If Colt still has their stocking dealer program then those dealers will probably get product before non-stocking dealers. It's probably considered a perc of participating in the program. It may also have to do with the distributors who have a long history with Colt as well as with the retail stores. Basically...they take care of distributors and dealers that take care of them.
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One thing is absolutely sure, fair or not, “early“ 2020 pythons will always hold a stigma now. I definitely plan on getting one or two at some point to go along with my existing Snakes but there’s no way I’m touching one with an early serial number. This may be unfair but it is what it is. I feel bad for people who are paying premium prices for what they perceive as a “collectible”.
I've never cared for the relatively new stainless Pythons. By that I mean the legacy ones. When I was in the Navy in the early 80s I got a Colt catalog because I was deciding what to get when I got out. They had nickle or maybe it was stainless Pythons. I thought that if I ever got a Python, and I was not into the vent rib and all at all...it would be in blue. Today, I have a blue original. I think having a new one in stainless would be ok. I'd probably polish it myself to a blazing, mirror sheen, with some Mothers. The new one would be something to whip out at the range and blind all the competitors with, from it's reflections.
Apparently not all distributors received pythons again later, after sending them back in December.. I don’t know how the distribution.. and then the redistribution was determined of course .
The few thousand they did have .. whoever they went to, WENT and went quick.
I keep telling folks... “Hey . You don’t want this new python. .. let me buy it and keep you from making a mistake that you’ll regret.”
I showed this particular shop owner the pic of my pythons muzzle today.... he said “SO ?? i will take every Python they can send me.”
First time back since page 120 so I figured I'd start at the end and read backwards. Man there's some nutty stuff in there..............
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