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Colt python, anyboby help with manufacture date?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Welder, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Welder

    Welder New Member

    Just bought the same python for the second time, just recently learned the values are rising rapidly! Not for sale but wondering the age, sn starts with an E80... and there's a J under that. Any guess?
  2. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Serial number/date of manufacture information will be found here - up to 1978.


    After that you'll have to call Colt's Customer Service Department. They will tell you the year, but nothing more.

    GUNKWAZY Well-Known Member

  4. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Well the link is helpful, so thanks. :)

    Colt used to be more open with researchers that wanted to go through their old records until they discovered that some folks would pay big bucks for an historical letter that contained detailed information about a particular gun. Given that the parent corporation had decided to starve them to death they needed any and all financial resources they could muster, and historical letters was one of them.

    One result has been a noteable lack of research books on Colt's 20th century hand-ejector revolvers, which is unfortunate.

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