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Old 02-08-2013, 5:45 PM
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Default Scored a Colt Python while picking up my PPT gun.

So I stopped by CoCo Ichibanya in Irvine to get some chicken cutlet curry before picking up my 17-8. The cashier forgot to charge me but I felt too guilty about defrauding an establishment that any service member who ever did time in Japan would swear loyalty to, so I reminded them that I needed to pay. Karma paid me back by giving me first dibs on a stainless steel 4" Colt Python that just made the display case today at OC Armory.

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I used to talk trash about how people only liked this gun because of its pop culture value and aesthetics, but now I realize what a fine example of art and craftsmanship this particular piece is.
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Old 02-08-2013, 5:53 PM
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Nice! Mind posting how much you paid for it?
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Old 02-08-2013, 5:57 PM
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A little more than 16 bills, but I knew I'd be kicking myself for walking away from a gun that is often talked about yet not manufactured anymore...
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damn and damn. congrats on both scores!!!
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Fantastic score! I have an old Colt MKIII Trooper .357 I pull out of the safe occasionally. Big fan of anything Colt in that era especially the python. Congrats!
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A little more than 16 bills, but I knew I'd be kicking myself for walking away from a gun that is often talked about yet not manufactured anymore...
I officially hate you but, thanks for your service, lol.

That's a good price!
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Old 02-08-2013, 9:13 PM
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I used to talk trash about how people only liked this gun because of its pop culture value and aesthetics, but now I realize what a fine example of art and craftsmanship this particular piece is.

congrats on your new acquisitions.

this site may be of interest to you:

http://www.coltfever.com/The_Colt_Python.html
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Old 02-08-2013, 9:28 PM
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Nice! Congrats on the Python... Jealous!
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1600 is a good price. +1 for OC Armory, they're great guys.
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Very nice score!
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Steal if u ask me...
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Congrats! And I love OC A, those guys are cool.
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Nice find, congrats!
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A little more than 16 bills, but I knew I'd be kicking myself for walking away from a gun that is often talked about yet not manufactured anymore...
Ouch! Nice pistol though.
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Fantastic score! I have an old Colt MKIII Trooper .357 I pull out of the safe occasionally. Big fan of anything Colt in that era especially the python. Congrats!
I still kick myself for selling my 4" Colt Lawman MKIII, circa mid-late 1970's.
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Old 02-09-2013, 4:25 AM
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Oustanding find!
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Old 02-09-2013, 5:18 AM
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Steal if u ask me...
It looks pretty used, I wouldn't exactly call 1600 a steal for a gun that's clearly a "shooter." More like $1000 IMO.

But congrats anyway!
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Thank you for your service. But I'm still jealous. Very nice gun.
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