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    Looking at a 2.5 inch Python......what do you think this means......

    What do you think the N means on this gun......I was interested in it until it could not be explained what it stood for....any ideas?

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    Presume it's an inspection mark. N or Z.

    Rampant Colt Looks like an older specimen.

    Looks like rust, aft of the cylinder.
    Box with end-label/papers, or letter/your letter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68python View Post
    Presume it's an inspection mark. N or Z.

    Rampant Colt Looks like an older specimen.

    Looks like rust, aft of the cylinder.
    Box with end-label/papers, or letter/your letter?
    no box/papers....seller says it is a 1978. I have never seen the inspection mark before and my two early 60s python don’t have that N/Z mark....

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    Was thinking in reverse, that's the later Rampant Colt on Pythons. So '78 sounds plausible.

    Would not pay 2.5" Python level price, w/o guarantee it will letter appropriately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68python View Post
    Was thinking in reverse, that's the later Rampant Colt on Pythons. So '78 sounds plausible.

    Would not pay 2.5" Python level price, w/o guarantee it will letter appropriately.
    Exactly, I am approaching the deal very cautiously and have further inquired with the seller on serial number and more complete set of pictures.
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    I was considering the same gun & have the same concerns, I decided to pass.
    Last edited by jertex; 09-22-2019 at 06:14 AM.
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    I would want more pictures for sure. The screw hole on the side plate bottom looks so dished out, it could make a good watering hole. Could be glare, oil, light but don’t think I’ve ever saw anything quite like that.
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    The stamp on the left-rear of the trigger guard web is the final inspector's stamp.
    It's an "N" not a "Z".

    The Colt Verified Proof stamp of a tiny "VP" in a triangle is on the left-front of the trigger guard web.
    The stamp of the person who assembled the gun is on the frame under the serial number.

    I recall seeing the "N" inspectors stamp on Colt revolvers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jertex View Post
    I was considering the same gun & have the same concerns, I decided to pass.
    I am going to try to at least inspect it, but something just feels off about the gun.
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    As stated it's an N. If it was "Z gun" it would be stamped on the right side of the gun.


 
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