The new Python

The new Python

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    The new Python

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    I always thought the Python was one beautiful revolver. But when I wanted a DA revolver in .357 Magnum in 1976, I bought a Ruger Security Six 4" in stainless steel. This gun was very tight and very well made and a collector's item with "Made in the 200th year of American Liberty" stamped into the left side of the frame. With a barrel/cylinder gap of just 0.0015 of an inch, I had to do a little "gunsmithing" to the forcing cone to allow for cylinder swell when firing it. I still have this marvelous revolver and would put it up against any Colt Python for quality and accuracy.
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    I really hope they don't screw this up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I really hope they don't screw this up.

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    Externally they nailed it (if the pictures are really of the new pistol), I seriously doubt the internals are the same though.
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    This goes on my new year wish list.
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    I always hated the pull back cylinder release but, at least they put some texture on it now.
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    The Python never was my favorite Colt revolver, but I'm still pullin' for ol' Colt on this one.

    I was wanting a .38 Super in 2020 and that was going to do it. I didn't need to see that 4-inch (well 4.25-inch to take care of our northern neighbors). I think the 4-inch is the best looking and most practical way to do a Python. It turned on my "wanter button" for a new Python and I wasn't much thinking about participating in this offering as a 6-inch Python is already on hand.
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    "wanter button"....well said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Externally they nailed it (if the pictures are really of the new pistol), I seriously doubt the internals are the same though.
    The one article I read mentioned "improved internals" and a stronger frame.

    This different article mentioned the improved trigger:
    One of the issues often found on old Colt Pythons was an inconsistent trigger-pull weight that varied from shot to shot, due to the hand-fitting and finishing that these guns received in early years. Now, thanks to Colt's next-generation trigger system, the new-for-2020 Colt Python revolver will feature consistent trigger pulls in both single- and double-action modes, with double-action trigger pulls maxing out between 7 to 9.5 pounds
    https://www.shootingillustrated.com/...0-colt-python/
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    I read that article yesterday.

    Now my finger never could discern inconsistency in the 1978 vintage blue steel Python I have, but then I only occasionally sample the double-action pull then go back to shooting tight (for me) groups with the single-action trigger. I don't actually think much of Colt double-action triggers, even the Python's.
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    Why are there three threads on this same topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Externally they nailed it (if the pictures are really of the new pistol), I seriously doubt the internals are the same though.
    The internals have been "simplified" according to several reports. Recall that Colt let about half their custom shop staff go during the recent unpleasantness and so they have far fewer craftsmen on staff these days.
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    4.25" might be in my future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    The internals have been "simplified" according to several reports. Recall that Colt let about half their custom shop staff go during the recent unpleasantness and so they have far fewer craftsmen on staff these days.
    Sadly it happened long before that, there were very few employees on staff that had worked on the Python's in 2007 when we toured the factory.
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    The price point should allow them to make a fine quality revolver. Itís on them to earn it, and I hope they do.
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