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When did Colt Pythons go to frame mounted firing pins?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Croyance, Jun 10, 2006.

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  1. Croyance

    Croyance Member

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    The thread title says it all. What year did Colt remove the firing pins from the hammers of the Python?
    If Pythons never had firing pins on the hammer, when did the company start removing them from their revolvers and what model did they start with?
     
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  2. Majic

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    Pythons always had frame mounted firing pins and was the first model to do so. Colt never made a complete switch from hammer mounted pins to frame mounted pins like S&W did. If a model was upgraded like the Trooper to the MkIIIs then the switch was made, but otherwise the original design of the model remained in production until the model was dropped.
     
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    "Close" but...... The first frame-mounted firing pin Colt revolver was the Colt 357 model of 1953.

    "357" was both the name and caliber of the revolver.
    The Python was basically a 357 with a heavy lugged and ribbed barrel, a better polished blue job, and a more refined action, introduced in 1955.
     
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    I stand corrected by our resident Colt expert. I should have known since I have a Three Five Seven. :eek:
     
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    Go look in the "Handguns General Discussion" section under Colt snake names, and see how I told the poster that the Python of 1955 was the first Colt named after a snake.:uhoh: :uhoh:
     
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    Look on the bright side, dfariswheel: that's the first proof I've seen you're human rather than an inexhaustible library of information about Colts.
     
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    dfariswheel; i don't want to hijack the thread, but could you PM or email me re: Colt revolvers? I had two in 1971 which I was told were "original Colt Troopers". They had frame mounted firing pins and one had .357 on the barrel and the other had "Colt Trooper". Both .357 mags. Also had a friend who had a satin nickel, (refinished), "Colt Trooper" with a hammer mounted firing pin in .38Spl. I am trying to locate one in .357 for my collection and I have found that asking the wrong questions earns me either a dumb look or ridicule. Gun nuts are merciless to each other. Thanks... ayates@officermail.com
     
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