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I heard about this several months ago. I was hoping they would change their minds. My Python collection has likely taken a major financial hit. I even considered selling a few but just could not bring myself to part with them. Maybe I will get lucky and it will flop. Haha... Best revolvers I have ever owned and fired.

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Post by Beiruty » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:11 am

It needs porting or 8.5"to reduce the flip
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Post by carlson1 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:26 am

I sure would like a 4”. They will be probably be out of my price range.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:30 am

carlson1 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:26 am
I sure would like a 4”. They will be probably be out of my price range.
The 4.5" is listed at 1499.00 on the Colt site.

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Post by carlson1 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:37 am

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:30 am
carlson1 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:26 am
I sure would like a 4”. They will be probably be out of my price range.
The 4.5" is listed at 1499.00 on the Colt site.
Like I said out of my price range. I would think your collectors would just go up in price especially the blued ones.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:50 am

carlson1 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:37 am
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:30 am
carlson1 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:26 am
I sure would like a 4”. They will be probably be out of my price range.
The 4.5" is listed at 1499.00 on the Colt site.
Like I said out of my price range. I would think your collectors would just go up in price especially the blued ones.
Unfortunately, me too. A few years ago maybe but times are a bit leaner for me these days. I am waiting to see what happens on the prices. I think much of the value increase was due to Colt discontinuing them. Just the same, I could not bring myself to part with any so I suppose it did not matter. They were always on my "last to go" list. I have loved the Pythons since I was 12 years old. My mom had one in Nickel that belonged to my dad before he was killed in Nam. She managed to lose it somehow. I remember looking at that revolver in awe from the age of 12 or so. Maybe my love for them is trying to find the one that belonged to him somehow.

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Post by WildBill » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:59 am

I am glad that Colt is going to reintroduce the Python. I imagine they will be scarce and hard to find.
They are still my favorite revolver. The 4 inch was the first gun I ever purchased. It cost $300 back in 1976.
I have not put a whole lot of rounds through it - maybe a couple of thousand. I still have it and it is still working fine.
I took it out last year and let Puma Guy put a few rounds down range.
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Post by Beiruty » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:02 am

Maybe half the price each.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:23 am

WildBill wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:59 am
I am glad that Colt is going to reintroduce the Python. I imagine they will be scarce and hard to find.
They are still my favorite revolver. The 4 inch was the first gun I ever purchased. It cost $300 back in 1976.
I have not put a whole lot of rounds through it - maybe a couple of thousand. I still have it and it is still working fine.
I took it out last year and let Puma Guy put a few rounds down range.
I have seen that gun go for as much as 3000 on Gun Broker over the past 5 years. The average price the 1970 models had sold for was 2000-2500. I bet the prices drop now that they are offering it again.

I just jumped over there again for grins. Maybe not... A 1981 model in nickle has an active bid on it right now for 2400 with 4 days left. Others are still up there.
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Post by WildBill » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:28 am

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:23 am
WildBill wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:59 am
I am glad that Colt is going to reintroduce the Python. I imagine they will be scarce and hard to find.
They are still my favorite revolver. The 4 inch was the first gun I ever purchased. It cost $300 back in 1976.
I have not put a whole lot of rounds through it - maybe a couple of thousand. I still have it and it is still working fine.
I took it out last year and let Puma Guy put a few rounds down range.
I have seen that gun go for as much as 3000 on Gun Broker over the past 5 years. The average price the 1970 models had sold for was 2000-2500. I bet the prices drop now that they are offering it again.
You are probably correct, but I'll never sell it and don't plan on buying a new one.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:30 am

WildBill wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:28 am
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:23 am
WildBill wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:59 am
I am glad that Colt is going to reintroduce the Python. I imagine they will be scarce and hard to find.
They are still my favorite revolver. The 4 inch was the first gun I ever purchased. It cost $300 back in 1976.
I have not put a whole lot of rounds through it - maybe a couple of thousand. I still have it and it is still working fine.
I took it out last year and let Puma Guy put a few rounds down range.
I have seen that gun go for as much as 3000 on Gun Broker over the past 5 years. The average price the 1970 models had sold for was 2000-2500. I bet the prices drop now that they are offering it again.
I'll never sell it and don't plan on buying a new one.
That was my issue as well. I just checked GB and they are still high. For now I am still not selling.

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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by AndyC » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:58 am

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:02 am
I heard about this several months ago. I was hoping they would change their minds. My Python collection has likely taken a major financial hit.
In my opinion, it hasn't taken a hit - knowing gun people, there will always be those who will value the originals over any new production (eg pre-64 Winchesters, original WW1 1911s, etc).
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Post by WildBill » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:24 am

AndyC wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:58 am
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:02 am
I heard about this several months ago. I was hoping they would change their minds. My Python collection has likely taken a major financial hit.
In my opinion, it hasn't taken a hit - knowing gun people, there will always be those who will value the originals over any new production (eg pre-64 Winchesters, original WW1 1911s, etc).
The video talked about an "improved trigger." The excellent double action trigger was one of the main selling points for the Python. Also it was well know for the royal blue finish. Now that most of the old craftsmen at Colt are retired, it will be interesting to see the 2020 version. It may be urban legend, but I read once that it took about 8 years training and practice on the buffing wheel before they would be able to advance to a job where they had to fit any internal parts.

P.S. I hope AndyC doesn't buy one. He'd probably end up taking off the barrel and putting it on a S&W. :mrgreen:
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