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    Compared roll marks with mine. Appears about the same. Looks like a perfect shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68python View Post
    That is a shooter, shoot it w/o devaluation fear.

    Of interest, the stocks are late 3d type, and look less used than the frame.
    Of no consequence on a shooter.

    Also, the left side barrel roll marks-are they centered on the 4" barrel- or closer to the frame?

    So not the correct stocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Signal_20 View Post
    So not the correct stocks?
    On the stocks, thought they might be replacements , or were taken off and gun was carried/shot with other grips ( for example , Pachmayrs popular in 80's.).
    Either way, not a problem on a non-NIB example.

    On the left side 4" barrel roll marks, in that era, roll marks should be about centered on the barrel.
    On my screen, looked like roll marks toward frame side, like possible older era 4".
    Could be an illusion on my screen, however. Would be evident in person.
    Pulled out 2 NIB four inch examples of V and T origin, one perfectly centered, one nearly perfectly centered.

    It is a nice Python, to be enjoyed.
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    Off centered just a little.Right side looks right for era .
    Looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68python View Post
    Off centered just a little.Right side looks right for era .
    Looks good.
    So In laymen’s terms what does it mean being off centered like that? Does that mean the barrel has been changed or is that normal for the era? Again just trying to educate myself and I really appreciate your knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Signal_20 View Post
    So In laymen’s terms what does it mean being off centered like that? Does that mean the barrel has been changed or is that normal for the era? Again just trying to educate myself and I really appreciate your knowledge.
    Think the barrel type is appropriate for K serial Python..
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    I just happened on this thread and noticed the OP's revolver is only 1777 guns "older" than my 1981 K prefix serial number, (K73281). I had no idea there were different roll mark locations so I felt compelled to check mine. (Also, since I had it to the range this morning it was still sitting in the hall and I didn't have to retrieve it from the safe.)

    Anyway, I took a ruler and measured. Both the left side roll mark and the right side roll mark are exactly, dead center, down to the millimeter. I'm not sure what information can be discerned from roll mark placements, if any, but wanted the OP to see another 1981 K prefix example very close to his serial number.


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    Looks pretty close to mine but your's an an extra mark on the barrel to the right of the Python mark near wher the barrel threads into the frame, I wonder what the difference is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Signal_20 View Post
    Looks pretty close to mine but your's an an extra mark on the barrel to the right of the Python mark near wher the barrel threads into the frame, I wonder what the difference is?
    This Python was exported by Colts to West Germany. The small mark on the barrel to which you refer is a German firing proof (eagle over N). You have sharp eyesight to have spotted it.

    Whether it was purchased by an American GI stationed in West Germany or by a West German citizen is a mystery but I purchased it in Florida.

    Thankfully all the other German import proofs and stamps are tiny and located out of sight beneath the crane with the serial numbers. They include another eagle/N firing proof, a Mellrichstadt proof house stamp, and a shield with the German date code letters, ic, representing 82, the year it was imported and proofed. Also, following the serial number are a pair of elongated W's beneath an f. That is the stamp of the German importer, Waffen Frankonia, located in Wurzburg.

    I did not intend to hijack your thread but, you asked.

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