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Would you shoot a 98% Python?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ColtPythonElite, Oct 11, 2012.

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  1. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

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    I certainly have no problem doing it....I just picked up this 98% blue 6". It barely had a turn line and appeared to have been shot very little. I put a nice sized pile ammo thru it today. FWIW, they weren't .38 Specials,either.:D


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  2. 1KPerDay

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    Cool... that's what they're for.
     
  3. guyfromohio

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    You've essentially destroyed it.





    Might as well sell it now. To me, please.
     
  4. JSNAPS

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    I think you ruined it. Ship it to my FFL at once. It will need to go under extensive testing that could take years. I will be glad to take it off your hands.




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  5. highpower

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    I would never shoot a 98% Python....I would, however shoot one that was worn down to 97%. IMG1398-XL.jpg
     
  6. SaxonPig

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    I shoot all my guns. I have had many nib handguns come into my possession. None stayed that way very long.

    As for Pythons specifically, these get used regularly.


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  7. WardenWolf

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    Guns are made to shoot. It's not doing anyone any good sitting in a box. You're just depriving yourself of fun and the value of the money you spent on it. Enjoy your beautiful gun. May she serve you well.

    I've had a few "safe queens" come into my hands. I shoot them whenever I can. Shooting them doesn't hurt them, and it gives me joy.
     
  8. pbearperry

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    Shoot it like you stole it.
     
  9. Certaindeaf

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    Lots of folk put $1000,000 on red just for the fun of it. The examples are endless.

    Dang right I'd shoot that thing. It's exceedingly cheap entertainment/provides utility over a very long period of time compared to many things.
     
  10. OilyPablo

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    So tell me this. How much different is shooting a Python from a Trooper Mk III?
     
  11. mavracer

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    I'd shoot so many unique powered cast bullets through it, you'll swear it's stainless they'll be so much soot on it.:what:
     
  12. ColtPythonElite

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    The average Python has a much smoother trigger in both SA and DA than the average MKIII.
     
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    I can't afford to buy guns I can't shoot.

    If I wanted to buy collectables to lock up in a safe, I would buy ones with less recreational potential.
     
  14. snooperman

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    Mine have blue and wear marks after much use over 40 years and that is a good thing. I bought them and I intend to use and and enjoy them before handing them over to the grand children.
     
  15. OilyPablo

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    Thanks for that. I have MKIII Trooper that I basically restored the inner moving parts (got it for a song) - which amazingly had been shot very little, yet someone butchered the hand and didn't put the trigger spring in correctly. Anyhow, I put lighter Wolff springs in and stoned the appropriate areas, etc, per Kuhnhausen and it shoots amazingly well. And so accurate. SA action is like a dream and DA is smoother and easier than any DA I've shot. If a Python is better than that I better start saving my money.
     
  16. Peter M. Eick

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    Yes!

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    But only with hot 2400 reloads! (50 shots 15 yrds offhand).
     
  17. DM~

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    NO, i'd get rid of it to someone who was willing to pay big $ for it, and buy the superior OLD origional 357 Magnum!

    The quality of an origional 357mag. blows the Pythons right out of the water!

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  18. 460Shooter

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    Yes I would. I'd also drive a 100% vintage mustange. They are meant to shoot. If you want an investment you don't touch, buy a painting by Remberant.
     
  19. Jim Watson

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    I shot mine starting at 100% and applying holster wear down to about 90%.
     
  20. ApacheCoTodd

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    Yup!
     
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    With rare exception, Colt SAA serial number 1 being an extreme example, there are no guns "too nice to shoot". Although I have seen some that were too valuable to shoot based on rarity, that I'd prefer to liquidate in favor of several alternatives. Like the NIB S&W 2nd Model Hand Ejector Target model .44Spl a guy was given over on TFL a few years ago. More rare and valuable than a Triple Lock Target. Worth seven to eight thousand dollars, I'd rather sell it in favor of a handful of more common 1950 models. But $1200 Pythons??? Shoot them all day long.
     
  22. Guillermo

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    Would I shoot a 98% Python?

    Every time I go to the range (darned near anyway)
     
  23. MrBorland

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. ;)
     
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    :confused: Yes.
     
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    if you bought it as investment dont shoot it.
     
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