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  1. WTT Pythons

    Want to Sell
    Find myself with a few too many pythons and would like to trade them for other snake guns in barrel lengths or finishes that I don’t currently have in collection. I would also consider early Colt revolvers and rare S&W. Below is picture of what I have for trade. Please note these are not for...
  2. Colt Collector in GA new to the site

    New Members Introduction
    Hi Everyone, I am a big Colt collector in Georgia and just signed up here on his forum. I am excited to see what fellow Colt enthusiasts can help me with when I have questions. I also am excited to see what special pieces others have collected. Some of my collection are engraved pieces I have...
  3. 1988 King Cobra Won't Fire!? Transfer Bar Probelm? Doesn't seem to be the firing pin?

    Hello, new to the forum and looking for some help here. I'll try to include all the information I can think of. I took my king cobra to the range on Tuesday, March 3rd for the first time in a few years. I had cleaned it and put it away, but pulled it out every now and again to admire it. I've...
  4. Colt Python 22

    I found a Colt catalog from 1981 and while looking through it I found something I almost forgot about. In 1981 Colt announced the Python was available in 22 LR and 22 Mag calibers. It was also the year of the Python Target 38 Special Cartridge (I remembered that because I have one). I have to...
  5. New Python for MSRP

    Colt Revolvers
    Just got an email from my LGS that they are expecting a batch of the new Pythons in 4 and 6 inch. They are taking $300 checks to hold until they come in and you start the paperwork. I am on my way there now to drop off a check in a while. They will only charge MSRP for these guns. Unlike the...
  6. New to forum

    New Members Introduction
    Hello all - I just recently purchased a 1978 6" Nickel Python and was hoping to gain some insight from others such as to where is a good place to purchase spare parts - ie...side plate screws and such. Also, what individuals have found out to be the best at keeping the guns finish clean and shiny?
  7. 1983 Colt Python - Is the Royal Colt Guard Finish a Rare and more Valuable 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...
  8. Python 4" Nickel Never Fired

    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...
  9. 60's era 2.5" blue python prices

    Looking for feed back on current prices paid for 60's era 2.5" blue pythons. My recent purchase was a 64
  10. Finnish

    Is nickel the same as E-nickel on a python?
  11. New guy from florida

    New Members Introduction
    Hey guys. I have been a long time lurker but decided to join finally. I am mostly a USPSA / 1911 guy but looking forward to learning about their older revolvers. Has anyone heard of the colt "Stalker" sries of revolvers? Ran across one on GB that looks to be in great condition but don't...
  12. Proofs on Python

    I have an original finish 1977, 6", Colt Python, factory tuned. I do have the original stocks as well. I was the original purchaser. This was my duty gun in the 1980's. I need help remembering what the proof marks mean as I have forgotten over time. There are triangles with a letter P inside...
  13. '63 Python

    Photos Area
    Newbie, just trying to figure out posting pics on this forum. Bear with me.
  14. Advice on '72 6" Nickel Python, Estate Sale

    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...
  15. Photo Gallery of our Handgun Restorations

    Custom Shop Inc.
    Here is a link to the Completed Handguns Gallery on our website where we showcase many of the different revolver and pistol models and finishes we have restored here at Custom Shop, Inc. Completed Handguns Gallery - Custom Shop Also, here is a link to our Before & After Gallery where you...
  16. Python end shake

    I am new to the forum, but I am hoping I that I might be able to get some help on a Python Elite that belonged to my father. The firearm was purchased about 2000 and hasn't had too many rounds put through it (maybe a few hundred). The lock up seems perfect and I have no other issues, however...
  17. Restoration (Before & After Photos) of Fire Damaged Revolvers

    Custom Shop Inc.
    We've been getting quite a few firearms in that were damaged by the Fire Storms that raged through Northern California a few months ago. Of the 5 revolvers we received from a single household, we finished the restoration work on one of their Colt Pythons. Here are some of the Before and After...
  18. Damaged Revolvers from Recent California Fire Storms

    Custom Shop Inc.
    We've been getting quite a few firearms in that were damaged by the Fire Storms that raged through Northern California a few months ago. Here are some from a single household (2 Colt Pythons, 1 Colt Diamondback, and a couple of Smith & Wesson's) that we are starting to work on now. Soon, we...
  19. 1977 Nickle Python

    Found a 1977 Colt Python nickle 4", with a letter from colt stating it was issued to Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor vehicles ( Fl Troopers) and he wants a premium because of it, does it really increase value with this document? Appreciate the info....
  20. Suggestions on in-barrel rust

    Topic has been beat to death probably, but nevertheless ideas and suggestions welcome. Bought it the other day haven't got to shoot it yet. New owner (python) as well, so anything I should lookout for? Thanks.