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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by puma guy » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:34 am

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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.
It is a sweet shooter to be sure. Let's go again and I'll bring my Smith 3½" Model 27. :fire
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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by puma guy » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:36 am

WildBill wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:24 am
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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.
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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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by puma guy » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:46 am

The chain I worked for in the mid 60's to early 70's procured a Colt franchise. We were a discount chain (Globe Shopping City), however the covenants of a Colt franchise prohibited selling for less then MSRP (fair trade), so we had very few sales. After a couple of years we could discount them. They retailed at $135 and our SOP was to take 10% off per week until an item sold. I sold Python's for around 70 bucks. The same for some Colt .45 Commanders and SAA's. Hindsight being a perfect science I kick myself frequently.
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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by AndyC » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:18 pm

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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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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by John Galt » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:41 pm

03Lightningrocks wrote:
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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.
If yours are like mine (from the 70's) then you will be ok with the original ones. Those should bring a big premium.

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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:45 pm

John Galt wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:41 pm
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. 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.
If yours are like mine (from the 70's) then you will be ok with the original ones. Those should bring a big premium.
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Post by RPBrown » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:19 pm

I saved and bought one back in the 70’s. By far my favorite gun I’ve owned. Unfortunately when I was overseas my brother “borrowed “ it and sold it. I think I paid $360.00 back then
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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by Beiruty » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:38 pm

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I saved and bought one back in the 70’s. By far my favorite gun I’ve owned. Unfortunately when I was overseas my brother “borrowed “ it and sold it. I think I paid $360.00 back then
In today's dollars: $2,386.47
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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by RPBrown » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:49 am

Beiruty wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:38 pm
RPBrown wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:19 pm
I saved and bought one back in the 70’s. By far my favorite gun I’ve owned. Unfortunately when I was overseas my brother “borrowed “ it and sold it. I think I paid $360.00 back then
In today's dollars: $2,386.47
I know and am still mad at him over this :mad5
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:41 am

WildBill wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:24 am
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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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:42 am

RPBrown wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:49 am
Beiruty wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:38 pm
RPBrown wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:19 pm
I saved and bought one back in the 70’s. By far my favorite gun I’ve owned. Unfortunately when I was overseas my brother “borrowed “ it and sold it. I think I paid $360.00 back then
In today's dollars: $2,386.47
I know and am still mad at him over this :mad5
Why on EARTH would he do that to you? :banghead:
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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by WildBill » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:01 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:42 am
RPBrown wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:49 am
Beiruty wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:38 pm
RPBrown wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:19 pm
I saved and bought one back in the 70’s. By far my favorite gun I’ve owned. Unfortunately when I was overseas my brother “borrowed “ it and sold it. I think I paid $360.00 back then
In today's dollars: $2,386.47
I know and am still mad at him over this :mad5
Why on EARTH would he do that to you? :banghead:
There are several of us on this forum with similar stories. :grumble
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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by RPBrown » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:31 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:42 am
RPBrown wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:49 am
Beiruty wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:38 pm
RPBrown wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:19 pm
I saved and bought one back in the 70’s. By far my favorite gun I’ve owned. Unfortunately when I was overseas my brother “borrowed “ it and sold it. I think I paid $360.00 back then
In today's dollars: $2,386.47
I know and am still mad at him over this :mad5
Why on EARTH would he do that to you? :banghead:
Back in the day he was living with my parents. When I went overseas, my wife went with me so we store a lot of our things at my parents place. My brother was messing around with drugs and decided to use my stuff to pay for his habit. When I got back, we had a serious "discussion :cool: " about it and he decided that when he healed up, he would go to rehab.
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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by carlson1 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:51 pm

RPBrown wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:31 pm
...When I got back, we had a serious "discussion :cool: " about it and he decided that when he healed up, he would go to rehab.
I wanted to make sure everyone seen this part. :boxing
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Re: New Colt Python 2020

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Post by SQLGeek » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:03 pm

I'll add it to the list of revolvers I want but can't afford. :cryin

The King Cobra Target street price is about $1,000. I have a feeling this Python will be up there near their MSRP.
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