A pair of Pythons spotted today


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bikemutt
July 3, 2013, 06:48 PM
I foolishly stopped by a LGS at lunch today and wow, was there a surprise or two, or three.

These two in the picture were under the glass, the third one, an 8" specimen had not been put out yet.

I think these are all from the same estate. They are all bright stainless guns in pretty much immaculate condition, with boxes.

My only complaint was the grips, especially on the 4", they are ill-fitting and look terrible. I find it very hard to believe Colt made such a beautiful gun and shipped it with those grips, but, stranger things have happened.

What do my fellow THR members think of these two, value-wise?

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ultramag44
July 3, 2013, 06:57 PM
See if he will discount $200.00 IF you buy both of 'em!

ColtPythonElite
July 3, 2013, 09:56 PM
I believe the grips on the 4" are aftermarket.....Both of them are $500+ overpriced, IMO.

bikemutt
July 3, 2013, 10:08 PM
Thanks CPE, I was thinking they seemed on the high side.

rcmodel
July 3, 2013, 10:29 PM
IMO:

If they ain't Royal Blue with wood grips?
They ain't really Pythons to me!!

rc

dgroff85
July 3, 2013, 11:02 PM
IF they're bright stainless I think the price is about spot on. Although prices seem to be going to up. I would have most likely tried to work a deal out on both. 4" doesn't have the factory grips? Still higher then the 7 pythons I bought in the last 2 years.

Tequila Mockingbird
July 4, 2013, 12:57 AM
I wouldn't pay more than $500 a piece. But then I have zero interest in overpriced Pythons...

Mauser lover
July 4, 2013, 01:46 AM
*drool...* I really wish I could afford a Python...

See if you can get a bulk rate if you buy all three!

PabloJ
July 4, 2013, 02:36 AM
Solid performing second-hand .357 revolver like five screw Taurus 66 in excellent condition be bought for about $350. There is zero reason to pay over $2000 for one.

ColtPythonElite
July 4, 2013, 03:06 AM
A Hyundai is much less than a Mercedes, too.

Twiki357
July 4, 2013, 03:18 AM
Beautiful guns and I would live to have one, but I would never pay those kind of prices just because they have a Colt brand name.

ColtPythonElite
July 4, 2013, 03:23 AM
Your money is safe in a Colt DA revolver.....For example, I bought a NIB Python for $1400 three years ago. I would guess it is $2k+ Gunbroker gun today....You can't get that kind of return at any bank.

OilyPablo
July 4, 2013, 08:38 AM
What shop Bikemutt?

bigtubby
July 4, 2013, 09:52 AM
Wouldn't pay those prices for a Colt.

bikemutt
July 4, 2013, 10:03 AM
What shop Bikemutt?
Pinto's in Renton.

The only shiny stainless ones I found on gunbroker.com with some activity were already bid up north of $3K. Looks like a similar deal as Pinto's, 4", 6" and 8". The 4" is currently bid at $3152, the 6" at $3500.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=351215450

F5guy
July 4, 2013, 10:31 AM
So I've been seeing Pythons offered at high prices lately, is there a particular reason?

PS that Taurus comment made me laugh.

dgroff85
July 4, 2013, 12:29 PM
So I've been seeing Pythons offered at high prices lately, is there a particular reason?

PS that Taurus comment made me laugh.

The prices have been on a steady rise for some time now, I think Colt stopped making the python back in 2005. So I'm guessing a supply vs demand thing. Although there was a lot of pythons made, so they're not rare, but not too many people sell them. It seems like collectors are buying the market lol. Everyone keeps talking about the "bubble" and when the prices will start to drop on these. Cabela's was sold out of crystal balls, so who knows. I like them, others don't, some complain about their price. My friends think over time the price will drop with the younger generations as time goes by, well I'm 28 sooo there's still hope. I'm sure guys like CPE could shed more light on this....

bannockburn
July 4, 2013, 01:55 PM
A nice trio of stainless Pythons, though I really prefer them in Royal Blue or Bright Nickel finishes. Still these three seem a bit overpriced for my budget.

F5guy
July 4, 2013, 03:10 PM
I have a long barrel bright stainless I bought from a friend about 17 years ago for $950. I guess all my investments are not bad and i, shocked at the value. Someone else told me today wheel guns have become very desirable in the peoples republic of California.

Mine is the most accurate and best trigger of any pistol I've ever had the pleasure using, especially with 38spcl loads.
Thought crossed my mind to sell it but the one gun I've ever sold I still regret. The only thing I'd trade for it might be a P-210 6.

dfariswheel
July 4, 2013, 06:41 PM
The grips on the 4" MAY be original.
For a couple of years in the mid-1990's Colt used Hogue rubber Mono-Grips on 4" Pythons.
These will have molded-in Colt logos on the top right side of the grip.

bikemutt
July 4, 2013, 07:54 PM
The grips on the 4" MAY be original.
For a couple of years in the mid-1990's Colt used Hogue rubber Mono-Grips on 4" Pythons.
These will have molded-in Colt logos on the top right side of the grip.
You are correct sir. My comments concerning the fit and appearance of the grips remain, I have no idea what Colt was thinking.

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