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Old June 1, 2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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My First Python

couldn't pass it up at a LGS

1968

has some minor finish issues, but the timing is perfect...trigger is exceptional
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Old June 1, 2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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I like the grips!
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Old June 1, 2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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thanks....i wish they matched
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Old June 1, 2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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Re: My First Python

Quality gun right there!




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Old June 1, 2013, 07:38 PM   #5
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A friend of mine has a 1968 example. 4in is a nice length for those. Looks like a nice one. Is the timing ok? You should not be able to move the cylinder out of alignment when the hammer is back (for each chamber) or when the trigger is held back (for each chamber)? I had to send the one I had back to Colt for timing problems.
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Old June 1, 2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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thanks...lockup is tighter'n a tick
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Old June 1, 2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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C'mon, no price listed in post?
You know there's a whole slew of us that either wanna cry cause we didn't find the deal, or wanna think you are crazy for spending that kind of dough!

Sure is a nice looking revolver.
I can be honest when I say I really don't think I'll ever own one.
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Old June 1, 2013, 10:25 PM   #8
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The LGS had two.

The other was a nickle duty gun, carried for decades and the finish was too far gone.

So, instead of both I snagged the blue one.

Let's just say it was safely south of $1K.
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Old June 1, 2013, 10:35 PM   #9
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Nice looking Python, especially for that price. It's just in the right condition to enjoy -- a bit of wear so you don't feel guilty shooting it, but still looking very nice.
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Old June 2, 2013, 01:07 AM   #10
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WOW, that's a steal in the Python market these days.
How much was the nickel duty gun with all the wear?!
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Old June 2, 2013, 03:05 AM   #11
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Sevens, they were asking $795, but would probably have taken $700-$750 out the door.

I passed on it at that price.

Even at $600 plus a refin it would have just been a refin'ed Python close to $1K.
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Old June 2, 2013, 05:53 AM   #12
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Very nice. How does it shoot?
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Old June 2, 2013, 09:58 AM   #13
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A python for less than $1000? I would probably sell it and retire to a beach!

Seriously, that is a great value. Nice gun. Even I would have bought that Python!
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Old June 3, 2013, 10:04 AM   #14
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They had another vintage 4" in nickle.

But a local LEO had carried it for decades and the finish was shot.

Locked up tight with perfect timing, but I passed on it and bought the blue one.
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