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WTS WA Colt Python 6" Stainless. LNIB Never Fired

Discussion in 'Handgun Classifieds' started by Gun_Smithing, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    Sold

    Colt Python 001.JPG
     
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  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What year is it?
     
  3. jmmyj

    jmmyj Eastern Wa Active Member

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    Being LNIB, It comes with the original outer sleeve with that blue box as well?
     
  4. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    Serial # 04090 which I believe makes it 1983.
     
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    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    No
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm confused. I thought Colt started shipping out Pythons in the blue plastic boxes in 1991.
     
  7. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    I have no idea. You can confirm the serial number and go from there.
    The add says LNIB(Like New in Box) and never fired.
     
  8. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    Caveat emptor, apparently.
     
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  9. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    Nothing to beware, I am very forthright in advertising this as LIKE NEW IN BOX and never fired.
    If it were in original box I would have advertised as NIB.
     
  10. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    Got some positive feedback. The whole serial number is PN04090. Looking on the Colt website, this serial number comes up as being manufactured in 1995 and not 1983. If there was no prefix of PN it looks like it would have been manufactured in 1983. When I purchased the pistol, I was told it was NIB but since there are no serial numbers on box to confirm, I have advertised this as LNIB. The cylinder has been rotated showing a very slight line. Pistol has never been fired.
     
  11. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Except by Colt at the factory, but that doesn't count in my book.
    Good luck with the sale. They are a joy to behold and even better to shoot.
     
  12. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    Not sure what your saying.
    Here's the Colt Link to plug in the serial number PN04090 -http://www.colt.com/CustomerServices/SerialNumberLookup.aspx

    Hope this helps?

    Thank you
     
  13. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    I'm a airhead, I apologize for being so dense. I should not have advertised as never been shot. Excluding the Colt factory test, it's never been shot. Thank you for your input. I will not make that error again. Thank you.
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If that Python has the Colt VP (Verified Proof) on the side of the trigger guard, it was fired at the factory.
    I think a better term instead of unfired would be NIB or New in Box, which to me anyways, denotes that it has never been fired outside of the factory.
     
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    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    Good info. and feel much the benefactor of our exchange. I will use that type of verbiage in the future. Wish I could do a "do over" with this entire thread. Thanks again!
     
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  16. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    No need for a do-over. Your pistol is causing mouths to water all over NWFA country. I'm sure it will sell relatively quickly. But you are bound to get lots of questions since $3000 is a lot of money. Just answer each one as you're able and people can determine whether this beauty of a revolver is for them. It sounds like this has been an opportunity for you to learn more, too.
     
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  17. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There's a guy on eBay that claims to be selling mint condition Colt Python cardboard boxes and shipping sleeves. All with no writing on the end flaps.
    They are made in China, but look factory made.
    A lot of these are bought and then doctored up to look like the original one with serial numbers and other factory writings when the gun is shipped from the factory.
    It substantially brings up the value of the gun if you can get away with it, but since you are missing the original sleeve, it is clear that you haven't gone that route and are honestly trying to represent the firearm for what it really is.
     
  18. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    Thank you for your patience and comments.
     
  19. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    Much appreciated!
     
  20. GunBit45

    GunBit45 Oregon Active Member

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    Your post says "Never fired. Comes in original box."
     
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