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Old 01-26-2016, 11:00 AM
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Default Colt Python 2 1/2" value help.

Very wide range on Gun Broker. Can't seem to find one in similar condition, light surface scratches. No box or paper work. The 2 1/2" seems more rare.

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Old 01-26-2016, 12:17 PM
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1500-2000 depending on the buyer and how bad he wants it.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:28 PM
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LOL. Riggghhhht. Because there are TONS of Pythons on Calguns selling in that range.

Just do a forum search here OP. Gunbroker is a national audience with many more options to buy than here in CA. Unless your piece is extremely rare/collectible (and it is not), you'll do a lot better right here on CG. Shaf's estimate is laughable.

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Old 01-26-2016, 2:08 PM
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Put it up for a typical CGN gougy price and reduce it as need be or sell it to the highest offer.
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Old 01-26-2016, 3:34 PM
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Stainless won't typically fetch as much as blued, however I've seen a lot more blue 2-1/2 inchers than 2-1/2 stainless examples.

With no box and light surface scratches, it could do well from $2,600 to $2,900. But I wouldn't be surprised if someone coughed up as high as $3,200 for it, or were to bid it that high in an open auction indicting available as a PPT in CA ( even as is, where is on the buyer's part to meet that requirement).

What I find ironic is that the Python was a target-quality gun, yet the short snub barrel vesions draw the most interest. It's a bit contradictory, other than to say that not as many were made BECASUE it was a target-quality gun.
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Old 01-26-2016, 5:27 PM
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I've always heard for a snub it is the most accurate of all of them but trying to pit a snub Python against say a S&W 14 with a full length barrel would be an unfair comparison.
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$3k easy ��
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I sold one last year in better shape for, I think, $2,800. It was part of a package of two Pythons, and am pretty confident I could have gotten more if I had held out and sold them individually, but the buyer was pleasant to deal with, and I was ok with being done with them.
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There are no such thing as scratches on a stainless gun.... Go buy some mothers mag polish and a cotton t shirt..
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There are no such thing as scratches on a stainless gun.... Go buy some mothers mag polish and a cotton t shirt..
Good point - I've done the same with many of my stainless guns. The only concern is ovepolishing that then gives it a smooth shiny "chrome" appearance. So take a green scour pad and lightly burnish it back to a brushed appearance.
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The hand polish will not remove scratches but rather just shine up the gun.
You would need to hit it with a wheel to actually get out the scratches.
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If it were mine, I'd ask $3,000 and hope for more.

If it were a 3 inch, were talking $8,000-$10,000.

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Is that pitting on the front of the Barrel by the 357?
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I'll give you 2200 for it
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I recently saw a never fired stainless 2.5" factory ported barrel complete with box and papers for $13,000.
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$3k but You have to wait for that right Buyer
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Is that pitting on the front of the Barrel by the 357?
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Old 01-26-2016, 9:16 PM
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Base price for a 2.5 Python in great condition is minimum $2,500. I would put it up for $2,750 firm if wanting to sell fast. 3K if you want to wait for the right buyer
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Old 01-26-2016, 9:52 PM
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From the pictures it appears to have "bright" stainless finish. However you mentioned a stainless finish which is like a brushed finish. If it did leave the factory with a stainless finish and someone shined it up, that could have diminished the value of the gun to a collector . If so one just wants a shiny 2.5 Python then the prices here are in the ballpark. If it were indeed a BSTL the value could be much higher. If you want to know how it left the Colt factory, you should request an archive letter which may prove the BSTL finish and the higher value.
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I'll give you $5500 for it when you are ready to sell.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:41 PM
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There are no such thing as scratches on a stainless gun.... Go buy some mothers mag polish and a cotton t shirt..
Good luck with that if it is a brushed stainless gun. I'm sure the bright polish spots will blend in nicely with the brushed texture.
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Thanks for all the input. The gun is sold. I am glad it stayed in CA.

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Thanks for all the input. The gun is sold. I am glad it stayed in CA.
What did it sell for? I'm thinkin 2-2.5K?
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What did it sell for? I'm thinkin 2-2.5K?
Perhaps $5500???

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Old 01-29-2016, 2:12 AM
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Already on Gunbroker?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=539635510
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Shooter grade with no box or papers - I'd be shocked if you get anything close to $5,999

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If you are trying to sell it, I would put it on Gunbroker for a Penny and let the market determine what it is worth. Whatever it sells for, that's what it is worth.
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I'll trade you my 4" Python for it. My gun is MUCH more desirable. I mean, it must be. They made a lot more of 'em!
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Old 01-29-2016, 3:21 PM
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If you are trying to sell it, I would put it on Gunbroker for a Penny and let the market determine what it is worth. Whatever it sells for, that's what it is worth.
He wouldn't get the CA factor though. I don't think you can SAE a 2.5in Python.
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Old 01-30-2016, 9:50 AM
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It is already on GB with a $6K starting price. The funny thing is that there are several 2.5" Pythons for sale in free states for $6K+.
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I don't think that's the same gun on gunbroker.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:38 AM
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6" king cobra value?
Buyer is asking 1k
Looks pretty clean. Very light cylinder scratch.
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For whatever the Blue Book means with regards to CA and Pythons, electroless nickel is known as "Satin Nickel" and brings a 35% premium. The 2 1/2" Python also brings more than the 4" & 6" versions. In 100% condition the BB lists the gun at $3,850.00. A 100% condition for me would mean including the box & paperwork and original grips. I don't think the grips are original to the gun.

I can't tell if the gun is Satin Nickel or polished stainless, it appears to me me to be polished stainless. The BB lists 2 1/2" stainless and highly polished stainless too. Colt lists serial numbers on their website, I would check there for info.

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I don't think that's the same gun on gunbroker.
Agree, different gun.
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Agree, different gun.
correct. factory polished stainless, sold locally.
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I'd be leery of buying a Colt ultimate brite polished stainless Python without a factory letter.
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Definitely rare! Yeah, do not sell for less than $3000. Do NOT sell it until you have been watching Gunbroker and other sites to know what the real value is.

She's a beauty.
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