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Old October 4, 2000, 08:56 AM   #1
Banzai
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What would be the value of a Colt Python, stainless, 6 inch barrel, .357 Magnum in about 98% condition. It's had only 50 rounds fired through it, and has only some wear marks on the barrel from resting/rubbing on the factory case.
The gun shop has $600 on it, is this a fair price?

Tom


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Old October 4, 2000, 12:21 PM   #2
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Hi Tom,
I'm at work and don't have a book here, but I'd say so. I'm in Richmond and Green Top was getting $599 ten years ago for a blue, 6" Python(FWIW, Hassett's in Waynesboro wanted $849). A few months ago the GT manager said the same gun should bring around $700 now - shot a bunch, but no holster wear.
I'll call 'em and talk 'em down if you tell me where it is. John
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Old October 4, 2000, 12:36 PM   #3
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$600 is probably reasonable but it is no steal. I would try to dicker a little. Offer $500 cash, no check, no credit card and see if there is a response. Maybe settle for $550.

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