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Old September 25, 2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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Colt Python Mfg Dates

I've got a Python in Ultimate Stainless, Serial #T67xxx, and a Series 80 MKIV Gold Cup NM in Ultimate Stainless, Serial #11xxx. Can anyone give me dates of manufacture? Thanks in advance.
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Old September 25, 2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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Old September 25, 2009, 02:54 PM   #3
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Colt Dates

I've been to that site. There are no "T" serial numbers, if that matters, and my Gold Cup does not have "NM" in the serial number, if that matters. [It is a Series 80. Do I just look for the numbers and forget about the various letters shown on the site?
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Old September 25, 2009, 04:07 PM   #4
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You may want to call colt on their 800 number contrary to popular belief they will tell you the date over the phone for modern guns.
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Old September 25, 2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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Jdomin is right, as long as all you want is nothing more than the date of manufacture they will tell you that over the phone for free. If you want more info they may require a fee. I have called Colt many times to get some info on my Colts and they have been very helpful. They are very good folks there.
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Old October 11, 2011, 03:19 AM   #6
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Colt Python

Recently bought second hand 4" SS Python.
Serial number is T-95167.
Please help me to find mfg. date.
Thanks.
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Old October 11, 2011, 07:39 AM   #7
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The "T" serial number prefix on the Python started in 1983 and ran fro many years.
To get the actual born on date, call Colts' toll free number 1-800-962-COLT and ask them. There is NO CHARGE for the call or info unless you want the info on a Colt Historical letter along with all shipping info and other facts as the gun left the factory.

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