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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post

    I discovered one thing that could possibly be a part of the ammunition issue where hard primers don't fire. This new Python has a much shorter hammer fall than the original Python. While I'm no engineer by any stretch of the imagination...my spidey sense tells me that a shorter hammer fall combined with a light trigger pull will not have the momentum to ignite a hard primer occasionally......... ....................

    ............. If that is part of the issue I can see why Colt installed a reengineered transfer bar to increase hammer force on the primer rather than change mainspring specs to make the hammer fall harder...that would make the trigger pull much harder and Colt wanted to avoid that. That's my guess anyway.
    Ding ding ding ding ding... we have a winner.

    Smith and Ruger has lightened the actions in some of their revolvers... causing the same issue.

    Thus the reason some gunsmiths are offering and installing extended firing pins in certain revolvers.

    My Smith 40-1 has an extended firing pin... and my Redhawk should be getting one in a few months.
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    On some of the Smiths the internal hammer is skeletonized. Another standard practice besides an extended firing... is to fill in the skeleton hammer... with melted tungsten.
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    Beautiful Python CajunBass..I just placed an order and am on a waiting list. Paid MSRP of $1,499.99
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighipiron View Post
    Are they available here in California? I don't see them listed on the DOJ roster. If they are, well time to start saving because I really want one
    They are pending waiting Roster Approval. A large retail outlet( at least in SoCal=Turners is taking deposits) their price is $1449+. Pete


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    That third pic is so badass.

    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post
    I picked up my new Python over the weekend and was able to clean it up today. I was fortunate that mine has no problems with the muzzle. Colt did a beautiful job with the finish...the stocks are very comfortable and the seam between the two halves is hard to find. There's three locating pins...the standard one in the frame and two in the stocked themselves...that seems to be why they're mated so well but if the holes aren't drilled just exactly there would be a danger the two halves won't mate properly and the stocks could be useless. Kudos to Colt for taking that risk and pulling it off so well.

    It has a super smooth action...both double- and single-action.

    I discovered one thing that could possibly be a part of the ammunition issue where hard primers don't fire. This new Python has a much shorter hammer fall than the original Python. While I'm no engineer by any stretch of the imagination...my spidey sense tells me that a shorter hammer fall combined with a light trigger pull will not have the momentum to ignite a hard primer occasionally. That's like the old Python with Custom Shop trigger jobs were sometimes not certified to reliably fire magnum ammunition depending on how the trigger job was specified by the customer.

    If that is part of the issue I can see why Colt installed a reengineered transfer bar to increase hammer force on the primer rather than change mainspring specs to make the hammer fall harder...that would make the trigger pull much harder and Colt wanted to avoid that. That's my guess anyway.

    I hope to get it to the range within the next day or so and try it out. How it puts the rounds on target will be proof whether Colt truly did it right.







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    Quote Originally Posted by vossman View Post
    That third pic is so badass.
    The front 3/4 view of the python is my favorite too
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    Quote Originally Posted by RKBA View Post
    The front 3/4 view of the python is my favorite too
    Yep, the DOF gives it so much character. Great pic too.
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    Can someone post a pic of the side with the QR code ? I am curious about how distracting it is. Is it etched ? Can you feel it in the metal ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by llowry61 View Post
    Can someone post a pic of the side with the QR code ? I am curious about how distracting it is. Is it etched ? Can you feel it in the metal ?
    Here you go. Not a very good picture, but just something I snapped a few minutes ago. Click it a couple of times. It should blow up some.

    PythonQR.jpg

    I was surprised. I can barely feel it, even running my fingernail over it. Just the slightest drag.

    I don't even notice it, but I suspect that's because I'm a Smith and Wesson guy, and they've pretty much always had a book right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBass View Post
    Here you go. Not a very good picture, but just something I snapped a few minutes ago. Click it a couple of times. It should blow up some.

    PythonQR.jpg

    I was surprised. I can barely feel it, even running my fingernail over it. Just the slightest drag.

    I don't even notice it, but I suspect that's because I'm a Smith and Wesson guy, and they've pretty much always had a book right there.
    Your new Python and mine must have shared a rack at the factory...mine is PY2722...no pic right now as I'm out of town.
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