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3 interesting and informative articles on the Python from a 1977 American Handgunner magazine. It includes interviews with Colt python assembler and later custom shop manager Al DeJohn and Adelbert "Al" Gunther. These two gentlemen assembled all the first year Pythons and Al assembled the first one. Good reading and good reference material. It's a PDF file that can be downloaded and saved. articles start on page 38

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http://www.americanhandgunner.com/1977issues/AHJF77.pdf
 

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3 interesting and informative articles on the Python from a 1977 American Handgunner magazine.

http://www.americanhandgunner.com/1977issues/AHJF77.pdf
Thanks Mike --

Actually, there are 4 great articles in that particular issue that should be of interest to Colt collectors.

The Python Story (Massad Ayoob, p38-43 65)
The Custom Python (Massad Ayoob, p44-47)
The First Python (By Adalbert (Al) Gunther, as told to Massad Ayoob, p48-49)
Pros & Cons of Gun Engraving (Ron Swartley, p33-35)

In order to separate some of the articles from the entire magazine, I downloaded a trial (http://www.pdfpro10.com/trial/com) version of PDF Pro to try. Very easy to use and if they offer a special pricing, I will forward that info on to the forum admins for approval.
 

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Remembering that gun writers, even very good one's sometimes get things wrong, Ayoob mentions wondering why the Python never offered the option of a Target trigger, since one was available from Colt for the Officer's Model Match and Trooper.

In fact, Colt never offered a wide target trigger option for the OMM or Trooper.
Which points up that no one can remember everything.
 
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