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My first blue revolver Colt Python

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dgroff85, Sep 30, 2012.

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  1. dgroff85

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    Normally I never buy any blued revolvers, I stick to stainless for the only reason, I'm afraid of hurting the finish. Unfortunately, python's in my area are very uncommon and today at my local gun show I saw this; the price was okay, and according to proofhouse its born date is 1975. Overall I feel it's in nice condition for it age with little handling marks. The prior owner told me he’s had for 30 years now and it's time to sell. After 10 minutes of negotiations, I finally walked away with it. One day I will get my stainless python I've been looking for, but this one will enjoy its new home in my safe. Sorry for the crappy photos, I need to get a light box one of these days. Still doesn't hurt to show it off :)

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  2. JRWhit

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    nice catch
     
  3. bannockburn

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    dgroff85

    Very nice find; a 6" barrel blued Python is one of the most beautiful and classiest looking revolvers of all time. Enjoy your new aquisition.
     
  4. firesky101

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    Purdy, purdy. Colts don't normally speak to me, but I do like the Pythons and Anacondas. Darn my champagne tastes.
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Nice snag/save,, glad it found a good home,.. those Medallions look outstanding for a 1975 it must be dang near new.

    Seeing someone shoot a Pyton for the first time is an experience well worth sharing.

    Don't use the SS polishing cloth on it.:D
     
  6. Armored farmer

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    congrats, on a nice snake.
    I have a 4" Python, it's the most accurate handgun I own.
     
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    +1 content,

    I did that once, a lead removal cloth after a few brewski's. Not pretty.
     
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    Nice!!!!

    I have an old early 60s vintage 4 inch. Great carry gun... Although it has been sitting around the safe for most of the last 10 years or so...
     
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    Classic beauty!
     
  11. Arkansas Paul

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    Indeed!
     
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    A Beautiful Example! Congratulations!
     
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    I personally think the Pythons look better blued than stainless, IMHO. Great looking piece!
     
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    Congratulations on a nice find, beauty is beyond words!
     
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    dgroff85

    she is a beauty
     
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    Needs a "Drool" smiley!
     
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    Nice looking Python! Congrats :what:
     
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    The blued Python is a classic. The royal blue finish was a Colt standard for pythons. Great catch.

    I also prefer blued guns.
     
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    Very nice looking Python with second generation grips. Check out the Colt Forum so you can find more folks to make drool.
     
  20. Remllez

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    Nice revolver!!

    You know that stainless guns get scratched just the same as blue ones......they just don't show it as much....:)
     
  21. JSNAPS

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    i need a cold shower
     
  22. dgroff85

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    True, but "they don't show as much" it hurts my sole when I see scratches...
     
  23. dgroff85

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    I only NEED 1 more python "Stainless" and I will be okay with only 3 :)
     
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    Those grips may not be the second generation grips. There was a transitional period in 1975 where some early 3rd generation grips were made with the second generation arc under the medallion instead of the third generation straight line. All of the few grips I have seen like this are based on the less oval base(flatter profile). My 6 inch 1975 Python also came with these transitional 3rd generation grips-as shown in the following pictures:
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  25. ColtPythonElite

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    Don't sweat all that correct grip jazz on a shooter as far as value goes. The fact is Python wood is worth $150+.
     
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