Python grip score - Thank you, LazyH!

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Python grip score - Thank you, LazyH!

Postby Nathan » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:31 pm

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I found this Colt Python at Scheels last year for $900.00 and bought it without hesitation (most any functional Python can bring twice that). It was only after I got home and ran the serial number that I found it is actually a first generation model manufactured in 1957 (real value $4,000-$4,500) but it lacked a set of first generation grips (it came with a rubber Hogue grip).

I received a package today from the new best guy in the entire world LazyH, and inside the package was this set of first generation Colt Python grips.

Ron, thanks so much buddy; I'm absolutely giddy!
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Re: Python grip score - Thank you, LazyH!

Postby ridurall » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:17 pm

Very nice Nathan, you've sure got my Python beat. The serial number on mine is 050XXE which I believe makes it a 1975 year model. My brother in law had a friend that needed money back in the early 1980s when Ruth and I were pretty poor. He actually had two with consecutive serial numbers for $250 each and we couldn't afford both so only purchased one. When I look back I know I should have come up with the money some how but such is life with that 20-20 hindsight. Here is a picture of mine. Image
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Postby Nathan » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:22 pm

Your looks great as well, Ron!

You can run the serial number HERE and it will give you year of manufacture.
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Postby ridurall » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:26 am

Yep, it's a 1975 model. There is sure something special about the quality of a Python, that smooth action and royal blue. My Python sets in my vault loaded just in case I have to open and access it quickly. I wonder how many of us keep loaded guns in our vaults? Everyone in my family knows that any weapon they might take out of either vault is probably loaded.

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Postby lazyh » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:19 pm

Looks great Nathan! Looks a lot better on your Python than they did sitting in a drawer!

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Re: Python grip score - Thank you, LazyH!

Postby lazyh » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:08 pm

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This is a Lew Horton special production three inch Combat Python. Only 500 were made. Picked it up in a trade several years ago.

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Re: Python grip score - Thank you, LazyH!

Postby Nathan » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:42 pm

I've never seen a 3" in person; awesome find!
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Postby Montanapatriot » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:19 pm

Beautiful guns all. Nothing says handgun like a wheelgun IMHO.


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