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Finally found a new production Python and ordered, early release guns had issues. Hoping more recent production worked the bugs out, what is the experience with later released models, thanks.

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sounds like a winner!

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Colt claims that the only issue was that the side plate wasn't cinched down tight enough before they left the factory, and somehow a fully cinched down side plate is required to keep all the internal parts working right. All they did was make sure of that, and likely used some Loctite, too.


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Anybody care to weigh in with what the actual street price is running?

Thanks,

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Manufactured for Colt by Charter Arms.


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Originally Posted by TNrifleman
Manufactured for Colt by Charter Arms.


Really?


Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
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I paid suggested retail thru sportsmans warehouse.

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Originally Posted by MOGC
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Manufactured for Colt by Charter Arms.


Really?

No.


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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
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Manufactured for Colt by Charter Arms.


Really?

No.


Yes, really. Check it out. That doesn't make it a bad gun, but the new Python is not made by Colt. It's made for Colt.


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Originally Posted by TNrifleman
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[quote=TNrifleman]Manufactured for Colt by Charter Arms.


Really?

No.


Yes, really. Check it out. That doesn't make it a bad gun, but the new Python is not made by Colt. It's made for Colt.

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Speaking for myself only. IF it’s not made BY Colt, I would NOT give MSRP
and probably would not buy one.

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Hey All....have my 4" for about a six weeks now...paid MSRP thru Sportsmans Warehouse....its ok if you like a 11lb double action pull and a 6lb 8oz. single action pull...
also you can see the hammer move back as you squeeze the trigger in single action mode....indicates hammer & trigger angles are not correct....wish i had known this beforehand...
ithis is totally unacceptable.....useless for any kind of accuracy....have given up on it and it is going down the road....a shadow of what Colt used to produce.....my 1976 6" blue Python puts it to shame.....
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I've got a four inch Colt Model 357, which was the Cadillac Colt revolver in .357 Magnum before the Python came along. Built to exactly the same standards as the original Python, only lacking the vented rib and full underlug. All the same attention to detail. I've had several Pythons since the 1990s. The Model 357 is every bit the gun the Python is.

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[quote=pdman]Hey All....have my 4" for about a six weeks now...paid MSRP thru Sportsmans Warehouse....its ok if you like a 11lb double action pull and a 6lb 8oz. single action pull...
also you can see the hammer move back as you squeeze the trigger in single action mode....indicates hammer & trigger angles are not correct....wish i had known this beforehand...
ithis is totally unacceptable.....useless for any kind of accuracy....have given up on it and it is going down the road....a shadow of what Colt used to produce.....my 1976 6" blue Python puts it to shame.....
Pete

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Thank you sincerely. I’m glad to know the facts.

I’m SO disappointed tho.

Jerry


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I know the Python has a following.....Im just not sure why? They have never had a particularly good double action like the pre-lock S&Ws. I crossed over from 1911 style pistols for competition back in 1993 and went to revolver shooting, ICORE mainly but used it in all other disciplines too. In over 25 years of serious revolver competition, Ive never once seen a Python, or any colt revolver for that matter used in competition.
Im not a handgun hunter other than jack rabbits etc, so maybe that is the niche the Python inhabits, I just don't know? I do know that as a competition or carry revolver, they don't make a pimple on the azz of a nice S&W revolver.

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People like it because it's cool and tough looking. No different than the classic muscle cars or old motorcycles. There's not a practical reason to like them, modern equivalents blow them away in almost every category...but the coolness department.

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Is it possible that the series Walking Dead started the crazy price rise in Pythons? Rick, the star, carried a six inch Python. First episode premiered ten years ago.


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We got one into the shop and I dryfired it several times. I actually liked the DA pull but the squared off edges of the trigger didn't feel right to my finger.

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Originally Posted by JefeMojado
I know the Python has a following.....Im just not sure why? They have never had a particularly good double action like the pre-lock S&Ws. I crossed over from 1911 style pistols for competition back in 1993 and went to revolver shooting, ICORE mainly but used it in all other disciplines too. In over 25 years of serious revolver competition, Ive never once seen a Python, or any colt revolver for that matter used in competition.
Im not a handgun hunter other than jack rabbits etc, so maybe that is the niche the Python inhabits, I just don't know? I do know that as a competition or carry revolver, they don't make a pimple on the azz of a nice S&W revolver.


About the time you started shooting revolvers, most renowned gunsmiths and armorers of traditional DA Colt revolvers were either dead or retired.
Charles Askins won a shidt ton of medals with Colt DA revolvers and probably shot a few comancheros with them too, despite preferring a 1911 after WWII. I think the Border Patrol of his era primarily used Colt revolvers.
True, you will see Smiths used more. Cheaper, easier to tune along with a faster trigger return, unless we're talking MKIII or MKV actions, which Colt fans dont hold in as high regard.
Ever fire a TUNED mkv/King Cobra?

No matter. The Python fans killed them off too; I think its mostly cosmetics and some Boomer nostalgia that makes Pythons desireable.



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Colt put in all the effort they were capable of putting in to make the best revolver they could make with both the Model 357 and the Python, and this in an age devoid of investment casting, CNC, and MIM. They are worthy of their status.


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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
Is it possible that the series Walking Dead started the crazy price rise in Pythons? Rick, the star, carried a six inch Python. First episode premiered ten years ago.


No.

I offloaded mine around 2006? People were getting stupid money for them.

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