How do you know this?
Type: Posts; User: JJB1956
How do you know this?
Well I don't know if I'll be 1st since we probably won't see any here in Canada until march but mine will be taken apart and block sanded with 1500 then 2000 and put on the buffer right away!!
I'm willing to trade 2 very near mint pairs of gen 3 grips for a clean pair of gen 1 grips.
I've never noticed any change and I've had many , both pre and post 72s apart.
on parts that are not even stainless such as the hand. 1 in 2 will have a carbon steel hand. Other internal parts are carbon in a BSTS.
No one has mentioned that the grips are devoid of finish??? They started putting gloss finish on the grips in mid 1960.
And amongst everything else mentioned, I'm also in agreement with BMAC that...
Those grips are righteous complete with uneven contouring and ugly stain which are both for that era from the early 80s
Having seen so many NIB and LNIB BSTS Pythons that my eyes are getting tired, my vote is as far as BSTS is concerned... before final polishing.
........ or the world as we know it.......... never say never
Not all. My NIB Elite 98 has gold
The late 90s and 2000s polishing and blueing was great and head and shoulders above the 70s and 80s guns but NOTHING compares to a 50s python. Close but no cigar.
My 2 cents
Bought my first Colt 1911 yesterday. I've had a few Sigs in the past but haven't had a 1911 in a while. Lots of Pythons and Anacondas here but no 1911s so I found what I thought was a deal too good...
Yes. Especially during the very late 70s .
Too bad we are in different countries because 56 is my birth year and I'd gladly take it off your hands at $5600 if I was in the USA. Enjoy it. It's a stunner
So does that mean if I offered you more than it's worth........ say $5500 , you'd sell it?
I'd venture to say somewhereb around $6K is accurate
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It's worth what ever someone will pay and if 2 want the same gun, then it's worth more. Supply and demand. Clean 50s Pythons are on the rise.
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Not to take away anything from dfariswheel who is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to these guns, the hammer pin is quite thick and robust and would be extremely difficult to bend never mind...
The vent part of the barrel is the same. It's the ramp that leads to the front sight that sits on top of the vented section that is taller.
I should have mentioned that. The side plate HAS to be on and torqued but then the screws removed. . The cylinder apart from the gun and the crane. cylinder release out and make sure you are careful...
Simpler said than done. The best and proper way is to use ultra fine (satin finish) abrasive wheels. I use the Bergeron E3 extra fine and finish with the E4 ultra fine.
The trick to getting a...