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Old 11-13-2010, 11:33 AM
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What are today's Python prices in Ca? On blued guns.
Also , 2 1/2" VS 4" VS 6"

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$1500-2000 for a 98%-100% gun.
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$1500-2000 for a 98%-100% gun.
When it comes to 98% blued guns , which barrel length would be the most popular ( or wanted) ? 2 1/2 , 4 or 6?
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Imho, 2.5's are the most rare, 6'' is the most common. I have a 4" and 6" and prefer the 4".

It's been a couple years since I bought one, my 4", I think it was around $1200.
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2 1/2" in very good condition at Four Seasons Outfitters in San Luis Obispo right now....

...$900 before DROS and tax.
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the rarest python is the 3" California Combat Python. only a few hundreds were made.
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the rarest python is the 3" California Combat Python. only a few hundreds were made.
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What about less than 98%? something in good to very good condition?
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The 2.5 and 8" are the rarest and I see the highest prices for the 2.5' models. 4" and 6" models are the most common.

Mine is a 6" in SS, from 1986, complete with boxes and papers, I wonder what the value is ?

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I think prices on Pythons like everything else has softened up a bit, at $1500 a 6" python is going to sit around for a long time. At $1,200 it might take a few weeks and anything less than that should make one move a little faster.
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$1500-2000 for a 98%-100% gun.
That's a little high nowadays. $1200-1600 is more common even for a 98-100% gun. And having the box and docs makes a difference. As well as being in original factory condition; so OP, if you may think twice about selling those grips if they are the original ones on your 2 1/2".
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Show me in CA where you can get a like new Python for $1200-1600. Show me a like new Python for sale in CA.
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Show me in CA where you can get a like new Python for $1200-1600. Show me a like new Python for sale in CA.
There have been several in the For Sale forums here on Calguns in the last few weeks alone. Some real nice examples and versions. Average prices seemed to hover around $1400 to $1600 . A couple were in the $1800 range but were obscure, rarer models.

I would have gladly bought them had I not had my mind and wallet on other things right now.

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A few weeks back I witnessed an 8" blue Python in 98%+ condition sell for $1800.
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I sold two in 95%+ condition this year for $1500 apiece. I could have gotten more. They are scarce as hell, in 98%+ condition at least, which is not the actual condition you see advertised here.
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In 1982, my brother was closing down his coin/gun shop in Redding and he sold me a new nickel plated 4" barrel Python for $300. It's fired exactly 28 rounds. I guess it would qualify as a 98%+ gun.
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In 1982, my brother was closing down his coin/gun shop in Redding and he sold me a new nickel plated 4" barrel Python for $300. It's fired exactly 28 rounds. I guess it would qualify as a 98%+ gun.
Great deal Was your brothers store in the downtown mall? I seem to remember one there back then. btw, 28 rounds fired is a peculiar number of rounds fired for a revolver
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Great deal Was your brothers store in the downtown mall? I seem to remember one there back then. btw, 28 rounds fired is a peculiar number of rounds fired for a revolver
No, it was located at a small strip mall on Bechelli Lane. I've still got the two original boxes of ammo I purchased for it, only 28 missing. I can't explain why it wasn't 24 or 30.
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Someone just sold a 1965 6inch blue for around $1300 it was in perfect condition no cylinder turn ring, grips were flawless. Thats a steal.

Common misconception is these late model Python elites selling beyond $2000. They are not the best made pythons but more of a late marketing scheme by colt. You want to stick to models from the 60's through to the early 80's. Do your history on colt and colt pythons to get an idea of what is best.
Look out for pre colt strike models when the real masters at colt built them.

If your only going to have one Python then i would go with a six, 3 ribs along the barrel is pure perfection in design. Having the box and paper work raises the stakes on price by many $$$

But dont pass up a mint 2.5 they seem more difficult to find in mint condition.
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Show me in CA where you can get a like new Python for $1200-1600. Show me a like new Python for sale in CA.
Here is somebody that claims to have just sold two nice ones in that price range.
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I sold two in 95%+ condition this year for $1500 apiece. I could have gotten more.
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Here's mine...paid $1400 for it here in Cali about a year ago. 6" barrel 98% condition. No box or papers though.

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Here is somebody that claims to have just sold two nice ones in that price range.
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So why didn't you?
Mine were not 98%.

Why? Cuz I wanted the money sooner than later.
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Oh, almost forgot about this ''one that got away''. The guy behind me was a cop, before he was murdered. I nearly had all the paperwork done to get it home, when command changed policy on firearm trophies. ALL the markings are in Arabic.


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heres mine.. got it for $1400 6 months ago.. the guy behind the counter at the gun shop offered me $2500 for it.. lol its NIB, 1969, all papers even this cool site tool!

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And I own one. Unfired, New in the Box. It's currently my Avatar.



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NIB and unfired. I admire your discipline.
I have a 4" nickle plated snake that I've had for 30 years that only has 125 rounds through it.
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The Colt Python is probably the most beautiful revolver I've seen especially in Royal Blue, but also in nickel or stainless.
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The Colt Python is probably the most beautiful revolver I've seen especially in Royal Blue, but also in nickel or stainless.
Not probably... It is the most beautiful revolver. hehe
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Jeezz, and to think I bought my first Colt Python NIB out the door for $177.00! I then took it to Fred Sadowski of Denver and had him do a trigger job. Smoothest revolver I've shot bar none. It's not getting away from me as Mr. Sadowski (the pre-eminent Python tuner of the day) is now deceased.
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Why does having box and paper get a better resale price?
shoot i could sell just my colt python box for $100+ hehe

its a big deal to collectors.. to have everything that came with the gun originally..

if you notice.. colts will sell quicker if they haven't had any upgrades.. original grips, no trigger jobs, etc..

just how it came from colt
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I'm not owned nor shot a revolver, but the 1911 and Colt Python are the epitome of handgun masterpieces IMO.
The Python is definately on my buy list and there is no way I am not going to shoot it. It will be well used when I pass it down to my son.
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It will be well used .
^^EXACTLY!!
Every gun should be used !! Why in the hell would you not fire it ?? They fire them from the factory anyway.
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I've always wanted a Python. Beautiful guns.
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Why does having box and paper get a better resale price?
it validates the gun to be 'original' from Colt and thus keeping the documentation means that there are people who take care of things through 'time'.....

im still waiting to see a Python in a "Presentation Box" with that Royal Blue lining in it...man those were purrdy. my father had all the nickel plated ones in those boxes.....

i know someone has to have a box with one in it......


there is also something to be said about the older Colt revolvers and the Smith and Wessons- from the 'blueing' to the craftsmanship that went into each and everyone of these pistols. just seems like the blueing on the older revolvers were just hypnotic. unlike the newer S/W 686 revolvers. they almost look dull....
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