This might seem a little high to some, but it is a faithful reproduction and a limited release, collector's item. Their Cobra line must be doing ok. But he’s read about them in checkout counter magazines. The balance, the weight, accuracy…colt cornered the market with the python. Chadwick, made some minor changes and in 1915, the “Colt Caliber .22 Target Model” was introduced. I chose a Smith & Wesson model 25.5 chamberd in 45 long colt round. Looks purdy. Yeah sure with its junk MIM cast parts, and its two piece junk barrel and its edm torched in rifling, I can hardly wait to get ripped off. . Clark and Cylinder & Slide want about $1,750 for custom GP100s. #2 – If desired excellent trigger jobs are available without the time and/or expense of returning either the S&W and/or Colt to their respective factory for a tune-up. Have never shot it. The double-action trigger pull is listed as 7-to-9.5 pounds. They supposedly have made them mucho better. That’s a decent price given how the Python is built like a fine watch. It’s nice to see more wheelguns being made. I am sure the new ones will not compare with these. The gem is found in place of the eye of a stuffed deer, in the trophy room of the mansion. . I kicked my butt for selling it 2 years ago…for $3000. First of all, it’s not possible at that price point. Ancient sword makers were well aware of this and made cast swords only for decoration but they heat treated forged swords to 3 different hardness’s. “Want one?” if plastic striker fired guns are your thing, then have at it, your money. I would pay for a quality gun. FWIW, apparently that pistol was designed with me in mind. That revolver wont fail 99.999% of the time. Logical Fallacy 3: Colt has the real-deal TDP’s for the AR but somehow doesn’t have same for the Colt Python… I will buy one of the new ones to see how it is. https://www.chuckhawks.com/subscribers/product_review_page/colt_saa.htm. Fake merchandise of famous brands is not a new internet phenomena its as old as time itself. And that’s exactly what they get. I owned a couple in the day. $1.50. Any clues? ?????. Colt claims they have one smooth pull all the way through now and the reviewers seem to be concurring. The 2020 Python features modern stainless steel alloys and a re-designed rear sight. Occasionally, custom-made firearms are even more prized than their original variants. Nooo, not the “Standard” SAA per se; however, but its offshoot/semi-clone, Colt “Cowboy”, most certainly did !!! Colt Adds New Expanse M4 Model. This is a video about colts recent big news that they are starting back production of the pythons! The Python is the Cadillac of the Colt double-action revolver line. Umarex Colt 6" Python .177 Caliber Steel BB C02 Air Pistol, Powdered Black 4.5 out of 5 stars 309. Today is April 15 and I can’t find one anywhere. I happened start chatting up the Colt representative as we looked over the newly returned Cobra. Seller: DURY'S GUN SHOP . Already ordered my 6 inch in Canada. Made they even make a limited edition run of the old Florida SP LEO model/Colt Python .357 mag. The lack of a side plate greatly increases the strength of the revolver whether the frame is cast or forged. I’m sure, you have a huge readers’ base already! And frankly, a $100-150 action job on a Smith will run rings around any snake gun. Colt first introduced the full-lug six-shot heavy target style revolver in 1955 as something akin to the Cadillac of wheelguns. If Colt can match their quality for $1,500 or less, they have a winner. Replacing the Colt Python as Barry 's weapon of choice in the Resident Evil remake, the Colt Anaconda is the larger cousin of the Python, with an identical design re-sized for the .44 Magnum rounds . In the history of modern double action American handguns, the Colt Python revolver stands above all others. (Photo: Colt). Players can obtain the python by inserting the red gem into the eye of the tiger statue within the mansion. When was the last time Colt was innovative. The Colt Grizzly was a limited run of 500 guns that came from the Colt Custom Shop. Stainless/Walnut 6rd. Eagle1899. He called Colt at 1-800-962-COLT and they informed him that the DOM was 1991. I’m hoping not to be disappointed. My question is how much is this one worth. This puts the Python about $200 more than the Colt Bright Cobra and in about … I recently had the good fortune to receive a new ammunition line from CCI called Clean-22. If this is nothing more than an upsized King Cobra, then it is a solid price point for a great revolver. The last Colt revolver TTAG reviewed had some machine marks and wasn’t as nice as the old Colts I’ve been lucky enough to handle. I’m into it just for the balanced look. The lockup. I’ve seen in two reports that it is offered in blue also… hope that’s true because I want a blue one like my older one. I have my name on 3 waiting lists for the python. “Trigger pull scans show lighter trigger pull weights, less friction and increased consistency, re-enforcing the Python’s reputation as a gun that can be heavily used and passed down through generations.”. Area Code: 210 . Years ago, John Butler wrote a popular post here explaining why Colt would never again build another Python revolver. The Python's appearance is always striking with its hand polished metal, beautiful bluing and superb design. It’s overpriced for what it is. If you are paying that much because you really want a gun with “Colt Python” written on it, cool. This of course will result in trigger pulls that will be a joke compared to the original Pythons. I’ll never sell it. “We know the Colt Python is one of the most beloved and collected firearms in American history, and its re-release has long been demanded by enthusiasts,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director at Colt. But when I can get a S&W 686 or 586 for 1/2 to 2/3 of that and I know they are great, I’ll stick with them. If you want a gun made from metal finished to exact tolerances with wood grips you’re going to need to dig deep. A couple might actually carry them. But so does the Garand (also carried in service) plus the M1A. I have a Python from back in the early 70’s with 6 in barrel in blue. The currently manufactured Colt SAA made by Colt does not have a transfer bar. you guys better sell your old ones while the value is up, once they get the kinks ironed out the price of the old one will plummet, my last Python was a 6 inch total blue, not that long ago really, I paid $600 for and I really thought that was all it was worth. IMHO they were always somewhat overrated: they are pretty, but the SA trigger is usually not as good as S&W triggers of the earlier (up to the 80’s) periods. Just stainless… I’ll wait. If they match the quality of the originals nobody will want to pay for it. (Photo: Colt). The Colt Python revolver was made from 1955 'til 2006, about 51 years. “The testing process included over 40,000 trigger pulls on a single Python,” said Colt in a statement. Its designed to be glass hard on the outside and soft on the inside so it flexes with out cracking or disintegrating. . The Python is chambered in .357 Magnum and also accommodates 38 Special cartridges. The real reason why Colt gave up on such a desirable money maker is unknown, but the high cost of modern labor -- a single Python … 4in smiths don’t look right. It’s Python enough to scratch the itch for the majority of folks. Had a 6 inch python back in 1975 when I was in the Marine Corps. I bought a colt python in 1966 or ealier…as a present for my husband who was a policeman. The price seems way to low for Colt to be making the gun of quality parts and have any semblance of workmanship. the return of the colt pythons is upon us I was at the Great American Outdoors show in PA last week and stopped to browse the Colt showings. You would think that Colt just ran out and ripped off everyone of these idiots. The vast majority of the rounds out are .38SPL. colt python in .357 magnum cal., with 2 1/2" barrel. It was born in the mid-1950's in a post-war era in which quality was already starting to fall from the heights that American gun making had attained in … As Colt describes the wheel gun . Add to My Saved Parts. If you test a Colt, especially an original Python, in full lockup, you feel nothing, absolutely nothing. I always regretted it. just tone down the sarcastic rhetoric – ok??? No one seems to know when they will be manufacturing them again. And these will be quality revolvers. With the unlimited colt I think I could beat the game in under 3 hours but without it I am pretty slow at this game. After the first year or so these should be roughly at a grand in store. Bring back production of overprices revolvers that were previously killed due to stagnant sales! Cost (and hence price) are driven by the Colt manufacturing process and the hand fitting required. I’d bet a lot of money that this new “Python” is a far cry from the original. Casting allows for superior design. Sell your Colt diamondback 22 for FREE today on GunsAmerica! What year is your Colt? The new 4-inch barrel Colt Python has an unloaded weight of 42-ounces and an overall length of 9.75-inches. 3. Product #: PDF0050E Part Key: 0. Gun Buying Demand Surges for the Colt Python. I have also heard the frames are forged, like that really matters. There may be a Python down the road in my future. A lot of the idiots here screaming about how many glocks and hi points you could buy instead don’t have a clue. In this case casting allows for a stronger design that would probably be impossible to mass produce with forging, so casting is the better option if strength is the priority. Never mind, I f’ed up. just a few short years later they went through the roof. Post by Vol Texan » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:21 am I carried a nickel-plated Python my first year at the sheriff's department - … But the collectors are already crying. Forging requires you to use a weaker design. In addition to the traditional M16A1 features mentioned earlier, the new Colt M16A1 Reissue utilizes the same three-pronged flash hider built to the original specifications. true price: $ 245.00 ” How about some no transfer bar SAA before they go ynder again.” According to Colt, it was designed to shoot 2" groups at 15 yards, and it does, even 44 years later. Vlad…Castings are pure junk? A $1500 Python that really had $1500 worth of high quality materials and hand fitting would be well worth it. We recently had a visitor looking for the date of manufacture (DOM) of his Colt Python with a low serial number beginning with the KT prefix. true price: $ 245.00 If the build quality and performance match or exceed the originals 1500 is a steal. Building on Colt’s Snake Gun legacy, the legendary double-action revolver returns in stainless steel in 4.25” and 6” barrel lengths. Sure, they’ll give you +3″ groups but (unless you’re being highly paid to shoot the balls off of gnats) who cares? It maybe a jealousy thing. 2 offers from $77.90. IMHO 6″ blued the only way to go. The Colt model doesn’t come with a Hillary hole though…. Thete are no MIM parts, its all forged according to Colt. Taurus is Taurus and you might get a perfectly serviceable gun… or not. One popular sword made in England had to have the makers name and “original” engraved on it because so many rip off artists were making cheap ass copies of it in Europe. The offering is another quality product from CCI, who already create some of the best .22 LR ammo around. In order to make a casting as strong as a heat treated forging it usually must be made thinker and harder. Me, too, Tom. Get Guns.com offers and news, Need Help?service@guns.comCall (866)582-4867, PO Box 1131 13800 Nicollet Blvd Burnsville, MN 55337 ©2019 Guns.com. For $1500 I’d want to see 1″ – 1.5″ groups at 25 yards (from a sandbag rest). I’ve always heard great things about old Colt revolvers, and let’s just say this gun made me think twice about my stance on revolvers. I happened start chatting up the Colt representative as we looked over the newly returned Cobra. Castings do not give when they reach their strength limit while a forging will. Add to My Saved Parts. I am surprised by the MSRP. The casting needs to be thick enough to allow the metal to flow properly, and a side plate would need extra machining. There is no “slop” at all. It would look great in open carry states at parties. Buy a Colt diamondback 22 online. The 2020 Python features modern stainless steel alloys and a re-designed rear sight. Have an older one that was left to me from my godfather in his will. I’m sure street price will be several hundreds less but, It’s just a Colt and let’s be honest with ourselves…..the name doesn’t mean as much as It used to we’ll see If they can earn our trust back. The smoothness of the hand-fitted action is … . ( fitted with a T grip). And I tend to agree that they are just delaying the inevitable. Stay in the know. I have a S&W 586 as well, but have always preferred the Python (old stacking trigger) to the S&W as well as the general feel. There have been some cost-cutting measures done here, one of such is to not offer the gun with the legendary blue job that Pythons had. Vlad aren’t you late for your struggle session? They’re still surviving on their name. Models and variants https://www.chuckhawks.com/subscribers/product_review_page/colt_saa.htm, https://www.chuckhawks.com/colt_saa_revolvers.htm. The Cobras and King Cobras are selling out faster than Colt can produce them. This puts the Python about $200 more than the Colt Bright Cobra and in about the same price range as the Dan Wesson 715 and S&W Competitor Performance 686. Gun Review: Going the Distance with the Kimber Rapide Black Ice 10mm. Although I heard somewhere June 1 as a start date. As far as revolvers go, the Python is iconic. Colt has been hoping that people will pay a premium for the name for years and it blown up in their face time and time again, maybe this one will be different but I’m skeptical. Barrel, .357 Mag, 8", Nickel (w/ Spot Peeling) Product #: 1576360 Shipment prohibited outside USA. January 02, 2020 By David M. Fortier After years of hoping, Colt officially announced they are bringing back the legendary.357 Magnum Python for 2020. Add to cart. Nice gun, but not one that ever grabbed my interest the way a Model 29 S&W did. But the Python was a dramatic change from anything Colt had done before. These are some of the most highly-prized guns for collectors. THE COLT PYTHON "I" FRAME . This is the same time that Colt decided to quit producing the much more sought-after Python yet people have been clamoring ever since for more Pythons. Colt Python Revolver .357 MAG 6in. Inflation from 81 to today $450=$1,310.02. Only a fool would think they won’t offer up a blued one down the road. What it would look like remains to be seen. I have only shot a couple of boxes .38 specials out of mine. No, at least until i know what the build quality is. Oh well always wanted one but didn’t want to pay asking price for old ones. If Taurus or anyone else made a revolver that looked like a Python and didn’t explode in my hand Id give them my money instead of Colt. One shot maybe 50 times. I’m betting the internals are not even close to the original version. . Makes me question whether the new iteration will equal older specimens. But the notion that they are all pure junk is ridiculous. That was my first handgun I ever bought. In this case, what you pay for is the name. Like a tapered bore and tons of hand-fitting? Python (6") The Python is back! You should continue your writing. I only have one thing to say to Colt… The Colt Python was retired by Colt in 2005. new in 2020 - semi bright stainless steel finish, walnut grips, capacity 6, red ramp front sight, adjustable rear sight. Modern castings (and heat treatments) and MIM have come a long way. BNIB and never fired. Guess I will keep them as paid around $600 for each one. Its in too nice a condition to start using full power .357 magnum ammo out of. This does nothing that a Smith or Ruger can’t do. vlad, vlad, vlad . Ruger has a new Redhawk 8 shot .357 for a lot less money, and a lot stronger gun. Colt's Manufacturing Company - firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. Others don’t look as nice. . Casting may not be the superior method if ease of manufacturing or profits are not taken into account. The Colt Python is known as the Rolls Royce of Colt's revolvers. Don’t get excited just yet. No discernable change in end-shake or other obvious wear. It’s nowhere near as bad as the SAAs, but they are selling out and are all successes for Colt. Supposedly the old Pythons stacked horribly when shooting double action. Colt,historically has been in and out of bankruptcy since it’s inception. The Python is back. if your intent is to annoy folks hereabouts, then you’re a smashing success !!! Barrel, .357 Mag, 8", Nickel (w/ Spot Peeling) Product #: 1576360 Shipment prohibited outside USA. Sounds like they fixed the problems that the old python had. Many shooters believed that fantastic DA pull was the result of a V-shaped mainspring which differed from the single leaf-spring used by other manufacturers at the time. It’s almost perfect and I get people offering to buy it whenever I go to a range with it. While giving me 8 rounds rather than 6. Colt Pythons manufactured between 1955 and 1969 also feature numeral-based serial numbers. But as a CT resident who knows 3 people who have worked at Colt, one in the custom shop, one on the shop floor, and one in the office, I can tell you that management is just out to squeeze a few more sheckels out of the brand. My information from Gunsmiths that do trigger jobs and other work on these kinds of things tell me that they don’t stay timed and that they break in strange places/ways. CCI Clean Offers a Mess Free Solution in .22 LR. Yay! The collector market isn’t their target. OUT OF STOCK (4) COLT KNG COBRA CRY … Never owned one but the couple that I have shot had the smoothest factory triggers i ever felt on a .357. Another question: Is the bore made like the originals? excellent publish, very informative. You get what you pay for. You sure can’t say that about a 1911. Shot Master every time,30 years.We could carry anything we wanted. I hope Colt does well. Colt Python 357 with 6" Barrel Shoots Great (B8368-18) Dated 1978 - .357 Magnum $2,799.95: 0 $2,799.95 4d 11h 55m 17098656 Those were only problems for bean counters looking to squeeze another dime out of each gun. The tank-like build and lack of a side plate are because Ruger uses a cast frame. Colt knows that. Buy a Colt diamondback 22 online. I agree, my 686 no dash 7and3/8 will shoot with or better than either Python, the only thing better on the Python is the double action. The Colt Python was first introduced in 1955; models dated from 1955 through 1963 were handmade and featured either a Royal Blue or Bright Nickel finish. If they are equal to older specimens, the MSRP is a bargain. Good news from Colt, wait till rock island makes one for $399. The Kimber K6 starts at around $700 and goes up to a grand–and that is a Cobra competitor. For those with plenty of spending money, they might buy it as a status symbol, but the number of people who appreciate Colt’s premium revolvers are trending down as they are dying off. In fact because they handle and shoot so well I had a now retired smith convert them to cartridge also to Ruger spring and plunger instead of leaf springs. Just a rumor though. Colt has announced the new-again Python. Along with carry rigs. While the catastrophic failure rate of MOST MIM parts is not significantly higher than billet machined parts (roughly 2-3X the cost of MIM) they wear differently. I’ll stack my 6” 586-2 up against a Python all day long. I’ll pass. There has been a lot of comments, questions and concerns about the new for 2020 Colt Python. If the quality and smoothness of the action and the frame updates are what they say I want one.Hopefully Colt will send Hickock 45 one to demonstrate and he likes it They won’t be able to keep up with demand for them. Now the vintage ones will drop in price. Those now start at $1800 with the classic Colt black rubber grips. Can I use that save file to start a game with the colt python and beat the game in under 3 hours and unlock the irl, or do I have to completely start a new game to do it? Well hell, it’s not a Python after all. Re: The Colt Python is coming back!!! A box of ammo would draw blood. How a 80's Colt King Cobra Changed My Mind on Revolvers. 6 inch barrel, chromed. I had one that I bought in the 80s, I paid $485 for it then. “A classic revolver should be a beautiful, deeply blued steel,…”. As much as I would much rather have a Royal Blue new Python, it would be stupid for Colt to change what is obviously a winning formula. I predict they will be a thousand or less, mark my word. I carried while working in LE in the 80s both a 4″ and 6″ Python at different times. Nooo, not the “Standard” SAA per se; however, but its offshoot/semi-clone, Colt “Cowboy”, most certainly did !!! Re: The Colt Python is coming back!!! $450. I bet the frame is made from a junk modern casting and the internals are more than likely made of junk MIM cast parts. He did fine work and they shoot better than any out of the box Ruger Vaquero but Colt’s they are not. It just looks (somewhat) like a Python. Your email address will not be published. The Colt Python has been featured in video games where it is mostly listed as a ".357 Magnum" or "revolver," but the appearance in unmistakable. The only problem is that the men (and probably a few women) who helped build the snake guns that earned Colt its reputation have LONG since retired. Took me 36 years to find that out. The king cobra is a perfect example. The cylinder is too short. Then you’re not the target consumer. Two weapons that I KICK MY ASS OVER was my Galil ARM .308 and my Colt Python. But I fear that it will be a $800 gun with an extra $700 tacked on for the name and the pony. Colt Python .357 MAG 6 Round 4.25 Stainless Steel . I’ve already ordered a 4.25″. See Last Paragraph Below ~ RE: Colt “Cowboy” !!! I wouldn’t look for the price of a nice 6″ from, say, 1975 to go down anytime soon…. Long time back I shot a Colt Python and remember it as a sweet shooter. It is chambered in .357 Magnum, holds six shots, and has barrel length offerings of 2.5, 3, 4, 6, and 8 inches. Might be a little less fragile. Colt diamondback 22 for sale and auction. . He also found the hand and bolt to be too soft as to hold up for long, so replaced them with colt SAA parts. For the market, and the cost of Colts other guns, the price really is not out of line with the market. If I found a nice used one, perhaps. Used examples became prohibitively expensive once Colt stopped production in 1999 and the Colt Custom Shop ceased assembling them in 2005. These are some of the most highly-prized guns for collectors. I never understood the hate either. For the folks that continue to say that Colt is unable to reproduce the original quality, or finish, of the Python, you’re demonstrably wrong. There are several models available now. I still have the Colt and fire it at the range every few months. Not gonna do that to the 4 digit E series (whch has taken critters). Come join the discussion about performance, gunsmithing, troubleshooting, reviews, … And frankly, in this day and age, the name isn’t what it used to be. Factor in the cost of a action and trigger job from S&W performance center, and the price gap narrows significantly. But modern heat treatment (and alloys) has made cast vs. forged virtually irrelevant. All Rights Reserved, New for 2020: The Colt Python is BACK in 6, 4.25-inch Stainless Models. But having said all that, the original Pythons are nice revolvers to own, and Ill probably never sell mine, even at the ridiculous prices that they seem to go for today. po deposit only: new colt python 2020 357 mag, stainless, 4.25" barrel, 6 rounds - new for 2020!!! colt model python in .357 magnum caliber, excellent finger grove rubber factory colt … How the New Python Compares Ever since 1955, the Python was a deluxe revolver in every way intended to win competitions, take game, and serve for personal defense with no need for further modifications. First introduced in 1955, it comes in blued, nickel, and stainless versions. That institutional knowledge is *gone*, likely never to be seen again in mass-production, I’m afraid…. It’s almost like people are angry their so expensive. GMB – ‘maybe’ if they do indeed finally go bankrupt someone will buy out the trademarks (and equipment) and move it lock, stock and barrel (puns intended to a gun friendly state. Occasionally, custom-made firearms are even more prized than their original variants. The parts, especially the lockwork parts, were hand-fit. I don’t think the Colt SAA has ever had one. Building on Colt’s Snake Gun legacy, the legendary double-action revolver returns in stainless steel in 4.25” and 6” barrel lengths. A Colt Single Action Army John Wayne Commerative chambered in 45 LC with a 4 3/4 inch barrel with a bright and shiny bore with ivory grips gold inlay presentation case and key. What non performance center gun does smith make that has an 8-9 pound DA trigger pull? 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