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    Sticky: Yes, the sides of the thumb spur on this Python...

    Yes, the sides of the thumb spur on this Python are also polished which later were blued. Remember, this is a September 1955 manufacture so they were still trying different things at Colt. Some of...
  2. Thread: 2 1/2" Python

    by lbaker45
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    I don't know what you are seeing, it must be the...

    I don't know what you are seeing, it must be the angle of view. The Python frame is exactly the same on all of them, no matter what barrel length it has.
  3. https://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-revolvers/80...

    https://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-revolvers/806-dfariswheel-i-need-your-help.html
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    I think the label is a fake, looks like it was...

    I think the label is a fake, looks like it was put over tears on the end flap.
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    Sticky: I can't be 100% certain it wasn't shot outside...

    I can't be 100% certain it wasn't shot outside the factory but it doesn't take many magnum loads to start showing signs of being fired, on the recoil shield and cylinder face. It is much easier to...
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    Sticky: Pictures requested by member Fiddler5 of my 1955...

    Pictures requested by member Fiddler5 of my 1955 Colt Python, unfired outside of the Colt factory. Highest original condition '55 I have ever seen.
    Gun is wet with CLP oil, makes the bluing look...
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    A few years ago $2100.00 for this one on...

    A few years ago $2100.00 for this one on Gunbroker, made in 1963. First year the snub Python was made.
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    I bought an all original 98% 1965 2.5" royal blue...

    I bought an all original 98% 1965 2.5" royal blue Python on Gunbroker last year for $2200.00
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    Colt factory would have opened and closed the...

    Colt factory would have opened and closed the cylinder many times when fitting the ratchet and setting the timing during manufacture. On this 1955 Python, the cylinder is still stiff when swinging it...
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    I agree, here is a photo of my unfired 1955...

    I agree, here is a photo of my unfired 1955 Python. You can very faintly see the marks left by the proof firing at Colt on the recoil shield.
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    If new buyers purchase a Python clone, even if...

    If new buyers purchase a Python clone, even if halfway decent, they will then want an original example for their collection. Slight rise in price, me thinks.
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    I am not at all surprised.

    I am not at all surprised.
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    Sounds like powder residue got under the ejector...

    Sounds like powder residue got under the ejector star, clean it and see if that was the problem.
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    Probably Hogue Grips.

    Probably Hogue Grips.
  15. I can tell you right now the second Python is not...

    I can tell you right now the second Python is not stainless. Most likely e-nickel.
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    Nickel finish issue

    What would cause the nickel finish to ripple like this on the back of the frame? Not my gun.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/798696188
  17. You probably forgot to give them the prefix...

    You probably forgot to give them the prefix letter in front of the serial number.
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    The more you zoom in, the more distorted it gets....

    The more you zoom in, the more distorted it gets. It starts looking like other numbers. The best is your first photo link, using the + zoom on the web page. It is not 3915.
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    70n03039

    70n03039
  20. Faker can't even get the serial number right on...

    Faker can't even get the serial number right on the label, should be PE03347
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    Colt Archive Letters should be sent out in mailer...

    Colt Archive Letters should be sent out in mailer tubes.
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    Yep, most of my Colt Archive Letters arrived the...

    Yep, most of my Colt Archive Letters arrived the same way, all bent and creased.
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    Box label is fake.

    Box label is fake.
  24. Thread: Puzzling?

    by lbaker45
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    I bought this one for $3000.00 because it was new...

    I bought this one for $3000.00 because it was new in the box. That is what I would call a good deal.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/769940903
  25. Thread: Puzzling?

    by lbaker45
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    Python Elites might be coming down in price, this...

    Python Elites might be coming down in price, this one like new with original box sold on auction for $3976.00

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/762882807
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