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Colt Python...what is it worth?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by replicant, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. replicant

    replicant Maple Valley Active Member

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  2. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    I am a novice, but I would guess somewhere between $800 and a $1,000.

    Search gunbroker for completed auctions.
     
  3. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    About $200 when can we meet?????




    I just saw a Python in a LGS not long ago, it was in very good shape and I think it was $1,700.

    I have seen internet ones that were 98-99% going for the low $2,000's
     
  4. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    Really depends on the condition and how original it is. $1500 wouldn't surprise me a bit. Python prices are way up in the last year.
     
  5. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm not an expert, but probably a good way to start is finding out the serial number and making sure of the date:

    Python Serial #s Up to 1985 - Look Them Up Here - Pistolsmith

    I have heard that blued finish in general on a Python is more desirable... depending on the condition...
     
  6. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    From the Blue Book of Gun Values...

    [table]
    [tr][td]Condition[/td][td]Value[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]100%[/td][td]$1,800[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]98%[/td][td]$1,500[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]95%[/td][td]$1,100[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]90%[/td][td]$675[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]80%[/td][td]$625[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]70%[/td][td]$575[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]60%[/td][td]$450[/td][/tr]
    [/table]
     
  7. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Were they always this expensive or are they in high demand because of the show Walking Dead or the fact it's one of the best guns in the Black Ops video games.
    Makes me wonder how many kids will want to Pack-a-Punch! their real weapons.
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You need to have one in your hand and feel the trigger to understand why they are so sought after.
    I found a mint 6" bright stainless model on Craigslist a year ago and jumped on it for $1000.00.
    The original owner fired six rounds, put in back in the box and stored it since 1982.
    I have basically done the same thing. It's too minty to actually have fun with.
     
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  9. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Yep...Walking Dead. I recently bought a poor man's substitute, a 6" Smith 686.

    Keith
     
  10. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhhh Pythons. I have a weakness for Pythons. :cool:

    In a brief stint home from AFG the wife jumped all over me for paying nearly $900 for a mechanically sound, but well shot 4" model. "What's so special about Pythons?", she said. :club:

    About a week later I found a Royal Blue 6" model in mint. It sat in the previous owner's safe from when he bought it new in 1978 until his widow sold it to me. Now that gun sits in MY safe. Don't worry folks I did not take advantage of her, but I again heard it from the wife....."What's so special about Pythons?" :club:

    Then one day while out shooting I had the wife properly break in the 4". In my attempt to appease the Gungods I may have further created a monster. After shooting it she says, "Now I see. This is an awesome gun". I just looked at her and smiled. Forgetting all about being topless she put about a hundred rounds through it. :wow: Now she keeps her eyes open for Pythons when we visit gunstores and the like. :wiggle:

    Come to think of it a woman liking guns will not nor cannot ever be considered a monster. Perhaps in my appeasement the Gungods are smiling down on me. :thumbup:
     
  11. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Your wife shoots topless?
     
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  12. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    BAMCIS,

    I'm always looking for new places to shoot...where do you usually go :D ?
    Keith
     
  13. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Yes as long as it's not to cold. Sometimes even less. :woot:


    Usually out in the woods. :winkkiss:

    I posted my thoughts on how (and why) to properly break in a new gun here:

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/ri...-my-ars-how-i-got-them-how-i-decided-bcm.html

    In an attempt to get back on the original subject, replicant (OP) if it's not costing anything and the money is not NEEDED then let the gun sit. Unless Colt decides to start producing Pythons again, and all of my research shows that is not very likely, then it will only increase in value. Afterall, it's a PYTHON!!!
     
  14. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Well, if you can surf naked ... :cool:

    Keith
     
  15. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    yours doesn't :huh:
     
  16. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    ...nope... :(

    Keith
     
  17. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    too bad so sad :poke:
     
  18. glockman99

    glockman99 Hoquiam, WA. Active Member

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    When I was (much) younger I owned 3 Colt Pytons (1) 4", (2) 6", as well as a .38 Colt Diamondback...All 4 were mint. I SURE wish I had 'em now, as I could sell each one for 3 times what I paid for 'em...
     
  19. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would agree for the price of a used blued Python would be around $1000-$1500 depending on condition.

    I prefer my 6 inch stainless but a nice blued 4 inch would be sweet.

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  20. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yep - kind of what Dirty Harry did for the M-29 .44 Mag. Something like only 2000 sold world wide until the movie then the following year 200K plus sold (numbers may be off but it was something like that)