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I am a new member and this would be my first post. I found a bright nickel Python that has been re finished and from the looks of the photo's it appears to have been done in a quality manner. The owner did the refinishing himself and I have seen several others that he has completed and sold. He has experience at this and a history. My question is does this detract from the value of the revolver from a collectors standpoint & would it make a difference if it had been done by Colt at the factory ? Is a Python that looks brand new with stock wood grips worth say two grand even though it has a new BNF ?

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Whenever a firearm is refinished it drastically effects it's value. Collectors like NIB factory correct examples, when a firearm is refinished it turns into a "shooter" not a safe queen. Even when Colt does the refinish it hurts the value, just not as much IMO.
 

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Exactly what I expected to hear, guess you gotta have deep pockets for good lookin shooter snake .
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