This is a discussion on 1977 Colt Python within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by OD* Looks great with the wood stocks, where did you find them? I got them on Ebay for less than $75...
Pythons, like "N" frame Smiths, are great thumpers in addition to great shooters.
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I had 2 4" blued snakes and 1 6" SS I bought new in 1983,the Blued guns were used and I paid 350.00 for,new ones were running around 450.00 at the time,the 6" was $681.00 in 1982.Alas I sold them way before I ever thought that Colt would discontinue them
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Blued steel and fine wood, perfect combination, great looking Snake.
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They still look good.
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The Python was a favorite weapon of the Florida Highway Patrol back in the day and they even issued some to their troopers.
There was a special run of presentation grade 6" stainless steel guns produced.
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I still have my original 1978 6" Python in Nickel with the original box. It was the very first firearm I purchased. I changed to Pachmayr rubber grips because the original Colt wood ones ate into my hand badly. I tried Philippine wood grips, but they were too big for my hand. The rubber grips work perfectly in my medium hands. The Python still shoots like a dream.
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Beautiful Python. Gotta love em. I have a 1979 blue 6" and a 1977 blue 4". Congrats on a fine handgun.
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Looks very good.
Does anyone know if Colt will still work on their older products? I called them almost five years ago to inquire about sending my '67 Python to them for repair of a "timing problem" and refinishing, but I never followed up on that.
Looks classic!!! Which, of course, it is a classic. Much better with the wood grips than the others that were on it.
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I have always said that the Python was the best looking revolver ever made. A buddy bought a 6 inch nickle one in about 1978, and I have wanted one ever since. I much prefer the action on the Smiths I've owned, but nothing looks like a Python. I remember reading years ago that a fellow with the Texas DPS, Reeves Jungkind, could make a Python trigger feel like a Smith trigger-talk about perfect. Well, anyway, Pythons have always been out of my price range just to "have", you have a great gun there to enjoy.
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