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Zorgnot
09-10-2012, 3:37 PM
I've got a 6" satin Python that I never shoot but like to look at. Im tempted to sell it to fund a different gun purchase.

What do you guys think? I'm not much of a collector and I like to shoot my guns. But Python are kinda hard to come by.

PS I had my Python appraised for twice what I paid for it.

Capybara
09-10-2012, 3:43 PM
Two schools of thought.

1. Great investment. Stick it in the back of your safe, don't shoot it and watch it's value escalate. Thy certainly aren't making any more of them and that is probably the most desirable mass market revolver available today.

2. If you don't shoot it, sell it and replace it with something you will shoot. But honestly, I think you will regret selling it. How did you get it?

asgalindez
09-10-2012, 3:43 PM
On one hand, I don't plan to own a gun that I never shoot.

On the other hand, the price on a Python is just gonna continue to increase, so it's a good investment for a rainy day. Kinda like the gunnie version of owning gold.

Zorgnot
09-10-2012, 3:53 PM
I bought it from a guy about 5 years ago for 600 bucks. He needed cash and I'm guessing didn't know what it was worth. His asking price was 600. I didn't argue.

gasol1ne
09-10-2012, 3:54 PM
Do you need the money for something? If you dont, and you got the space to keep it, then i dont see a reason to sell it.

dls
09-10-2012, 4:00 PM
Just buy another gun,unless you need the money to do that,don't sell it.

I have an Anaconda that I've shot less then 500 times since I bought it new in 1993, I occasionally put 6 down the pipe.
It's not in my way or anything,so I keep it.

xpbprox
09-10-2012, 4:12 PM
Keep it!!!!

223556
09-10-2012, 4:17 PM
KEEP IT!
It will only increase in value!
One day, it may be worth $25,000 or $100,000 (you never know...)
If its taking up too much room store it in a bank.

If you really need to funds for another project then go ahead and sell it off, but I bet 100% you will regret it in the future.

Czsp-01-9mm
09-10-2012, 4:24 PM
Keep or give it to me

sirgiles
09-10-2012, 4:30 PM
at 3k, we wanna see pictures.

Lead Waster
09-10-2012, 4:32 PM
If you sell it here, you know it will be loved and shot.

Zorgnot
09-10-2012, 4:34 PM
Ya I may just keep it. I can find money somewhere else to get a new 1911.

JackRydden224
09-10-2012, 4:42 PM
Ya I may just keep it. I can find money somewhere else to get a new 1911.

Exactly. Online stores like Bud's will give you a 90 day payment plan so keep the python. If you never NEED money or you are SOL then you sell the python.

shooting4life
09-10-2012, 4:44 PM
Why not shoot it? I shoot my registered magnum.
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/c719c4a7.jpg

InGrAM
09-10-2012, 4:48 PM
Keep it... I mean what are credit cards for, right? :rolleyes:

OldShooter32
09-10-2012, 5:35 PM
Keep it. I just got back from transferring a 99% Python and I am sad...but needed cash. I will always regret selling it, I know. If you don't HAVE to sell it, don't!

toby
09-10-2012, 5:39 PM
Its worth as about as much as it's going to be for a good long time. If you want something more than sell it and get that item, Happiness is always gooder.

TripleThreat
09-10-2012, 5:49 PM
I have 2 Pythons, a blue 6" I've shoot about 500 rounds through and I have a unfired Nickel 6" that I want to sell and use the money to get a Anaconda and some other gun stuff.

Triple

gti_20ae
09-10-2012, 5:49 PM
Sell it, California price on Python is off the roof right now. I just came back from the Phoenix gun show this weekend, most Python over there are only around $1000-$1600.

den888
09-10-2012, 6:17 PM
Keep it and watch the price continue to rise.

psango
09-10-2012, 6:17 PM
Oh man both the Colt Python and the that Registered Magnum, what great revolvers.

kurac
09-10-2012, 9:37 PM
shoot the damn thing already, guns weren't made for looking at. If you want something to look at, buy a painting. :)

gunprofit
09-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Sell it! Prices are topped out in California. There is currently one on the DOJ approved list so you can buy one if you want one. If prices should rise for some crazy reason, Colt will make more and will probably put some additional ones on the approved list. Why not, its worth it to them.

bsg
09-10-2012, 10:32 PM
if it was mine, i'd keep it.

pyromensch
09-10-2012, 10:32 PM
I bought it from a guy about 5 years ago for 600 bucks. He needed cash and I'm guessing didn't know what it was worth. His asking price was 600. I didn't argue.you got a deal. what year was it made?

Just buy another gun,unless you need the money to do that,don't sell it.

I have an Anaconda that I've shot less then 500 times since I bought it new in 1993, I occasionally put 6 down the pipe.
It's not in my way or anything,so I keep it.

if it gets in your way, PM me

boltmopar
09-10-2012, 10:42 PM
I would just keep it. If you sell it, you will only regret it.

Zorgnot
09-10-2012, 10:48 PM
[QUOTE=pyromensch;9304187]you got a deal. what year was it made?


1978

drdanno84
09-10-2012, 10:49 PM
Will never part with my collection! All are pristine, blue and flawless!!169034

beetle
09-10-2012, 11:19 PM
I just commented on the price of pythons in my auction thread. I watched a 4" python (in great condition) with box sell for $3500. There is a 17-20% buyer's premium on top of that! :shock:

Zorgnot
09-11-2012, 8:40 AM
I just commented on the price of pythons in my auction thread. I watched a 4" python (in great condition) with box sell for $3500. There is a 17-20% buyer's premium on top of that! :shock:

I've heard that, what hurts my python is I don't have the box or original grips. So even in the condition it's in it's only worth 1400 I guess. Either way I think I'll keep it. I'll just work some overtime to get the new guns I want.

TATER313
09-11-2012, 8:58 AM
keep it, I love mine it is one of my wifes favorites to shoot.

beetle
09-11-2012, 9:51 AM
I've heard that, what hurts my python is I don't have the box or original grips. So even in the condition it's in it's only worth 1400 I guess. Either way I think I'll keep it. I'll just work some overtime to get the new guns I want.

I have a feeling that if you put it up at $2000 on calguns it would sell.

44fred
09-11-2012, 8:27 PM
Reminds me of trading my 8" Python for a Ruger Vaquero straight across a few years ago. I was almost talked out of the Leupold scope and rings I had on it as well but I'm not that stupid.
Anybody need a good shoulder holster and clamp on rings for a 8" Python, I think I can find them.

Bert Gamble
09-11-2012, 11:57 PM
Stupid question, but what is the 98% for? Are there parts missing?

What also confuses me is an 80% build on an AR, if anyone can explain that.

Zorgnot
09-12-2012, 12:40 AM
Stupid question, but what is the 98% for? Are there parts missing?

What also confuses me is an 80% build on an AR, if anyone can explain that.

98% is a quality rating for the gun where 100% is new or pristine.

80% in reference to an AR is where you get a lower receiver that is 80% complete and requires additional milling or drilling to complete. Because it isn't complete it doesn't need to go through an FFL to purchase.

Bert Gamble
09-12-2012, 1:32 AM
98% is a quality rating for the gun where 100% is new or pristine.

80% in reference to an AR is where you get a lower receiver that is 80% complete and requires additional milling or drilling to complete. Because it isn't complete it doesn't need to go through an FFL to purchase.

Thanks for the info.

Two of the many things I did not know that now I do, thanks to CGN.

Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese
09-12-2012, 2:45 AM
I'd also say KEEP unless you are in need of the money. I myself might be forced to sell my humble collection due to personal issues and the very thought of it breaks my heart

bsg
09-12-2012, 10:40 PM
I'd also say KEEP unless you are in need of the money. I myself might be forced to sell my humble collection due to personal issues and the very thought of it breaks my heart


hang in there.

Zorgnot
09-12-2012, 11:53 PM
I don't really NEED the money, but I've got my eye on a pink M&P 15/22 for my wife and a glock 35. Both of which could be had for one little Python.

Shotgun Dave
09-12-2012, 11:55 PM
Never!

Mr310
09-13-2012, 12:02 AM
I love that gun, but I don't $3,500 love it.

Zorgnot
09-13-2012, 8:09 AM
If I could get 3500 for it I'd sell it in a heart beat.

TripleThreat
09-13-2012, 8:26 AM
If I could get 3500 for it I'd sell it in a heart beat.

You could get up words of $2,500 for depending on condition, year made, original box and so fourth.

Triple

Zorgnot
09-13-2012, 1:25 PM
It's 98% but no original grips no box. So... I wouldn't get that much for it. Made in 78 I think.

Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese
09-13-2012, 1:40 PM
If you have everything, that's cool and some people do want it, but keep in mind that others might not care. I personally bought firearms without the original box or manuals but then again....I'm not a collector

Zorgnot
09-13-2012, 6:07 PM
I'm not really a collector. And after everyone I've talked to telling me not to sell it. I think I'll keep it.