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Anyone have a Stainless Python ? Tell me about it

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dgroff85, Sep 23, 2012.

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  1. dgroff85

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    I would like to know if anyone has a stainless python and if they think it's worth the money? I'm saving up buy a STS Python "Hopefully at Tulsa in Nov" I already have a "shooter" python and a couple S&W's that I really enjoy. I've always wanted a BSS or even STS python. I won't shoot it much, I just want it as the center piece of my somewhat recent collection "6 months collecting revolvers" now I'm hooked. Is it worth the money in the end? Should I look at something else?
     
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  2. dfariswheel

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    Pythons are like expensive sports cars. They're worth the money, and they never lose value.

    A FACTORY bright polish Python will have more value then a standard satin polish stainless Python but both will only go up in value.

    Whether a Python is "worth it" is up to you.
     
  3. SunnySlopes

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    Sure they do. Locally if you buy one off Armslist you'll pay roughly the same price as you could buy a beachfront condo in Malibu. And you've immediately lost money.

    I'm being facetious and Dfaris knows his stuff, but your (the OP) question absolutely depends upon how much you pay for the gun in question. From my experience people w/such a handgun pretty much know what they've got.
     
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    I had a satin stainless six-inch made in 1982, with the box and papers. I purchased it in 1999 for $500. In 2008 I was forced to sell it, but I took some comfort in the fact that it sold for $1300. I even shot it quite a bit - much of it 125-grain .357s. An absolutely wonderful revolver, but I put a Hogue Monogrip on it to make it more comfortable to hold and shoot.
     
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    I had a nice bright stainless Python which I sold for a bit more than I paid for it. It was a real nice gun but I don't miss it.

    I do miss my King Cobra and am actively looking to replace it.

    Lately, 6" blued Pythons are everywhere around here for < $1200, and I mean really, really nice ones.
     
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    Is it worth the money depends on condition, finish, barrel length, box or no box, and a few other things....I recently went to a gun show. I saw no box shooter SS Pythons priced in the low $2000 and something range. Are those guns worth it? Not to me.....Sure, they have historically gone up in value. However, I don't think they will continue to climb like they have in the past few years. Matter of fact, I expect them to plateau sometime in the future.
     
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    I've only seen 1 python for sale here in Nebraska and I make my local gun shop runs weekly, over the last 6 months. I've never been to the Tulsa show, but I would still expect the prices to be around that 2k mark. My "shooter" python serves its purpose and my new collection is below, I feel it's missing something.....I haven't found many revolvers for sale around my area period..(The pre-lock S&W's and older Colt revolvers)

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    I doubt if you are gonna find many NIB or LN safequeen SS Pythons down in the neighborhood of $2k at a gunshow. I certainly don't see them and they sure aren't on GB.....According to what GB has 'em going for it would take nearly twices as much $$ to buy this one...LOL.


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    ColtPythonElite: Do you feel the prices on the Colt snake guns will ever begin to drop in value over the next 10years or so? I had this discussion with one of friends, who thinks I'm crazy to spend this kind of money on "older revolvers". He thinks the younger generation is more into the glocks,AR's,AK's etc..I just buy what I enjoy.
     
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    Yes, I think they will decline a bit. I've have debated it with there Colt guys and am in the minority. Most of them think they will keep climbing in price. I don't. I think they will hit a certain point and hover there a while. I just believe that the guns I have I bought are going to be under that price and hope to be correct. If not, no big deal. I haven't invested my retirement $$ in guns. I'm just dabbling.
     
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    Collectors will keep driving the price of collectible specimens into the stratosphere. Shooter grade guns may some day run into no parts available. And who knows, Colt may get get back into the revolver business, stranger things have happened. Heck, even Smi..., no, scratch that.
     
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    I think a lot of collectors will shift gears and focus on other things when the prices hit a certain height...This happens with lots of collectibles and often causes prices to fall, sometimes drastically.
     
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