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Retired Bum
October 29, 2016, 14:56
I wandered into a LGS yesterday afternoon to have a look around. Saw a nickel plated 2.5 inch Python in the display case. Only $3700 plus tax. Almost four grand OTD.....

Nice looking piece but it wasn't NIB and in fact didn't have the box or papers. This is the highest price I have ever seen locally for any model of Python.

I wonder what I could get for my 1975 six inch blue Python with factory grips. It is about 92 percent condition. No box or paperwork.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Invictus77
October 29, 2016, 14:59
I love my 4" blue one, but if anyone has a strong desire and something north of three grand burning a hole in their pocket :whistling:

meltblown
October 29, 2016, 15:11
I really wanted one in the 70s. Wish I would have bought a couple. But as the semi designs changed, I've never wanted a wheel gun since then.

SWOHFAL
October 29, 2016, 18:00
The shiny ones seem to command more money - sold a 6"SS for over $4000 myself. Blue a lot are cheaper, so if I ever own another, I'm getting a 4" blued model from before ~1970.

AZ Dave
October 29, 2016, 19:51
Makes my S&W addiction seem ok.. I spent way less than $2800 on 4 very nice Smiths.

ALL FAL
October 29, 2016, 20:17
But you are all full grown men, I guess, I had a Bunch of 3 screws and even more 5 screws at one time, wish I had them to sell to you now.

Timber Wolf
October 29, 2016, 20:29
I have a 4" blued 1965 Python, "shooter" grade (honest wear, not abuse) that I like a lot. The previous owner actually used it, imagine that.:uhoh: To be honest, I would just as soon shoot one of my Official Police .38s, Officer's Model Match, or Colt 3-5-7. All pretty much the same gun.

Sagerider
October 29, 2016, 21:08
I never had a deep desire to own a Colt python, just look weird to me, maybe it is the barrel rib. Smith & Wesson is much better looking in my humble opinion. For less than a grand you can have one of the finest revolvers made at between 8 and 9 hundred for a large caliber N Frame. Had a very accurate stainless N Frame in 41 magnum with a three inch barrel that was so accurate I would use it to shoot gophers in the lawn and I mean right into the lawn. The .41 magnum is a very happy medium between a .357 and the .44 magnums. Wish I still had it.

SWOHFAL
October 29, 2016, 23:49
But you are all full grown men, I guess, I had a Bunch of 3 screws and even more 5 screws at one time, wish I had them to sell to you now.

There's value in quality and accuracy, but above $2000, I can think of better uses of money. I'd spend that on a Manurhin MR-73, if I could find one, or SIG P210, but not a Python, which always seemed more a safe queen than shooter, thanks to the finicky, complex nature of its action.

Texgunner
October 30, 2016, 08:03
Have you seen many like this?

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

M829A3
October 31, 2016, 12:05
Walking Dead effect.

hagar
October 31, 2016, 12:18
Back in 1997 they had a well worn Python for $450 in my CCW instructor's gun shop in AZ. Had a 15% off one time use coupon from him for anything in the shop. Wish I bought it, but was a little too "well worn" for me, but did get a once fired G19 for $375 which a student did not like (about $320 after the discount plus tax otd) which I still have.

They are nice revolvers, but not $3k+ worth.

Did pick up a stainless 629 for $400 cash from an old guy at the range selling everything 2 weeks before Sandy Hook. That and an underfolder AK for the same price. Sold the AK for $950 a month later.

bouncer50
October 31, 2016, 17:44
To tell the truth about Python i have a 6 inch and had a 4 inch i sold for 2100 dollars. I also have a Trooper 6 inch which i call the poor man Python. My opinion the Trooper is just as accurate as my Python. Not much different in the trigger pull or cylinder lock up. For the money the Trooper is a lot better deal. Also my 586 S&W is a great wheel gun for the money. The trouble with the Python the cylinder lock work is well know for going out of time. Would i pay in today money 2000 or more for a Python. Hell no:facepalm:

nvcdl
November 04, 2016, 16:17
I'd sell now if I had a Colt Snake gun - these prices are silly. I don't see how they can go much higher. I much prefer S&W revolvers myself.

SWOHFAL
November 04, 2016, 22:23
I'd sell now if I had a Colt Snake gun - these prices are silly. I don't see how they can go much higher. I much prefer S&W revolvers myself.

I was hoping to get $2000, but ended up doubling that and then some. Sheep to be shorn and all....

Clark
November 05, 2016, 02:54
http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx220/ClarkM/ColtPython357mag1295tax1418outthedoor12-10-2013.jpg


I bought a Nickel plated Python in 2013, and it did not cost me that much.

0302
November 05, 2016, 09:30
my snake revolver is stayin right here with me. finest revolver of all time.

toys
November 05, 2016, 14:16
Have you seen many like this?

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


yup.

One that was pitted on one side and so someone decide to have it coated just like that.

toys
November 05, 2016, 14:17
i got rid of most of my snake guns late last year.

still kept a couple for fun.

depending on condition and completeness, the skys the limit.

i have some of the Colt SAAs too. just a matter of time.

deimos22
November 05, 2016, 14:42
i have a Colt python 6 inches stainless. i would it $2800 many hears ago. its current price is 5 to 6k $.

Texgunner
November 05, 2016, 15:38
yup.

One that was pitted on one side and so someone decide to have it coated just like that.

Yes sir, same story here.

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

Invictus77
November 05, 2016, 15:41
i have a Colt python 6 inches stainless. i would it $2800 many hears ago. its current price is 5 to 6k $.

:eek:

SWOHFAL
November 05, 2016, 16:09
i have a Colt python 6 inches stainless. i would it $2800 many hears ago. its current price is 5 to 6k $.

The stupid is strong in the market... but I can't complain. Colt could afford to start making new ones for even half that much.

D P Six
November 06, 2016, 18:04
Many want a used Colt Python now or feel that Colt should reintroduce them. The sad reality is Colt canceled mainline production in 2000 and Custom Shop Python production in 2005 because it wasn't selling. Can't imagine what Colt would have to charge now for a new production Python. Only deep pocketed collectors could pay the toll and then after that niche was filled the Python would die a second death.

SWOHFAL
November 06, 2016, 21:37
Was just re-reading the original post and saw it was 2.5" - those seem to be at least as popular as the 6", maybe even more so.