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Python Price and shootability check

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by HRT, Aug 22, 2003.

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  1. HRT

    HRT Member

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    I have an opportunity to buy an unfired 4" Python in electroless nickel at $450. My gut says this is a good buy. No box or manual but appears unfired. If I can get it do I hurt myself using it as a shooter???
    Thanks for the input
    HRT
     
  2. dfariswheel

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    JUMP on that thing.
    That's an excellent price for any unfired Python.

    Whether you take a ding on value if you shoot it: There weren't that many electroless nickel Pythons made, but the lack of the original box and papers lessen the collectability, and possible value.

    I'd say shoot it, and enjoy.
     
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    now that colt makes pythons again, i would think the collectability is less than it was anyway. Jump on it, new they're $950
     
  4. Monkeyleg

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    $450 for any Python in any finish of any age is a great price. Go for it.

    If you doubt my opinion, just go over to gunbroker.com and check out the auctions that have ended in the last few months. The guns that have sold did so for far more than $450.
     
  5. stans

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    Sounds like an excellent price, buy it if you want a Python.
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd buy it too if it's only $450. It's a bargain.
     
  7. Standing Wolf

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    It's a scam. You could probably break even on the deal, unless, of course, it's an old Trooper with a Python barrel, but no sane person would sell an unfired Python for $450.
     
  8. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Examination of the frame will tell you at a glance. There's a taper or bevel on the top strap of the frame right atop of where the barrel is. On the Python, the top strap of the frame is flush with the barrel. I was thinking of making a forgery myself, but couldn't bear to wrench apart a respectable Trooper to make a Pooper.

    Standing Wolf - would you buy a used Python from me? ;)
     
  9. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Heck, yes! Post a picture, please, and tell me all about it. I'm always de-glorious-lighted to consider additional Pythons.
     
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    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    This guy shot his to good effect today
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    So, HRT, did cha by it?

    Sorry Standing Wolf - I wrote that in jest and there is none for sale.
     
  12. Standing Wolf

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    I had a hunch, but hope springs eternal.
     
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