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D.R.E.
02-18-2009, 5:27 PM
$SPF$ to veteran. I'm selling a 1957 4-digit serial number 6" python for $1200. (Or $1050 for any active military personal or ex-military that saw combat.) You will very very rarely see these. The 4 digit is always good for a look of shock. Strongly prefer PPT at jackson arms in south SF.

I was going to fix this up as a project gun, but given my funding situation that seems less realistic so am listing it.

The good: rare. Fundamentally solid: no rust, pits, or marring that I see. Appears all original other than grips. Internals have been strip cleaned, inspected, and moly-lubed --- they are in great shape. Timing and lockup are excellent. The action is very very very good. If you want to feel what a python action should be, this is your gun.

The bad. Cosmetics: very bad reblue and some jackass scratched his initials on the frame under the grip. Functionality: The max/min barrel cylinder gaps are out of factory spec. If you send this to colt I believe they will reblue and restamp for $300 and fix the barrel/cylinder problem for $85. You will then have an absolutely beautiful python.

These aren't the best pictures; I can post others (including internals) if there is interest.


You don't see such a serial number everyday:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e226/ddd_rrr_eee/DSC00868.jpg


Ratchet / barrel edges look good:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e226/ddd_rrr_eee/DSC00877.jpg

Surface smooth:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e226/ddd_rrr_eee/DSC00875.jpg

cdrxls
02-18-2009, 6:13 PM
PM sent

D.R.E.
02-18-2009, 9:10 PM
Blueing wear:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e226/ddd_rrr_eee/DSC00872.jpg


Left:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e226/ddd_rrr_eee/DSC00871.jpg

Here's the initials; rebound lever & internals are shiny:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e226/ddd_rrr_eee/DSC00866.jpg

CenterX
02-18-2009, 10:51 PM
Great Pics - DRE - this is amazing. PM sent.

D.R.E.
02-19-2009, 1:41 AM
Great Pics - DRE - this is amazing. PM sent.

Unfortunately, I need the cash so can't do layaway --- still up for sale :)

cdrxls
02-19-2009, 7:10 AM
PM sent

D.R.E.
02-19-2009, 12:05 PM
$SPF$

CenterX
02-19-2009, 12:56 PM
Excellent!!!!