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Squashua
05-03-2011, 10:10 PM
and its beautiful!! the guy i bought if from said it was 95%-98%.. this gun is 100%! never been fired..1969 original box, grips, papers... the gun shop said they have never seen a python come thru this clean.. o the gun was originally DROS'd in San Jose in "69

here she is! still not the best but under better light.. any markings are just reflections.. and the grip looks way darker.. almost dirty.. but its not
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/squash762/python_virgin.jpg
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/squash762/photo-6.jpg

KenK
05-03-2011, 10:11 PM
Congrats - nice find

Squashua
05-03-2011, 10:13 PM
thanks! i was planning on getting a shooter.. haha but now it looks like i gotta find a second one!!! ooo darn!

HalfMeltingEyes
05-03-2011, 10:15 PM
Beautiful. :drool5:

OhDannyBoy
05-03-2011, 10:20 PM
DAAAAAAAMN!!!

PandaLuv
05-03-2011, 10:26 PM
Someday, she will be mine :43:

No seriously, awesome gun, wish I could afford it

bjl333
05-03-2011, 10:51 PM
thanks! i was planning on getting a shooter.. haha but now it looks like i gotta find a second one!!! ooo darn!

Just another excuse to get another gun !!! :eek::p

Congrats !!! :D

Shawn L
05-03-2011, 10:53 PM
Very nice!!!

chaseface
05-03-2011, 10:54 PM
Beautiful. Definitely on my list

22popnsplat
05-03-2011, 11:03 PM
very nice , how long til you can get 500 rounds through it ?

bsg
05-03-2011, 11:09 PM
congratulations on a beautiful gun.

buuddha
05-03-2011, 11:17 PM
Wow. Beautiful gun man, nice find.

HPGunner
05-03-2011, 11:26 PM
Congrats. That is one pristine Colt. I'm picking up mine this weekend. No box or original grips like yours and it's a 1980 not a 1969 :(

But it's in excellent shape. I had to hunt down some original grips online. The grips go for a pretty penny, especially when your trying to find one from the right era in good shape. Even though it's not NIB like yours it's going to be tough bring myself to shoot it. Maybe I'll shoot this one and someday find one like yours to stare at.

I will post up some pictures this weekend.

Andy Taylor
05-03-2011, 11:43 PM
Congrats. :)
A Colt I frame revolver is a work of art. The Python is the top of the I frame art.

battleship
05-04-2011, 12:14 AM
Even the box looks like it was made yesterday. You lucked out finding that one shes a beauty hope you keep it that way.

SirGlockALott
05-04-2011, 12:27 AM
If you don't mind me asking, how much (and is beautiful)?

protoolsnerd
05-04-2011, 12:33 AM
NICE!!! I was lucky enough to get one from my father. We should start some sort of Colt Python shooting club. I have a 6" nickel plated from the 60s. No original box or grips on mine. Looks like a trigger plate was put on at some point. Shoots straight as an arrow. Just sucks that there aren't any newer sights out there that will fit it .

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andrewj
05-04-2011, 12:46 AM
Wow, that's beautiful!

zfields
05-04-2011, 12:53 AM
awesome find.

protoolsnerd
05-04-2011, 1:42 AM
And you inspired me , just cleaned it top to tail.....gonna have to shoot it this week. I've been neglecting it lately

psango
05-04-2011, 3:18 AM
That is beautiful Colt revolver, congratulations!!!!

Mofo-Kang
05-04-2011, 3:44 AM
Gorgeous!

Slim///
05-04-2011, 4:32 AM
Very nice!

Mickey D
05-04-2011, 5:59 AM
thanks! i was planning on getting a shooter.. haha but now it looks like i gotta find a second one!!! ooo darn!

Beatiful find indeed. I know the feeling regarding making a decision to shoot or not. I have a very clean 6" also, no box though. Like to find a 4" shooter that in a condition I wouldn't worry about.

Squashua
05-04-2011, 6:00 AM
If you don't mind me asking, how much (and is beautiful)?


I got it for $1400 :) I basically stole it!!

Sanderhawk
05-04-2011, 6:03 AM
Wow incredible. That is a beautiful gun.

morrcarr67
05-04-2011, 6:27 AM
I like snakes! :D

That is one fine piece of iron.

ZX-10R
05-04-2011, 6:53 AM
Congrats!

cstables
05-04-2011, 7:01 AM
That's one bad a** revolver

Squashua
05-04-2011, 5:58 PM
very nice , how long til you can get 500 rounds through it ?


lol thats what the gun shop guy said!

hi hid all my 357 ammo.. i dont want anyone getting ahold of it!! lol

RSC
05-04-2011, 6:01 PM
:drool5:

Squashua
05-04-2011, 6:06 PM
Congrats. That is one pristine Colt. I'm picking up mine this weekend. No box or original grips like yours and it's a 1980 not a 1969 :(

But it's in excellent shape. I had to hunt down some original grips online. The grips go for a pretty penny, especially when your trying to find one from the right era in good shape. Even though it's not NIB like yours it's going to be tough bring myself to shoot it. Maybe I'll shoot this one and someday find one like yours to stare at.

I will post up some pictures this weekend.

how much did u pay for your 1980 if u dont mind me asking? i want to get a python that i can shoot! lol

Vacaville
05-04-2011, 6:07 PM
I want.........................

http://www.fordite.com/Images/Fordite.com%20pics/Copy%20of%20gollum.jpg

Squashua
05-04-2011, 6:08 PM
NICE!!! I was lucky enough to get one from my father. We should start some sort of Colt Python shooting club. I have a 6" nickel plated from the 60s. No original box or grips on mine. Looks like a trigger plate was put on at some point. Shoots straight as an arrow. Just sucks that there aren't any newer sights out there that will fit it .

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haha we should start a python club! how many rounds you got thru that nickel snake?

HPGunner
05-04-2011, 6:09 PM
Beatiful find indeed. I know the feeling regarding making a decision to shoot or not. I have a very clean 6" also, no box though. Like to find a 4" shooter that in a condition I wouldn't worry about.

Isn't the 4" Python a little more of a collectable because they aren't as common as the 6"? I'd do the complete opposite. Shoot the 6" and hold on to the 4"

$1,400 is a great deal. To bad it wasn't available down here in SoCal.

Squashua
05-04-2011, 6:11 PM
i dont know.. but the 6" looks better to me.. since it is all original.. never fired.. the guy in the shop said he could get me $2500 for it..

ZirconJohn
05-04-2011, 6:22 PM
and its beautiful!! the guy i bought if from said it was 95%-98%.. this gun is 100%! never been fired..1969 original box, grips, papers... the gun shop said they have never seen a python come thru this clean..

here she is!
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/squash762/photo-6.jpg

OMG... My voice just went up a squelching 8 octaves..., She :rolleyes: ^^^ is gorgeous...!
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The following is a PIC of my little girl... she is not a virgin :no: But that's okay, forrr surrre... :yes:

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Squashua
05-04-2011, 6:25 PM
dang john.. u take some good photos of ur girl.. shes like a good girl.. with a dirty side ;) gun porn for sure!

ZirconJohn
05-04-2011, 6:36 PM
dang john.. u take some good photos of ur girl.. shes like a good girl.. with a dirty side ;) gun porn for sure!

HHhahaa... ya, a good girl with a very appreciative side :D

I really don't like people touching her... I get all jealous and stuff...! :mad:

But seriously Squash... "never been fired..1969 original box, grips,
papers..." You know you can't fire your investment... right...?

I mean if you gonna shoot her, I'll trade you mine and some cash for an
upgrade... not an offer, just for you to keep in mind. Look me up if you ever
get the feeling like you gonna take her out... and... ahhh darn, I can't even
say it...! She no shootie, she too purdie :yes:

dfancher
05-04-2011, 8:07 PM
I have a 1981 Satin finish stainless steel 6" Snake I purchased in 1996 for $650, I use it as a shooter, and no it ain't for sale, but your blue snake sure makes me want one! :)-<

jak77
05-04-2011, 9:18 PM
Beautiful.

savasyn
05-04-2011, 9:34 PM
Wow, that is one clean Colt!!! Now start looking for one you can shoot ;)

Here's my '74 4":

http://www.stuff2see.net/images4/Python_02sml.jpg

http://www.stuff2see.net/images4/Python_01sml.jpg

protoolsnerd
05-05-2011, 2:40 AM
haha we should start a python club! how many rounds you got thru that nickel snake?

Hmm let me think. Personally.... i'd say about 600. Like i said my father owned it before me and his uncle before him. But the gun is in amazing shape. I stick to shooting .38 with it more so then .357 mostly because of price , but a bit because of less recoil.

I'm right there with you, i would be a proud member of the python shooters club.. heck i may even run for treasurer next year.

redcliff
05-05-2011, 4:00 AM
Isn't the 4" Python a little more of a collectable because they aren't as common as the 6"? I'd do the complete opposite. Shoot the 6" and hold on to the 4"

$1,400 is a great deal. To bad it wasn't available down here in SoCal.

I have both 6" and 4" Pythons. Finding a 4" in excellent condition was definitely harder than finding a 6" in the same condition. While I think the 6" versions are prettier, I like the balance of the 4" the best for shooting.

Most of the 4" versions seems to have been purchased as duty guns/shooters by LEO back in the revolver duty gun days, so if you look dilligently you should be able to find a 4" shooter eventually at a lower price.

kurac
05-05-2011, 8:06 AM
congrats, nice score. Pristine older revolvers are getting harder and harder to find, getting it with the box is an added bonus. The box alone is probably worth $150

xibunkrlilkidsx
05-05-2011, 8:08 AM
very niiice.

RealBarber
05-05-2011, 11:42 AM
very nice

GunLover
05-05-2011, 11:49 AM
The python was my first handgun in the late 80s

Ripon83
05-05-2011, 12:09 PM
Congrats....I know there are two in the market place right now but they don't seem to compare.....I hope to have a nice 4 inch blue some day and wouldn't mind a 4 inch nickel either....6's just aren't my thing...I have a nice SW M27 5 inch I love, but I really hope I can put a Python next too it some day soon.

Jimmy310
05-05-2011, 12:45 PM
I think i need to get me one of these. I really liked it being the protagonist's main weapon in the zombie series "The Walking Dead". Time to save up $1500!

Pred@tor
05-05-2011, 2:57 PM
http://www.gunlistings.org/missouri-gun-classifieds/springfield/pistols/50206/colt_python_new_in_box_blue

Is that a good deal too for a NIB Python? I dont have the money to shell out for that sucker...

den888
05-05-2011, 5:13 PM
Congrats!

Squashua
05-05-2011, 5:34 PM
only problem with that is.. u cant have that python bc its not on the roster.. it has to be in California already :(

http://www.gunlistings.org/missouri-gun-classifieds/springfield/pistols/50206/colt_python_new_in_box_blue

Is that a good deal too for a NIB Python? I dont have the money to shell out for that sucker...

Pred@tor
05-05-2011, 6:36 PM
only problem with that is.. u cant have that python bc its not on the roster.. it has to be in California already :(

I can I am in Missouri where that revolver is. :D

dunndeal
05-05-2011, 7:29 PM
OP,
That's a once in a lifetime find, I wouldn't shoot it.
I've got a 1980 vintage 4" nickel plated version that I bought new, it has about 125 rounds through it.

I like the idea of a Python Club, I'd join for sure.

gun505
05-05-2011, 8:42 PM
nice!

Omil
05-05-2011, 8:59 PM
I got it for $1400 :) I basically stole it!!

Nice Python, great deal. Congrats.

Black Majik
05-05-2011, 9:00 PM
Wow now that's clean! :thumbsup:

protoolsnerd
05-06-2011, 10:56 AM
Sweet another vote for a Python club . But it's true , there's only one python on the roster right now and it's a 6" nickel plate

WHEW!!

ps. An easy way around the whole not on the roster thing. If you have a direct familial relation that can buy it for you out of state and then do a Familial Transfer to you , it is legal if it's off roster. That's how i was able to get my father's colt 1911 gold cup and this little Beretta Jaguar.

I'm taking my snake to the range today ! My only lament is that there are zero aftermarket sights made for them . So we're stuck with shiny silver on shiny silver or blue'd on blue'd. Only option is sight paint....but man is that stuff ugly . I wish i could just get something a bit more hi-viz. My eyesight is shiite

Squashua
06-03-2011, 1:26 AM
i think im picking up another python here soon!! i need a shooter!! lol having this thing is driving me crazy!!!!!! :38:

psango
06-03-2011, 1:48 AM
Dang that's nice! Enjoy!!!

CarlozRossi
06-03-2011, 2:10 AM
Not a revolver guy, but that piece is sexy as ****.

Mickey D
06-03-2011, 6:05 AM
Looks fantastic.

Can we see a picture of the box end label please? Curious.

Squashua
06-03-2011, 5:39 PM
Looks fantastic.

Can we see a picture of the box end label please? Curious.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g81/MyYFZ450/ac909b9b.jpg