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    Question Colt Boa

    Gentelmen..give me some history on the Colt Boa...I understand they were a "spinoff" of the Python...noticed one for sale on GB..big bucks around 3K..how come you don't see more of them floating around on the gun webs?

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    The only part that is Python on the Boa is the vented barrel otherwise it's a MK V frame and lockwork.
    They were a limited run (aprox 600) revolver all in Blue available in a 4 inch or 6 inch barrel for Lew Horton I believe.
    They bring serious coin on the current market.

    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

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    As always Gunkwazy is on the money. You don't see them much as they are few and far between. Those you do find usually come up when somones collection is being liquidated. It took me several years to find one to fill the final hole in my Snake gun Collection without costing me major body parts.



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    There were sets made that had consecutive serial numbers,4" & 6" bbl. I don't know if there were 600 total made (150 sets of two & 300 with 4" or 6" bbl's) or 600 singles, and 300 matched sets. I have a 4" NIB.
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    How did they hold up compared to the Python..also on another item (Python) a gun dealer gave me a serial number of PN02610..I couldn't find it listed..thanks again fellas!

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    The total was actually 1200 Boas. 600 4in and 600 6in with 100 of each barrel length paired and sold as cased sets.
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    boa

    If Colt had made the Boa a standard item, instead of the halfhearted Trooper Mark V Python wannabe, they would have killed the S&W L frame series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiobuckeye View Post
    The total was actually 1200 Boas. 600 4in and 600 6in with 100 of each barrel length paired and sold as cased sets.
    This is the correct information. There were a total of 1200 Boa's made. The first 200 were sold as sets (consecutive serial numbers being one 4" and one 6") with a beautifull presentation case. The remaining 1000 were the same. The even and odd numbers were either the 4" or 6" respectively and sold separately. They are very rare on today's market as us snake handlers fill our collections with them. They bring big money. A single Boa NIB is worth in the neighborhood of $4000 depending on the presentation (if on the internet) etc. They are finished in Colt's beautifull Royal Blue and are a great gun to admire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie gulf View Post
    How did they hold up compared to the Python..a
    The point is that functionally the Boa is a Trooper MkV. It is only special cosmetically and because of the limited number with that roll marking. The MkIII and MkV guns are strong guns with a different action from the Pythons. Like any machine, both are subject to wear and failure. In the end, how a gun holds up is highly dependent on how it is used and cared for.

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    got mine yesterday at costa mesa show (4 in).....2500 NIB with hang tag and all.


 

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