Colt has started shipping new Python's into distribution already.
AND your opinion is MY opinion too!!!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.
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.I paid $400.00 for my first new python in 77. In 78 I bought another one for a little over $500.00.
I never really thought that much of the Python, or colt revolvers in general. I guess I woulda bin called a "Smith Man."if you want the most consistently accurate revolver with the finest build and smoothest action, then you wanted the original S&W 357 magnum, later to become the M-27.
Lloyd I'd take the K or L over a python also, include N's with that statement.Id take a k or l frame over a python if both cost the same! Sure wouldn't pay 50 percent more for an inferior gun just because it has pretty bluing. Only owned one python and thought it was the most overpriced handgun I ever owned.
This just isn't true...I find it interesting that back when the Python was priced within the reach (barely) of the average person it was probably the most universally admired revolver. Now that the prices on them are out of reach for most people it's suddenly become the most criticized revolver ever made!