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  1. Python
    I purchased a 1977 4” nickel Python in early 2012 at a gun show. At the time, I did not know a lot about all the technical details and what to look for; it was a spur of the moment purchase as I’d always wanted and admired them. I’ve shot it on a few dozen occasions, and it operates well. I...
  2. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    The hunt is just as fun as the find...but I have been on the hunt for a while (talking to many of you on here, calling online sellers, looking at gun shows/auctions/online) and I FINALLY found an original Colt M1900 nickel magazine "Pat'd Sept 9 1884". I recently purchased an early 3 digit SN...
  3. Colt Revolvers
    Hello everyone. I am new to this forum and I am enjoying reading years worth of good advice and interesting stories. I recently purchased a Colt Cobra made in 1969. It is unfired and has no box. There is a blemish on the Nickel right behind the cylinder. I have several questions if you...
  4. Python
    Hello all, I recently acquired my first Colt. It is a 1983 Python with the nickel electrolysis finish and my research has found that the pythons had an extra process before the finishing making it a higher quality termed "Royal" Coltguard versus just Coltguard used on other caliber revolvers...
  5. Python
    I just traded for my third Colt Python yesterday. It is a Colt Python 4 inch nickel from 1981. I has box and papers with it. I am trying to put a value on it. It has never been fired outside of the factory. The cylinder only has burn marks on every other chamber as done by the factory. Any help...
  6. Python
    Hello all, New to the forum, with a question I'd like to pose to the membership, as follows: I recently got a first-look at a local estate sale, roughly 65 handguns from a personal collection, one of which is a '72 Colt Python, 6" barrel in Nickel, with original box and paperwork. It's in...
  7. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Can anyone possibly help me with an apx value of a 1977 Mark IV series 70, 5 inch, appears to be nickel. Good condition, has surface scratches. Wont upload pics.
  8. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Does anyone know an apx value on a series 70 45 with 6 inch barrel, in Chrome? in very good condition! Thanks
  9. Colt Revolvers
    Early Colt Police Positives in Nickel had blued parts, hammer back and trigger, etc. Fire Blue was the norm. When did they change the finish on the parts to all nickel? I have seen pictures of pre 1910 revolvers all nickel and pics of blued triggers, etc. Was the change made to all revolver...
  10. The Lounge
    I recently came into the ownership of this beautiful colt. I have done some research and found that it was issued to the British Royal Air Force during WWI. Does anyone have any other info they might be able to give me in this weapon? Value etc...
  11. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I recently cam into the ownership of a beautiful Colt. It is a 1911 Colt .455 Eley and it in Nickel. It is a beautiful gun and I am trying to find out what it may be worth. I have done some research but don't know a lot about it as of yet. Does anyone have any information on this gem?
  12. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Hi everyone, I started a thread the other day asking for advice on the officer acp model and options for open carry. Thanks for your input and opinions! Those who saw it may remember I was considering something in a bright stainless finish (if I could find it) or nickel. I ended up finding...
  13. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Im Reeeeaaaallly trying to find one of these sweet things. please point me in the right direction, or sell me one... Thanks :)
  14. Python
    Getting this 6 inch blued Python from its original owner. Is this "N" an inspector stamp? He bought it in 79 which matches the serial number. Don't believe that this was ever refinished.Just puzzled by the letter. Is this where they stamped the nickel guns? Did the pachmayers not come up as high...
  15. The Lounge
    I have come into a Colt Python 6", according to the serial number the year of manufacture was 1982. Is there a way to tell the difference between a NICKEL and a STAINLESS STEEL. I read one time that if there is a "S" missing in the grove for the cylinder rod IT IS NICKEL. But, I just don't...
  16. Colt Revolvers
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  17. Colt-Smithing
    Hi Folks, I just picked up my first revolver, a Colt Python 357 6" barrel with a nickel finish and am unsure what products to use with this finish. Everything I've read says not to use any ammonia-containing products since the nickel finish is over a layer of copper which may possibly become...
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