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A pair of Pythons spotted today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bikemutt, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. bikemutt

    bikemutt Well-Known Member

    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?

  2. ultramag44

    ultramag44 Well-Known Member

    See if he will discount $200.00 IF you buy both of 'em!
  3. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    I believe the grips on the 4" are aftermarket.....Both of them are $500+ overpriced, IMO.
  4. bikemutt

    bikemutt Well-Known Member

    Thanks CPE, I was thinking they seemed on the high side.
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam


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

  6. dgroff85

    dgroff85 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Tequila Mockingbird

    Tequila Mockingbird Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't pay more than $500 a piece. But then I have zero interest in overpriced Pythons...
  8. Mauser lover

    Mauser lover Well-Known Member

    *drool...* I really wish I could afford a Python...

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

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    A Hyundai is much less than a Mercedes, too.
  11. Twiki357

    Twiki357 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. OilyPablo

    OilyPablo Well-Known Member

    What shop Bikemutt?
  14. bigtubby

    bigtubby Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't pay those prices for a Colt.
  15. bikemutt

    bikemutt Well-Known Member

    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.

  16. F5guy

    F5guy Member

    So I've been seeing Pythons offered at high prices lately, is there a particular reason?

    PS that Taurus comment made me laugh.
  17. dgroff85

    dgroff85 Well-Known Member

    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....
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2013
  18. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. F5guy

    F5guy Member

    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.
  20. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    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.

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