Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Finally I own a Colt Python!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by nwilliams, Apr 1, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. nwilliams

    nwilliams Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,452
    Location:
    Santa Fe, NM
    Just when I swore I would go easy on my gun purchasing for a while I walk into my local shop today and walk out with a Colt Python!

    The price was $595 which I thought was a good deal. However it never hurts to ask for a lower price and so I walked out with it for $525, plus tax of course.

    No box or paperwork but it did come with a Saftey Speed holster. The trigger and hammer have been jeweled and there is some minor holster wear but overall it's in very good shape. There was some surface rust as well, obviously this gun had been stored in the leather holster a bit too long. However I was able to clean off the surface rust with some gun oil and there doesn't appear to be any pitting. I spent an hour cleaning the gun and oiling it down, it was pretty dirty when I brought it home, now it shines.

    The double action trigger pull is buttery smooth and the single action pull weight measured out to just slightly over two pounds. Serial number is E511* which according to my limited research indicates that it was made in 1970.

    Based on it's condition I would say that this gun is definitely better suited to be a shooter rather than a collectible and certainly plan to use it as such.

    Anyway here are some pics....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. BigN

    BigN Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    758
    Location:
    Adirondack Mountains, Waaay Upstate New York
    Haven't you learned yet that there is no such thing as "going easy on the gun purchases" for a while? You never know what you want until you see it. Sweet Python!
     
  3. memphisjim

    memphisjim Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,265
    wow so what kind of gun did you use to stick up the shop owner?
     
  4. Morgo

    Morgo Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2009
    Messages:
    561
    Location:
    Australia
    Congrats mate, she looks great!
     
  5. ultradoc

    ultradoc Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,118
    Location:
    Ohio
    I always loved these. Congrats!!
     
  6. DickM

    DickM Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    339
    Location:
    Overlooking the Baker River Valley
    $525? $525!!??!!

    It's only a matter of time before you get arraigned on grand theft charges.

    But seriously - nice, very nice. Why can't I ever get deals like that?
     
  7. forindooruseonly

    forindooruseonly Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,059
    Very nice! I've stumbled onto a deal like that about once every...oh...never in my life.
     
  8. JohnD13

    JohnD13 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    NY
    Don't bother playing the lottery, you used up your luck for the month! Real nice Python that you have.
     
  9. mrbro

    mrbro Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Messages:
    199
    Location:
    Connecticut
    And today's date is .....
     
  10. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    7,357
    Congrats on a smokin' deal....I thought did pretty good when I picked up this early 60's for $725 a while back. The blue on it is well worn, but it still shoots like a lazer. She's going back to Colt for a makeover in nickel.
     

    Attached Files:

  11. dbro822

    dbro822 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    157
    Location:
    East Oregon
    Very nice find, Pythons are all but untouchable in my area, everyone wants them and no one will part with them, congrats.
     
  12. firearmnut

    firearmnut Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    73
    Nice gun and that's a crazy deal you got.
     
  13. Smaug

    Smaug Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Messages:
    852
    Location:
    North suburban Chicagoland
    How does the bore look? Did it pass the check out?

    It looks nice, but if something is not right inside, it may cost you another couple hunnert to make it right. (in which case, it would still be an OK buy ;) )

    Great looking gun. Some poor dude probably sold it to make his mortgage payment.
     
  14. PcolaDawg

    PcolaDawg Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    434
    Location:
    Pensacola, Florida
    Wow. Sweet looking gun. Congrats, and thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  15. sixgunner455

    sixgunner455 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,912
    Holy cow. You stole that, you know.

    Well, not really. You paid what the seller asked. But he could have asked a heck of a lot more than that. Sheesh!
     
  16. Flint Ridge

    Flint Ridge Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    199
    Location:
    Flint Ridge, Missouri
    Somebody forgot the 1 infront of the 5, from the prices I have seen.
     
  17. nwilliams

    nwilliams Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,452
    Location:
    Santa Fe, NM
    Thanks guys.

    I was actually quite shocked that the shop was asking so little for it. The shop manager said that an older gentleman had come into the shop the other day and sold them a bunch of guns including this one. Including an all matching Remington Rand 1911 that I unfortunately missed. I got there just a little too late and someone was in the process of buying it, for $895! I did have a chance to look at it and it was gorgeous.

    What's really kind of sad is to think that because the shop was selling these guns for so little they must have given this poor guy next to nothing for them when he sold them.
     
  18. ms6852

    ms6852 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,530
    Location:
    TEXAS
    I too just now became an owner of a python. My FAVORITE BROTHER gave it too me. Congratulations on a real, real, FANTASTIC purchase.
     
  19. Hanshi

    Hanshi Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    662
    Location:
    Virginia
    You got yourself a jewel! And you stole it!
     
  20. BigN

    BigN Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    758
    Location:
    Adirondack Mountains, Waaay Upstate New York
    If you begged me for money, I'd go $600 for it :)
     
  21. bbuddtec

    bbuddtec Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    460
    Location:
    The Land of Opportunity.
    Quintessential revolver, to me, ((>awe<))

    It's like the holy grail, but you can blow things up with it :O

    hehe, rock on!

    Shoot it, man, make it your range caddy, tweak it,

    go shooting... roll up and drop plates when you wanna bring down the house...

    I might even be tempted to tweak it's case... ok I'll stop now, wow.
     
  22. Fishrising

    Fishrising Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    CT
    Congrats! Great find!
     
  23. content

    content Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,015
    Location:
    South Carolina, born in Valley Forge Pa.
    Hello friends and neighbors // Nice save and snag.

    I'm pleased to read others stateing that was a great price.

    There are seven GS I frequent around here and only one that consistantly has any Pythons. They cost in the $1200-1500 range depending on box or not and date of manuf.

    I can usually get them down about $150.00 in that price range but it is still high compared to prices in your area.
    I am always amazed at the prices posted near Dallas Fort, Worth Tx. also.

    Hope you enjoy shooting the Python for many years. "DA pull like butter" is the exact way I describe mine. It handles Recoil with .357mag. well too.
     
  24. Cocked & Locked

    Cocked & Locked Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,556
    Location:
    Silver Hill, NC
    Good deal...just the grips would sell for 1/2 (or more) of that price.
     
  25. yhtomit

    yhtomit Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,670
    Location:
    E. Tennessee
    I get the sick feeling in my stomach as I read this thread that this is *not* an April Fool's Joke.

    Wow -- even though it would go against my inclination to avoid "fancy" / collectible guns in general, I would in your shoes also now be the owner of a Python, and out shooting it today :) Have only had the chance to actually handle one of these (ex-girlfriend's father had one; weather interfered with a planned range session with it), and I can understand just enough of the mystique to grab a deal like that.

    Wow.

    timothy
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2011
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page