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sweetcaddy
04-29-2010, 5:54 PM
My friend bought this Stainless Colt Python in the early 1980's, he has put approximately 50 rounds through the revolver when qualifying for the sheriffs dept. He has had it in storage at the Sheriffs dept since then. He has decided that he would like to sell it now but does not know how much its worth. He lives in Marin County North Bay and would like to transfer it in Marin if that makes any price difference.

The gun comes with a Leather Bianchi Holster, owners manual and a black bag to carry it in.


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sweetcaddy
04-29-2010, 6:06 PM
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Bobshouse
04-29-2010, 6:52 PM
Im sorry I can't help, but im interested in knowing also. I have one just like it at my cousins house that I need to pick up and was wondering myself.

kurac
04-29-2010, 7:18 PM
$1,400 would be a safe starting point I would think

speeedracerr
04-29-2010, 7:19 PM
Im pretty sure that ANY python can fetch at least $1000 at minimum...

and thats for a BEAT UP python... Good decent maybe between $1200 to $1400 start price.

RobG
04-29-2010, 8:26 PM
You guys are high, for a 25+ year old gun:rolleyes: Realistically, 150-200. But, I just came into some cash and would be willing to go, mmmm, 275-300. Hit me with a PM in interested.

ZirconJohn
04-29-2010, 8:41 PM
What is the serial number, you may exclude the last three digits, please place letter exactly where it is i.e front, or after serial numbers.

den888
04-29-2010, 8:43 PM
Yep, $1200-$1400 to start...

GotBaer?
04-30-2010, 1:29 AM
In Ca. It can get about 1200 1400 the box would add more for a real "Colt Guy"

dachan
04-30-2010, 7:01 AM
In Ca. It can get about 1200 1400 the box would add more for a real "Colt Guy"

Closer to the low side as the market places less value on a stainless finish than the blue.

Mute
04-30-2010, 7:09 AM
I wouldn't let one go, in the same condition, for less than $1500.

nn3453
04-30-2010, 7:13 AM
Market is not right for higher dollar value guns right now. If you are not in a hurry, keep it for a little while until people can put more money in their wallets.

Between $1200 and 1400 sounds about right, but don't be surprised it if it closer to 1200 in this market.

dfletcher
04-30-2010, 8:08 AM
I'm going to go a little contrary on value, of course keeping in mind that the gun is "worth" whatever price one fellow will sell at and another will buy. Assuming it has the smooth Python action (and most stainless versions I've handled do not) it doesn't have the top quality finish of the blued or nickled versions. Just my thought, but it strikes me as a $1,000.00 gun in CA. I'm sure a higher price tag could be put on it if the seller isn't in a hurry, but I just don't see the stainless made in 80's versions as having the qualities valued by Python buyers - other than the rollmark on the barrel.

WRED
04-30-2010, 8:09 AM
It is worth what someone will pay for it. She is a beauty.

nn3453
04-30-2010, 8:10 AM
I'm going to go a little contrary on value, of course keeping in mind that the gun is "worth" whatever price one fellow will sell at and another will buy. Assuming it has the smooth Python action (and most stainless versions I've handled do not) it doesn't have the top quality finish of the blued or nickled versions. Just my thought, but it strikes me as a $1,000.00 gun in CA. I'm sure a higher price tag could be put on it if the seller isn't in a hurry, but I just don't see the stainless made in 80's versions as having the qualities valued by Python buyers - other than the rollmark on the barrel.

I wouldn't argue with this assessment.

RedFord150
04-30-2010, 8:19 AM
As always, start high and be willing to come down.
Personally, I would list it at $1,500.00 and drop the price about $100 per week until you get a satisfactory offer. Allow yourself up to a month to find a buyer.
If you do not have a buyer in a month, you should pull it off the market or do a 'Fire Sale' (lower the price substantially).
The CalGuns marketplace generally brings decent prices and the buyers are usually in CA.
PLEASE try to keep this gun in CA. We have a hard enough time finding decent guns without losing what we have to other states.
Good luck.

raw24
04-30-2010, 8:33 AM
IMO: This gun is worth $1200.00 in CA.
If you had the original matching box it would be worth $1400.00
In states where there is no roster this is a $1000.00 gun
List it in the marketplace and I expect it will sell quickly at $1200.00, may get more if you find the right buyer.

Mute
04-30-2010, 6:31 PM
I'm going to go a little contrary on value, of course keeping in mind that the gun is "worth" whatever price one fellow will sell at and another will buy. Assuming it has the smooth Python action (and most stainless versions I've handled do not) it doesn't have the top quality finish of the blued or nickled versions. Just my thought, but it strikes me as a $1,000.00 gun in CA. I'm sure a higher price tag could be put on it if the seller isn't in a hurry, but I just don't see the stainless made in 80's versions as having the qualities valued by Python buyers - other than the rollmark on the barrel.

That's your opinion. I might agree if you're talking about the matte finish, but the bright, polished stainless finish is one of the best out of the Colt factory and is far superior to the nickel finish. I can see many preferring the Blue, but I don't see many preferring the nickel over the stainless.

Wherryj
05-27-2010, 3:49 PM
You guys are high, for a 25+ year old gun:rolleyes: Realistically, 150-200. But, I just came into some cash and would be willing to go, mmmm, 275-300. Hit me with a PM in interested.

You obviously don't know the Python market...

A beat up python seems to be running about $750, with some variation for finish and grips (especially whether they are original or not). Very high quality guns seem to be selling for about $1000 to $1200 from what I've seen.

Wherryj
05-27-2010, 3:52 PM
IMO: This gun is worth $1200.00 in CA.
If you had the original matching box it would be worth $1400.00
In states where there is no roster this is a $1000.00 gun
List it in the marketplace and I expect it will sell quickly at $1200.00, may get more if you find the right buyer.

I'm glad that I kept the box and original paperwork on my 6 inch blued Python...I never thought that it would add that much, but kept it for sentimental reasons. It was my first firearm purchase.

I just wish that mine hadn't come with the horrific hogue grips. Does anyone know where to get original wood grips for the Python? I've always tried to stay away from eBay (from getting defrauded as well as the auction fever that occurs there). I'd really like to get it back to the classic look.

dfletcher
05-27-2010, 4:01 PM
You guys are high, for a 25+ year old gun:rolleyes: Realistically, 150-200. But, I just came into some cash and would be willing to go, mmmm, 275-300. Hit me with a PM in interested.

OK - but the grips are $900.00 extra.:p

D.R.E.
05-27-2010, 10:58 PM
I wouldn't argue with this assessment.

You guys are high. List it on GB to see what it will fetch, which should be well north of that. (Or just search for closed auctions on SS pythons.)

Also, you can also try a gunshow, which tends to have higher prices.

Calguns tends to be fairly low in terms of sale prices.

Wherryj
05-28-2010, 11:10 AM
On a side note, I just called Colt's Custom Shop. They have the "elite" grips at $60-$65 shipped for those looking for an authentic wood grip to replace the pachymar grips that came with later years.

They also stated that they were seriously considering a gun of the original wood grips from the earlier years. That might be worth keeping an eye open for these should they go ahead with production.

For those interested, the number is 1-800-962-COLT. I think that the choice was number 1 or 2 for "customer service". They have only one or two more in stock currently, but get the elites "from time to time". They didn't have an option to make a call back or email about the possible production run of original series grips, however.

Black Majik
05-28-2010, 11:15 AM
I'm going to go a little contrary on value, of course keeping in mind that the gun is "worth" whatever price one fellow will sell at and another will buy. Assuming it has the smooth Python action (and most stainless versions I've handled do not) it doesn't have the top quality finish of the blued or nickled versions. Just my thought, but it strikes me as a $1,000.00 gun in CA. I'm sure a higher price tag could be put on it if the seller isn't in a hurry, but I just don't see the stainless made in 80's versions as having the qualities valued by Python buyers - other than the rollmark on the barrel.


My opinion mirrors this almost exactly down to price. In today's market I can see a blued or nickel python fetching $1200- $1400 in similar condition, but not a stainless Python. I was going to say $1100 for this stainless Python with manual, but it'll realistically sell for around $1000 if listed on Calguns.

JMO, YMMV, FWIW..

Wherryj
05-28-2010, 11:26 AM
OK - but the grips are $900.00 extra.:p

That seems fair. That's about what the grips are going for on eBay. The box should be about another $600...

nn3453
06-06-2010, 3:32 PM
You guys are high.

Of course :p

Hey, don't blame me. It's the economy :D

Brian2217
06-06-2010, 5:31 PM
I remeber a few that came into the gun shop that I used to work for and they all sold for over 1,000.00.

dieselpower
06-06-2010, 6:37 PM
LOL...$1400 in any State is good. I have no idea what the other guys are smoking.