the garage. Take it to the track and let it roar.

bannockburn
April 8, 2013, 05:49 AM
dgroff85

Wow that's one mighty rare Python! In all my years of going to gunshows, both public and private collectors functions, I have seen just one .38 Special 8" barreled Python and it had a blued finish. This was several years ago and it was LNIB and priced just a little less than what you paid for your nickel plated model. If it were mine I most definitely would: A) get the factory letter, and B) never shoot it.

CajunBass
April 8, 2013, 05:59 AM
Now that's pretty.

dgroff85
April 8, 2013, 08:26 AM
Thanks for all the kind words everyone. When I bought this Python, I was told that it was never fired. Without the box and the cylinder having zero powder burn, I think the round count is low and someone just really cleaned it. Never the less, it will become another safe queen for me. I have 2 other shooter Pythons that I enjoy and two more safe queens.


http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/dgroff85/IMG_20130326_190103_385_zpsb7d424d6.jpg

Arkansas Paul
April 8, 2013, 09:45 AM
Possible to carry IWB but not recommended at high brow social functions.

Sure. After all, you don't HAVE to bend your leg. :)

shinyroks
April 8, 2013, 11:02 AM
Sure. After all, you don't HAVE to bend your leg. :)
nah, IWB cross-draw...

dgroff85
April 8, 2013, 11:15 AM
nah, IWB cross-draw...

I could take a hacksaw and make it a 3" barrel? Joking of course.....

Arkansas Paul
April 8, 2013, 11:26 AM
I could take a hacksaw and make it a 3" barrel?

Holy crap, that's a great idea. It wouldn't hurt the value that much.

1KPerDay
April 8, 2013, 12:55 PM
Gorgeous. If you know of another let me know.

shotgunjoel
April 8, 2013, 01:09 PM
You spend $1900 on a revolver, but you still get the cheap safety glasses from Walmart :)

dgroff85
April 8, 2013, 01:40 PM
Gorgeous. If you know of another let me know. I will keep an eye out, I think they had an 8" blue Python in .357 for $1799+tax. I just put this one next to my other Colts in the safe. I'm missing a photo of one of my other pythons, because it's still at Colt for repair.
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/dgroff85/Target%20Python/IMG_4699_zps1e1c1409.jpg
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/dgroff85/Colts/IMG_4601_zps08b3bc51.jpg
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/dgroff85/Colts/IMG_4608_zps62ef5aef.jpg
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/dgroff85/IMG_4622_zps38104e71.jpg
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h427/dgroff85/Colts/IMG_4613_zps7caf84ac.jpg

dgroff85
April 8, 2013, 01:43 PM
You spend $1900 on a revolver, but you still get the cheap safety glasses from Walmart

Yes they're Walmart specials, I need to get a better pair one of these days.

Lizard1911
April 8, 2013, 04:01 PM
I was thinking "Yea, right. What's so special about another 38sp..Holy Crap!
That's awesome!!"
Nice find. :D

Kiln
April 8, 2013, 04:12 PM
Sure. After all, you don't HAVE to bend your leg. :)
I was actually thinking Mexican carry, just to show everyone that you've got something huge and powerful in the front of your pants. :evil:

surjimmy
April 8, 2013, 08:32 PM
nice.

HKGuns
April 8, 2013, 09:12 PM
That looks sweet. Congrats!

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