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    Wasn't it Smith & Wesson that copied the full under lug from Colt, or was it the other way? The 586/686 have a lot in common with the Python.

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    The "Snake",Python,is a thing of beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedr View Post
    I finally got a Colt Python .357mag 4in Royal Blue! DAMN, I've wanted one of these things since the 70's. I couldn't ever afford one. I found one at my local fun shop because the owner is selling his personal weapons. He gave me a GREAT deal on this one. I looked up the serial no. and found out this gun was made in 1967. It has a little holster wear but for a 40 year old gun, it is in great shape. I replaced the small original grips with some Excaliber oversized fingergroove Rosewood w/Colt logo. It feels and looks SWEET!
    I am going to the range tommorrow to see how this baby shoots. I can't wait!!! Needless to say, "I'm Happy as.......you know"!
    Well, Congratulations!

    Well do I know the feeling of wanting a certain gun and finally, everything comes together and there you have it! Many times I've seen the gun of my desires, but didn't have the wherewithal to make the purchase so had to pass. Then, after getting the funds together, it seems the gun never shows up. Then,THAT DAY arrives.

    I feel sorry for the man who has never had this opportunity to strive toward such a goal.

    Bob Wright
    Last edited by Bob Wright; 06-16-2008 at 10:54 AM. Reason: Correcting typose

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    Oh man. I've always wanted a Python, but I had to settle for a GP100 instead. I'm not complaining, but I'm still keeping an eye open for the Colt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmaske View Post
    Wasn't it Smith & Wesson that copied the full under lug from Colt, or was it the other way? The 586/686 have a lot in common with the Python.

    The 586 came about from the practice of mating Colt Python barrels to S&W Model 19 guns for Practical Pistol matches a few years ago.

    But the 586 and Python haven't too much in common. The 586 is a rugged .357 Magnum revolver built for heavy loads and hard use. The Python is slightly more delicate in its lockwork, as were all Colts of the period. The Python I had would not accept my heavy bullet loads (nor would the N-Frame Smith Model 27) and, in use the sear wore down requiring a new trigger. The Python is a fine revolver, expertly fitted, but I believe the 586 is the finest DA .357 Magnum revolver ever designed. I bought a 4" Model 586 almost as soon as they were announced, and later added a 6" to my battery. Still have both, and have carried the 4" at times as my daily carry gun.

    Bob Wright

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    Question on the Colt Python cylinder catch. When I got my Python
    (no longer have) I was instructed when I closed the cylinder to hold the catch in the rearward position. Anyone know if this is correct.
    I traded off the Python for a 5" M-27, never really sorry I did that.
    By the way I paid $125.00 for the Python and sold it for $225.00
    A very long time ago.

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    I bought my snake (6") for 400.00 otd my friends thought I was nuts as that was big bucks for a ssg in the army then.still got it and it has only seen 148 gr wc's and bullseye.most accurate revolver I have ever shot.
    pete




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    Thumbs up

    Mine was $376 OTD with a box of .357's in 1978. I still got the recept around some where. The box is long gone. The Python has always been kept in a hard case. I have been offered $1,000 for it, but it's not for sale.


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    Nice Gun!!!!!!!!!! I carried one as a primary duty weapon for almost 6years in the late 70's-early 80's because we were given the option to carry our own sidearm if we chose to. We then switched to 1911's. My Python was stolen along with all my duty gear and 10 other guns including my dads original 1911A1 .45 he carried in WWII on Iwo Jima. Please enjoy it!! It is the finest wheel gun ever made.

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