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Colt Python

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by riverrat373, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    I recently inherited a Colt Python and it seems to have a problem. I can squeeze the trigger only once, either double action or single action, then it locks up and I cannot squeeze the trigger again until I swing open the cylinder and close it. Again I can only squeeze the trigger once before it locks up. Timing? Any ideas? :huh:
  2. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I would just send it up here and I'll take care of it for you.
    I'll give it a good home

    Seriously,hope you find the problem.Those are usually very nice shooters
  3. gunslinger1911

    gunslinger1911 WA state Member

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    i believe it sounds like the hand is getting caught between the ratchet and the cylinder latch...when this happens the hand usually goes up, turns the cylinder, the hammer drops, when you release the trigger the hand gets pinched on the way back down and the action will not reset...