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The Holy Grail

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by kentucky_smith, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Member

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    ihazit

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    Been looking for one of these for awhile. 1968 model.



    That is all. :neener:
     
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  2. doc2rn

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    Nope, I just picked up my Ruger LCP today, getting one was harder than getting cosmo off a Mossin without heat.
     
  3. kentucky_smith

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    Ruger =/= Python. :blaspheme:

    Also picked this up on the same trip:
    70 Series LWC.
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  4. Oro

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    Oops, thought I was opening a thread about a S&W .44 special Target Triple Lock, ANIB.

    No, seriously, that is a nice Python. I like the LWC, too. I am looking for one in the near future. Technically, though, it's a "Pre-80" - the Commanders never got the "Series 70" treatment like the Gov't. Model (collet bushing), so were never "Series 70." This is one of those petty things Colt heads like to berate you about at gun shows if you make a mis-statement (ask me how I know).
     
  5. doc2rn

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    My 1956 1911 Colt 45 is a nice find for $600 ~96%, but I really want a Diamondback in .22lr. I like a smooth revo action from before I was born, over the new ones. That Python is a sweet find, enjoy.
     
  6. kentucky_smith

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    I was going by this:

    http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/history/Commander_evolution.htm


    probably should have started this thread in general handgun, although my intentions were to start about the Python.
     
  7. Oro

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    Yeah, that just notes the serial number changes, I think, and NOT what the factory called the guns (that's someone's unofficial take on it). But there weren't any engineering changes, and the slides weren't marked "Series 70." This is what the purists get picky about. Colt changed the naming on the commanders at the same time as the introduction of the Mk IV/70 ("combat" and "lightweight"), but never called them "70."

    Anyway, it's nitpicking - I don't care dramatically. I know what you mean. To me, not having the firing pin bushing is what's important, not what's rollmarked on the slide or collet vs solid bushing (I still shoot my '70 GM with the collet - I like it). Here's an old THR thread where some of the "experts" hashed it out:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-120552.html
     
  8. 03Shadowbob

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    I love those!! Congrats.
     
  9. madcratebuilder

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    I sold my Python and bought a N frame. For me, a M27 is a better shooter.
     
  10. Stainz

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    I've shot a cherry, LN, Python... nice. This is better, trigger-wise and longevity-wise. It's a Miculek PC627 V-Comp. Eight rounds is better, too. To each their own, of course. I swapped a LNIB Heritage 24 for this - also LNIB - several years back... great deal for both of us, as I am not fond of blued revolvers.
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    As to the best .45 ACP handguns I've ever shot, I still own it - a 625JM. The last good bottom-feeder I owned was my G21 - great dependable/boring/lackluster/Tupperware case-tosser. Always worked - never jammed - accurate - the most character-less firearm I've ever owned. Sorry, I got tired of carrying 1911s on watch (USN).

    My glee over buying that new Heritage 24 6.5" blued - like my QC-problem-laden '83 vintage LNIB/20yr safe-setter similar 24, was ruined by my recollection of the ease with which blued guns develop 'character' - and my thrill when S&W introduced their SS 60 many moons ago. Of course, a real 'Triple-Lock' might just be my Holy Grail...

    Stainz
     
  11. Phil DeGraves

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    "For me, a M27 is a better shooter."

    +1 on that, although, if I had a Python, I don't thimk I'd get rid of it. Just get the M27(s) also.
     
  12. Phil DeGraves

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    My personal Holy Grail was a .38 Spl Second Gen Colt SAA.
     
  13. kentucky_smith

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    I've always felt the 27s were oversized and don't fit my hands well. The Python just feels right, and with my past experience shooting a King Cobra, I tend to shoot the Colt Da better. Wouldn't kick a nice 27 or a nice 25 out of the gunsafe for eating crackers, though.
     
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    (Nit-picking switch on.)

    Maybe I'm wrong but to me the term "Holy Grail" implies something rare or hard to find. Pythons are pricey but not hard to find.

    (Nit-picking switch off.)
     
  15. XDKingslayer

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    As soon as I read it I knew it was a Python.
     
  16. kentucky_smith

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    Everyone has their own grail, mine just happened to be a Royal Blue 4" pristine 1968 Colt Python.
     
  17. SaxonPig

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    You were seeking a 1968 model?

    Well, OK, looking for a specific year sort of qualifies.
     
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    Nice Python!
    I've got a few different Holy Grails including a 6" Stainless Python ;)
     
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    Congrats on finding your personal holy grail. That Commander is pretty nice as well.
    Regards,
    Greg
     
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    If a 4" Python is your holy grail, then good for you. Enjoy!

    Colt revolvers just never felt right in my hand. S&Ws did. I ended up selling my Pythons for decent prices, so no regrets.
     
  21. LightningMan

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    Here's my Holy Grail; http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t64/WBR_photo/Dsc_0001.jpg
    For those whom don't know it's a 1st Model Richards Colt 1860 Army Conversion in .44 Colt Cal. This one was manufactured in 1872 and yes I have shot it with some black powder cartridges. Haven't shot it much (less than 50 rds.) as it is a collectable gun but I just had to shoot it. It just brought a smile to my face every time I pulled the trigger and to see those big plumes of smoke & fire come out of the barrel, I was in awe.:D LM
     
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    FYI... The XSE commanders can be had in a LW .38 Super, LW .45 and SS .45
     
  23. Rokyudai

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    Python and Holy Grail's go together just fine... especially if the first name is Monty...

    and you are lucky because that is a gorgeous Python! :D
     
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    I had a 6" Python about when the Ruger .44 Blackhawk came out. My buddy had the Ruger and I tried to get the little .357 to keep up.

    I could not shoot that gun well. It was too barrel heavy for me. Finally the forcing cone split open and while Colt replaced the barrel I got rid of it and got a Blackhawk in .45.
     
  25. Hutch

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    Mine would be a 3.5 inch Registered Magnum. And a like-new '67 Jaguar XKE Roadster, in red.
     
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