View Full Version : Advice Colt Python

May 7, 2012, 05:38 PM
I ow n a 6" Colt Python made in 1969. The gun is beautiful,except for some rust(or pitting) on the muzzle crown( 30% ). Also on the barrel maybe 25% of the circumference of the barrel , scattered , about, 3/16 back from the muzzle . Over the years,as I rubbed at the areas ,i wore the beautiful blue off slightly. I just couldn`t see leaving small spots of pitting on the barrel however minor .It looks like s--t on a white chicken to me! I have no idea how it got there . Do I just leave it alone,does anyone do spot bluing ? Do i send it back to Colt for a re blue? As I wrote before, aside from this, the gun is mint, with box & papers. I just thought i`d get some opinions , & advice. Thanks, charlie

4V50 Gary
May 7, 2012, 06:24 PM
Touch up blue only hides scratches and a discerning eye will detect it. If it as bad as it sounds, the only remedy is a trip to Colt. It's not cheap.

May 7, 2012, 06:44 PM
The python is colt's baby. Let no one else even breath on it.

May 7, 2012, 06:47 PM
Colt offers original Royal Blue refinishes for the Python.
The gun will come back looking like brand new, with the provision that they may not be able to get all the pitting out.

Price is around $300, and turnaround is rather slow right now because so many people are having Pythons refinished.
The price and the wait is well worth it to have a like-new Python.


May 18, 2012, 12:36 PM
Hi. I sent 3 of mine to them. About 4 years ago,It was 250.00 each,Thats the only way to have the right job done. Have a safe day.