I'll wait a bit too!
Just saw his review and he explains the issue of cylinder failing to turn when firing. https://youtu.be/7dO-lQEX49U
Think I will wait a good while until the bugs get all worked out.
Last edited by python4me; 01-12-2020 at 06:53 PM.
Wow it usually takes Hickok45 a longer time to get a new gun in to do a review on.
Honestly, i can't believe even Hickok45 got a defective Python.
This problem from the couple videos I have seen seems to happen at random while firing Magnum ammo. Some part is getting knocked out of alignment
during the recoil and then after cycling/shaking the revolver falls back into place. Maybe a loose tolerance or spring issue?
Did Colt just dry cycle the preproduction Pythons 40,000 times or actually fire magnum rounds that many times?
This is going to be a big problem for Colt. Until they get serious about the quality control issues with their guns, sales are likely to drop drastically. I am now having 2nd thoughts about buying one of the current production Pythons. Hopefully Colt will address these issues before they release the 4.25" model to the public.
The amount of custom/expert work that went into the original Pythons was evidently quite a lot more than what goes into the 'new' Pythons.
The few pictures I have seen indicate that the rebound lever/hand combo is similar to the old Pythons. The hand is not firmly pushed forward into the ratchet by a spring, it's rather the rebound lever pushing down on a flat surface on the hand and making it "flip" forward. I have seen the same malfunction occur in gunked up V-spring guns, so I suspect that it's either a matter of poor surface finish on the internal parts, insufficient hand clearance, or simply a lack of lubrication. It should hopefully be easy to fix.
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