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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 01-01-2020, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Colt has started shipping new Python's into distribution already.

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Ya,aaaaay! And the 4.25" barreled version only costs $1500.00.
I'll take 2!
Sheesh! How many will bite at that price?

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Ya,aaaaay! And the 4.25" barreled version only costs $1500.00.
I'll take 2!
Sheesh! How many will bite at that price?
I'm biting ... and I've just been laid off!

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Dee,
Look at buying a used 4" or similar Python and you'll find the newer one more affordable.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HrLYZr...ature=youtu.be

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I paid $400.00 for my first new python in 77. In 78 I bought another one for a little over $500.00.
By 79 I had come to the conclusion that a K frame Smith had a better action.

My first duty weapon was a Diamondback 4".

Their wantin $1400.00 for that gun, and twice that for the old Pythons.
I know where three Pythons, and two Diamondbacks are that have been sitting under glass for over 2 years.
They are over priced, and so are the new ones.
IN MY OPINION.

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Well let's hope the new ones are better, like they say they are. If so, I'll likely get one and not let it go like I did the last two.

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I paid $400.00 for my first new python in 77. In 78 I bought another one for a little over $500.00.
By 79 I had come to the conclusion that a K frame Smith had a better action.

My first duty weapon was a Diamondback 4".

Their wantin $1400.00 for that gun, and twice that for the old Pythons.
I know where three Pythons, and two Diamondbacks are that have been sitting under glass for over 2 years.
They are over priced, and so are the new ones.
IN MY OPINION.
AND your opinion is MY opinion too!!!

I've had 4 or 5 pythons over the years, I've found them to be way over rated!

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The trigger pull is long, and stacks a little. I tore both down and improved them some, but the Smith action cleans up much better.
I don't believe a human can hold it steady enough to prove their more accurate than a smoothed up L frame. A Ramsom rest might, but I wouldn't bet against the Smith either way.

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I paid $400.00 for my first new python in 77. In 78 I bought another one for a little over $500.00.
I hate to do this, but if you paid $400 in 1977, it means you paid $1,726.69 in today's dollars. Comparing today's dollar with those of yesteryear's just isn't cogent. $400 was a lot of money back in 1977.

https://www.dollartimes.com/inflatio...=400&year=1977

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It's nice to see an American firearms company come out with a 'new' revolver. It doesn't happen often and I applaud their endeavors in fielding one when black plastic and cerrakote aluminum are the in thing.

That said it's prolly not like the old ones inside, a lot of hand fitting went into those and no machine is going to be invested in and built for an unknown market. It's stainless which has its merits but there was nothing like the royal blue on a python years back. Saved Colt time and $$ doing what they did. It could be a new King Cobra with Python externals, time will tell.

If you like Colts and a Python was on the bucket list this could be the time for it.
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