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COLT ~ PYTHON .357 MAGNUM
SCARCE 2-1/2" BARREL!...AS NEW IN BOX
NO RESERVE!! Here's a gorgeous revolver! This is a Colt Python that was manufactured 39 years ago and remains nearly new, factory test fired only, in the original box!! This Python is chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge and wears the highly desirable 2-1/2" vent-rib barrel. She's factory finished in Colt's bright royal blue and is in excellent condition. There are a few minor handling handling marks, some very slight finish wear to the matted part of the barrel rib, and a virtually invisible cylinder turn line...but I'd grade this revolver at better than 98% overall. There is no rust or any pitting. The checkered walnut combat stocks have the gold Colt medallions and are in excellent shape as well. The mechanics are in good working order with good timing and solid lock-up. The bore is likewise excellent. The cylinder face shows slight powder burns on every other chamber...I believe this revolver is unfired since factory test fire!! It comes in the original box which numbers to the gun (the box does show some wear) and includes the owner's manual, hang tag, and miscellaneous factory paperwork. According to available serial number information, this beautiful snake was manufactured in 1978.
As most of you know, the Python is one of the finest revolvers of all time. Their butter-smooth actions are legendary, likewise the accuracy of the barrels. This custom grade construction required extensive hand fitting and the Python was a very expensive revolver to manufacture. Eventually, the cost of skilled labor forced the Python out of production and this wonderful revolver was sadly discontinued in 2005. Prices on high-condition examples continue to rise as collectors strive to add a Python to their collections. This revolver is better than money in the bank, that is for certain!!
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