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FINALLY - got my Python

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Blackcobra, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I've been on the hunt for one of these for several years - and they just keep getting more expensive. I found one that wasn't overly ridiculous, and in fantastic shape. Bought from original owner - has original box, manual, etc. Made in 1979, and though it has been shot [~50 rounds according to owner] you wouldn't know it by looking at it. The pic doesn't do it justice - deep, deep blue.

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    I will be shooting it this weekend :D
     
  2. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    Nice, one is on my list too.
     
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  3. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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  4. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. I hope you shoot the heck out of it. They're ridiculously overpriced, but they're wonderful revolvers.
     
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  5. Blackcobra

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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Come on, zombies! all you need now is a campaign hat
     
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  7. Blackcobra

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    Hahaha - seeing Rick's every episode fueled the fire, for sure.
     
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  8. Blackcobra

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    $2500 out the door. :confused:

    Yes, I could have had three nice SWs for that :D

    The heart wants what the heart wants! :p
     
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  9. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I like it!!!!
     
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  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wish mine had the original box, but then again, I'd rather have the gun then an empty box.
     
  11. Blackcobra

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    Agreed!

    PS - it looks nice next to the Anaconda :D
     
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  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    In 1970 a few days before I shipped out I stopped by a bleep dept store, they had a 4", nickel plated Python @$125. It was as smooth as glass, and I, and my friend could not scrape-up more than $35... :(
    In that same period of my life I had bought a pre-WW2 Officer's Model Match 38 special and a Target Trooper 357 mag. Like a fool I traded the OM 38 spl (because it was not a magnum). I still have the old Trooper. I'd trade it fer something
     
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  13. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I carried a Python on duty for several years until our department went to semi-automatics. When I made the switch I could not afford to keep the Python and buy the Glock so I sold the Python. Wish I had kept it because it was a great shooting gun.
     
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  14. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The price is strictly a function of supply and demand. To find one in this great of shape is no easy thing to do these days. Not at any price. This is a great find.

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  15. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    recently I made the decision to do away with all of my revolvers and go with MSASRs instead
     
  16. Blackcobra

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    I have been looking for widows, estate sales, barn finds - they just don't happen. I bit the bullet on a pristine example. I don't regret it! :D

    PS - Nightshade is sending me beans and rice so I can eat the rest of the month. :p
     
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  17. Blackcobra

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    I've been told this pistol cost $125 new :D
     
  18. Blackcobra

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    I used to be a semi-auto guy EXCLUSIVELY. A few years ago I picked up a 629 and got the revolver bug.

    Still a 1911 and Sig fanboy, but I love the revolvers now.
     
  19. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am quite sure that the pistol cost way more than $125, if it was purchased in 1979, as you originally stated.
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  20. Blackcobra

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    Definitely anecdotal - was told to me by my father, who tends to have a romantic and selective memory of the past :D