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    First impressions, Python

    I like it.
    Nice clean trigger on both single and double action.
    Fit and finish are very good.
    The crown had some dings but did not affect accuracy that I could tell, and seemed to clean up after shooting.
    Cases did not all come out when ejected at first but improved considerably as the shooting session progressed.
    Very pleasant to shoot, even with full house loads, .38 spl. 158s were as if shooting .22s.
    Groups became as good as I can do shooting on my two hind feet. It really liked the Hornaday 135 grain critical duty.
    Cleanup was very easy using the Luca's oil. All the fouling came off the gun and the bore showed no sign of fouling even after over a 100 rounds of both jacketed and lead bullets.
    Not a torture test by any measure but as I said I like it.

    P.S. Careful when removing the grips as there are three pins ( two stainless and one blued) that will play hide and seek with you.

    Take care, Duane
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    Great Review Duane , happy for you . I’m really happy with mine too - with the non perfect crown .
    i haven’t put mine through the paces , maybe won’t . Would like to get my crown fixed in future, but will give it time .

    I am grateful to have mine !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColtsDad View Post
    Great Review Duane , happy for you . Iím really happy with mine too - with the non perfect crown .
    i havenít put mine through the paces , maybe wonít . Would like to get my crown fixed in future, but will give it time .

    I am grateful to have mine !
    Give it a try first. Please. And then report back.
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    I saw my good friend yesterday who is a Smith guy . He surprisingly brought it up , and was giving good thoughts .
    i haven’t seen him in like a year .
    i told him if he texts me in the morning , we would go to club and shoot it .

    i will be purchasing a 4.25 when funds available within next year .
    That will be in blue or black and definitely shot monthly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STARVATION View Post
    I like it.
    Nice clean trigger on both single and double action.
    Fit and finish are very good.
    The crown had some dings but did not affect accuracy that I could tell, and seemed to clean up after shooting.
    Cases did not all come out when ejected at first but improved considerably as the shooting session progressed.
    Very pleasant to shoot, even with full house loads, .38 spl. 158s were as if shooting .22s.
    Groups became as good as I can do shooting on my two hind feet. It really liked the Hornaday 135 grain critical duty.
    Cleanup was very easy using the Luca's oil. All the fouling came off the gun and the bore showed no sign of fouling even after over a 100 rounds of both jacketed and lead bullets.
    Not a torture test by any measure but as I said I like it.

    P.S. Careful when removing the grips as there are three pins ( two stainless and one blued) that will play hide and seek with you.

    Take care, Duane
    Did you happen to throw a trigger pull gauge on the single action pull?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paracord View Post
    Did you happen to throw a trigger pull gauge on the single action pull?
    I need to get a new one today, will report back. Take care, Duane
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    Nice first impressions report, Duane.
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    I have to ask the obvious question. Was this the new Python or an old used Python? There have been some negative experiences with the new Python. If it is the new Python I am glad you seem to have gotten a good one. It sounds as if you got snake bit so welcome to the club.
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    New Python. I've owned a few over the years but always seem to be traded or given away as the S.A.A. is my gun of choice.

    This one will stay and a 4 inch model will be added. Take care, Duane
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    [QUOTE=STARVATION;3122325]New Python. I've owned a few over the years but always seem to be traded or given away as the S.A.A. is my gun of choice.

    This one will stay and a 4 inch model will be added. Take care, Duane[/QUOTE

    I am a carbon copy of this.. I had owned 4 different Pythons back it the day. Traded them all off for 3 SAA's and one 1873 Winchester .25/.20. Still have all the SAA's but the Winchester is long gone (What a mistake) by the way.
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