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base704
June 28, 2016, 00:06
An acquaintance of mine got a line on a Colt Python in SS with either a 6 or 8 inch barrel, along with a S&W model 629 Classic, also in SS with either a 4 or 6 inch barrel.

Hoping for some ideas on the pricing from here to help him manage the numbers he gets from gunbroker, and such.

Any help would be appreciated.

VALMET
June 28, 2016, 00:22
Don't know much about Colt wheelguns but a standard production 629 S&W will bring in the $650-800 range depending on how quickly you want to sell it.

SWOHFAL
June 28, 2016, 02:15
I sold a SS 6" Python not too long ago on GB in the $4000 range, but unless it's something like a early or custom/rare model like a 2-1/2" or 3" barrel, "snake eyes," "hunter," etc., the blue models don't bring as much, maybe $2500-$3000, with 6" seeming to bring the most money. Absolutely crazy, IMO. What's crazier is the buyer indicated that he and competing bidders refinish them and resell them for even more money, somehow. There are several rare, but not THAT rare/desirable variants sitting at between $10,000 -$20,000, though no bids, almost every time I look at Pythons.

nvcdl
June 28, 2016, 20:57
Pythons are out of my price range.

The 629 no dash, 629-3 and 629-4 varients seem to go for the most money.

Invictus77
June 28, 2016, 21:09
Edjumakate me.

I have a few Smiths but generally I'm a Colt guy. Is there a 357 629 or do you mean an Anaconda rather than a Python for comparison?

SWOHFAL
June 28, 2016, 22:33
Edjumakate me.

I have a few Smiths but generally I'm a Colt guy. Is there a 357 629 or do you mean an Anaconda rather than a Python for comparison?

A .357 629 would be a 627.

Timber Wolf
June 29, 2016, 17:49
Dang, with a Python in the safe I may get to retire after all.:rolleyes:

SWOHFAL
June 30, 2016, 01:53
Dang, with a Python in the safe I may get to retire after all.:rolleyes:

If it's an early blued model, keep it. I just got rid of mine because the quality never seemed there and the hype is set at 11 for the last production SS guns, which turned into significant cash. I haven't shot an '60s or earlier model, but it can't be my imagination that the reputation that the Python has is built on these, which aren't priced nearly as high as the last ones unless they're mid-fifties model.

pre1989
July 05, 2016, 01:22
Python will be at min 2k or more if in good shape box etc ..Even beat up ones are hitting 1k easy or more

the 629 all over the places I have seen them as low as 600-700 bucks .Really what dash number is it ..Early or no dash the more it gets esp if org box/tools etc etc

Timber Wolf
July 05, 2016, 08:11
If it's an early blued model, keep it. I just got rid of mine because the quality never seemed there and the hype is set at 11 for the last production SS guns, which turned into significant cash. I haven't shot an '60s or earlier model, but it can't be my imagination that the reputation that the Python has is built on these, which aren't priced nearly as high as the last ones unless they're mid-fifties model.

It was born in 1965 and is in good "shooter grade" condition. The previous owner, or perhaps one or two before him, actually carried and used it. The old blaster is not hurt but has a little honest wear here and there. It shoots very well but to be honest I would just as soon or rather shoot one of my Official Police revolvers or Officer's Model Match.

evan price
July 21, 2016, 06:29
Python will be at min 2k or more if in good shape box etc ..Even beat up ones are hitting 1k easy or more

the 629 all over the places I have seen them as low as 600-700 bucks .Really what dash number is it ..Early or no dash the more it gets esp if org box/tools etc etc

Shooter-grade blued Pythons are hitting $1500-$1600 easy as long as it's respectable.
If it's stainless and respectable, double that.
I've seen the ultra-rare 2.5" snub Python stainless, new in box, with factory mother of pearl grips, go over $20K on gunbroker. $10K is a routine price for one of them.

Honestly, while Colts are nice, I just can't understand why people will pay that price for them. It's the Dutch Tulip Mania in modern days.


The 629, as long as it's not anything special, is an $800-$1100 gun depending.

0302
July 21, 2016, 21:07
Python - finest revolver of all time. 👍

D P Six
July 22, 2016, 08:37
Wife, son and I used Pythons for years in competition. Maintaining timing was about impossible and they are not the gun for a hobby gunsmith to work on. We gradually transitioned to S&W's and never looked back. I will admit, Pythons are sure pretty to look at.

Invictus77
July 22, 2016, 08:46
Python - finest revolver of all time. ��

I luvs me some wheel guns in a lot of various makes and configurations, but yep :cheers:

There is something truly "right" in the look & feel of a 4" Python in that deep Colt blue :love:

Texgunner
July 22, 2016, 10:16
A Python unlike many others:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/pythonfullviewleftbest.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/pythonfullviewleftbest.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/pythonrightsidefull.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/pythonrightsidefull.jpg.html)

before:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/coltpythonbeforeparkerizing.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/coltpythonbeforeparkerizing.jpg.html)

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=266372&highlight=parkerized+Python

Invictus77
July 22, 2016, 10:52
A Python unlike many others:



Well done Tex !

Texgunner
July 22, 2016, 12:36
Well done Tex !

Thanks! :whiskey: (Kentucky bourbon...d'uh!) :smile:

SWOHFAL
July 22, 2016, 21:09
Put it on GB as a rare model and price it at $5K and watch them run to it.

Bawana jim
July 22, 2016, 23:38
Nice Nickle gun...


http://www.gunbroker.com/item/571978201