Welcome to the forum! I think this may be the best "first Colt purchase" post. That gun is absolutely beautiful. You said you wanted a Python and you pretty much got one. The Colt Model 357 shares the same frame and action as the Python, but does not have the vented rib or barrel underlug. Since you asked about price, I would easily pay $700-$800 for that gun. Even more if it had target stocks. Congrats on your first Colt!