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Old November 17, 2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Colt Python R2

Just bought a Colt Python R2 from my local gun show. No one can tell me what the "R2" represents. Anyone here know?
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Old November 18, 2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Where is the "R2" stamped?

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Old November 18, 2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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laytonj1.....Right side frame plate near the cylinder. The font style reminds me of a Remington "R" and the 2 is subscript.
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Old November 18, 2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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I asked the guy I bought it from if he had the "D2" as well for a match set....hahahaha
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Old November 18, 2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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if he had the "D2" as well for a match set....hahahaha
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Old November 18, 2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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R2? Huh?
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Old November 18, 2012, 06:41 PM   #7
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Right side frame plate near the cylinder
A picture would really help. Otherwise, do you have to open the cylinder to see it? If so it's an inspectors mark.
If it's on the outside of the frame then it was more than likely applied by someone after it left the factory.

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Old November 18, 2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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Here is a picture
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Old November 19, 2012, 06:25 PM   #9
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Hmmm.

I'm stumped, hard to tell from the pic but if it was stamped after it left the factory the finish would be displaced and you would see some bare metal. If it was stamped before the finish then it was either by the factory or it's been refinished.
At this point I would ask over on the Colt forum.
http://www.coltforum.com/

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Old November 19, 2012, 07:14 PM   #10
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Hmmm . . . an inventory number perhaps for an agency?? As suggested - post it on the Colt site - perhaps someone over there can fill in the blanks? Interesting . . . . I hope you'll keep us posted on what you find out. Looks like a nice piece - congrats on your find!
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