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Unreasonably expectations?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ale Golem, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. Ale Golem

    Ale Golem Member

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    I've been doing some research on buying a Colt Python and from what I can tell they have about doubled in price over the last half decade. Is it unreasonable to look for one under $1,100? If not would I be more likely to find a deal at a shop or show? Online it seems to be somewhere between $1,200 and $3,000 but I'm wondering if the majority of online sellers are simply setting their prices in accordance with what they're seeing online.
     
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    I paid 1K for a 1979 6" last summer, nice gun, shows a level of wear I would expect. It will be going back to Colt soon to be made new again, price increases make it worth spending the money on. I'm bartering on a 1980 4" that has Pachmyr grips on, asking 999, too much without original stocks, I'm offering 750 as I have a set of stocks valued at 200 to go on the gun to make it a ball park 1K gun. Keep your eyes open, a dozen 100$ bills in your pocket and haggle, haggle, haggle on price.
     
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    Less than a year ago, I sold a 4" blue with nice factory stocks for $825. The gun showed a lot of holster wear, but no pits, dings, gouges, ect. It was a great shooter.
     
  4. SunnySlopes

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    They're setting their prices according to whatever the market will bear.

    How much you pay for a Python will depend on what shape it's in. I don't think it's unreasonable to look for one ~$1,100. But you'll be looking for a shooter, not a safe queen.
     
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    My local pawn shop has a nice blued 6" Python they're asking $1000 for. I would rate it NRA condition "good". My not-so-local pawn shop has one for $850, same blued 6", but it's pretty rough.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    In 1967 a Colt Python sold new for $135.

    $1.00 in 1967 had the same buying power as $6.86 in 2012.

    So that $135 Python would be $926 in todays dollars.

    rc
     
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