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    Python production numbers

    I recently posted pictures of a 2-1/2" stainless steel Python that letters as being correct. My question is does anyone know how many of these that Colt made? It does not have the ported barrel.
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    SC, the 2.5" Python in matte stainless was non-special produced approximately 1983-1996.

    First 2-pin front sight with Medallioned Pachmayrs, later 1-pin, and the 1-pin with non-medallion Hogues like yours.

    Have not heard any # produced figures on these snubbies - only the special production ones- like the ported Lew Hortons.

    Don't know of any way to find out, as Colt not saying...

    The later 1-pin Hogue units not rare nor scarce, just definitely less common than the earlier ones.
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    68Python, Thanks for that information. In my area, I have never seen any of the short barreled, stainless Pythons for sale, nor do I know of any in local collections or at local gun shows. I guess most of them went to other areas of the USA.

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    sc, no luck finding collector- grade Python snubbies at local shows either.

    However since Python snubbies are my main collection focus, I have friends with similar interests, who can fix that...

    One thing I've noticed is the 80's matte stainless 2.5" are the more commonly found, but it seems the less common 1-pins and 1-pin Hogues are more frequently found in NIB or LNIB condition.

    The one you showed before looked good, do you think it was new/like new?
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    Saintclair, you own the only 2 1/2" barreled stainless steel snubby Python ever built.

    .....what I meant to say is, I have no idea how many were produced.
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    The one I have does not appear to have been shot. It has the blue plastic Colt Case, but no end-label.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    The one I have does not appear to have been shot. .
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    68python, Your comment about "not rare, not scarce" leaves me wondering if that means 'several hundred or several thousand.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    68python, Your comment about "not rare, not scarce" leaves me wondering if that means 'several hundred or several thousand.'
    To me, 'rare' means 3" bright nickel Python. 23 or so made. Never seen one in person (which is good)...

    "Scarce" means Wilkerson Combat Pythons, 40-50 or so made; seen a couple in person.
    Or true NIB 2.5" bright nickel Pythons. Had chance at maybe 3 I thought were really NIB. Too expensive for me, only have LNIB and 99% ones.

    Have been offered 2 or 3 of the L.H. ported 2.5" mattes(think 80-100 of those made, have seen a letter on them but don't recall exactly)

    I could probably source a 1-pin 2.5" matte stainless easier than a L.H. Combat Cobra (1000 of those made).

    Don't think the answer is knowable...
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