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    Nickel OR Stainless Steel.....

    I have come into a Colt Python 6", according to the serial number the year of manufacture was 1982. Is there a way to tell the difference between a NICKEL and a STAINLESS STEEL. I read one time that if there is a "S" missing in the grove for the cylinder rod IT IS NICKEL. But, I just don't think that is right. Mine is missing the "S", but it doesn't look like NICKEL. Any help would surely be appreciated......

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    That is correct; a stainless Python should have a small 's' in the ejection rod housing. Chances are good yours is nickel. Photos?

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    Here is one recent thread on the subject from the Colt Revolvers topic: Colt Python Nickel or Stainless.

    And another that references it: Python, nickle or stainless?


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