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Old April 30, 2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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I recently purchased my first Python. When I was cleaning it today, I noticed that the action will cock and fire when the cylinder is open. I know none of my Smith's or Ruger's will do that. Is this normal for all Colt's or just Python's?
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Old April 30, 2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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Yeah, I've noticed it too.
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Old April 30, 2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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Old April 30, 2012, 07:31 AM   #4
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Regarding the other part of your question - I can't speak to all Colts, but my Three Five Seven does the same (no surprise, as it has essentially the same lockwork as the Python), and also my Trooper Mark IIIs, which are a completely different design.
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Old April 30, 2012, 07:40 AM   #5
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Dan Wessons do this as well.
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Old April 30, 2012, 09:42 AM   #6
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Yup, colts do that. Now post a pic of the snake gun!!
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Old April 30, 2012, 09:44 AM   #7
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That is normal for a Colt. For S&W, it can be done if you push the cylinder latch open while the cylinder is open.
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Old April 30, 2012, 09:58 AM   #8
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The Python is based on a very old action design and this is normal.

Make sure you do not get into the practice of cocking the action while the cylinder is open. The cylinder hand will be sticking out through the recoil shield and if you forget to decock, and try to close the cylinder , you can damage the mechanism.
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Old April 30, 2012, 10:02 AM   #9
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Just a different way of doing things. Yes the action can be operated with the cylinder open. However the cylinder can not be closed with the action cocked.
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Old April 30, 2012, 10:19 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info. I'll try to post a picture.
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:03 AM   #11
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Nice Python. The only problem is that they weren't made by S&W
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Old May 1, 2012, 04:01 PM   #12
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Looks like you have a fine 3rd generation Python there. Now check out the Colt Forum to find out more info on the Python. There are many folks there who are members of other forums and are a great help with Colt questions. Enjoy.
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Old May 1, 2012, 05:47 PM   #13
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I've got to disagree with winchester 73. I'm thankful they WERN'T made by S&W. They'd probably be full of mim parts two piece barrels and "Lawyer Holes"
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Old May 1, 2012, 11:35 PM   #14
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^^^Now THATS Funny!!!!^^^ BWAHAHAHAHA
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