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    That thing will clean up OK and will be a fine shooter.
    Regardless of what the finish is, it is still a Python, ad you got it as cheap as one can be gotten.
    Your LGS should have a Lewis Lead remover kit. It is the definitive solution to a leaded revolver.
    Don't ask me how I know.......
    Keep that badboy the way it is and blast the tits off it.

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    Yeah, generally what i'm thinking. Can't go wrong with the price i got it for. I'll probably keep it for another few decades and no telling how much it'll be then.

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    As dfw said, do't try to shoot bore obstructions out. You may or may not get by with it.

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    Thanks all, i've gotten more help then I thought I would when I made the thread. Ordered most of what y'all suggested, figure i'd use it down the road anyways.

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    For a barrel change our go-to guy is Frank Glenn.
    He's one of the few Colt qualified Master pistolsmiths still around.

    Frank Glenn-Glenn Custom Complete Gunsmithing Service Glendale AZ

    First, you need to find a usable barrel. Places to look are Ebay and Gunbroker.com.
    Gun Parts Corp has only 8 inch barrels left:

    http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Colt-33188/Revolvers-35751/PythonEIFrame-36588.htm

    Note that you MUST have a barrel with TWO pins in the front sight. Colt changed the threads in the early 90's and these are identified by a single front sight pin.

    For a bright nickel plate refinish, here's the suppliers that are known to do quality work:

    PYTHON. Accessories | Numrich Gun Parts
    Cogan is the top choice.

    Elite Custom Plating --* Re-Finishing, Custom Work, Competition Guns

    Firearms Plating: Custom Metal Finishing: Reliable Electroplating: Chartley, MA

    Ford's Custom Gun Refinishing | Gun Shop Crystal River

    Ford's DID have an excellent reputation for quality bluing and plating work, but after some really bad reports we no longer recommend them until we find out whether the bad jobs were an anomaly or a permanent decline in workmanship.

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    Looks like leading to me. Shoot some jacketed bullets. Then use some Ballistol along with a Lewis Lead remover. If you keep using Ballistol as a bore cleaner it will help keep leading down. Be careful when using a cleaning rod at the muzzle end. Don't get wild as it will damage the crown of the barrel. I use a stainless steel rod which is harder than an Aluminum rod. Aluminum rods can damage the muzzle almost like a file would! JMHO fwiw


 
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