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Colt python review

The Colt Python was actually introduced in 1955 as Colts top-of-the-line revolver. It was at first intended to be a big frame, double action (DA), .38 special target revolvers, but at the last minute the chambering was charged to .357 Magnum. This accidental decision resulted in what is arguably the top all-around handgun in the planet. 

It is built on a .41 caliber size frame for amazing durability. The action is fitted and hand-honed in the Colt custom shop to insure smoothness, superior fit, and best trigger pull.

colt python for sale

This is a 6″ colt python for sale 2 inch in excellent condition. Not flawless, but almost. Colt Python Serial Number lookup dates at 1979. All bluing is great, very little cylinder turn lines with a period original Styrofoam insert and Box. If you are looking for an original Python in 6″ blued this is a solid one with next to no wear.

The Python was originally available in two finishes: royal blue and bright nickel. The bright nickel model was discontinued the introduction of the more durable satin stainless and mirror-polished Ultimate Stainless models.[2] The stainless steel and royal blue finishes were offered until 2003 by Colt on the Python “Elite” model.[10]

Pythons were available with 2.5-inch (6.4 cm), 3-inch (7.6 cm), 4-inch (10 cm), 6-inch (15 cm) and 8-inch (20 cm) barrels.[2] The six-inch model was the most popular generally, and the eight-inch model was intended for hunting. A three-inch barrel version is very collectible, although not rare.[3]

Python Model

The Python Hunter model, with an eight-inch barrel and factory-installed 2X Leupold scope, was made in 1980.[13] The Python Hunter was the first field-ready handgun hunting package made by a major handgun manufacturer.[13] The scope was mounted on the barrel using Redfield mounts and the gun was packaged in a Haliburton case.[13] It was discontinued by 1990 and briefly offered as a “Custom Shop” model afterward.[13] A Python Target model was made for several years in .38 Special only, in blue and nickel finishes.[10]

Two variants of the Python were made in small numbers by Colt. The first was the Colt Boa of 1985, a limited production .357 Magnum revolver, made for the Lew Horton Distributing Company in Massachusetts. It uses a Python barrel mated to a Trooper Mk V frame. Six-hundred 6-inch revolvers and 600 four-inch revolvers were made, of which 100 were matched sets. Though it resembles a Python visually, it is substantially different internally.

UPC ECOM00129646
Caliber 357 MAG
Finish BLUED
Capacity 6 ROUNDS
Frame Material NOT SPECIFIED
Slide Material NOT SPECIFIED
Barrel Length 6 BARREL
Receiver Material NOT SPECIFIED
Receiver Finish NOT SPECIFIED