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Hey All, Been a while since i was on here..Just picked up a stainless python-4"..ive had a number of blue pythons but never a stainless one..I paid $2,000 for it..not sure if thats what there going for- but it was in such nice shape i jumped on it..it has dark grips with the gold med. should it have these grips??? what should i clean it with???? again, i dont know to much about stainless guns..thanks for any help.........
 

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basically, you should be able to use the same cleaning stuff on a stainless gun as you use on blue guns. stainless is not like nickel where you have to worry about ammoniated solvents working on the nickel plating.
 

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Seriously Professor Flyboy."ammoniated solvents".D*
 

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2k is a steal for one in nice shape you did well.As TF said you are pretty safe, even with cleaners containing NH[SUB]3
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Great price for you, seller could have got more. My stainless Pythons came with rubber grips and silver medallions but the one stainless had wood and gold medallions. I wish I could find a 4" for $2000.
 

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I just picked up another 4" Stainless NIB (1985 Mfg) the grips are a dark brown with gold medallions. Based on everything I can find 1985 was a transition period for switching to rubber Pachmayr's. My 1991 4" Stainless version has the Rubber Pachmayr gripper.
 

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I just picked up another 4" Stainless NIB (1985 Mfg) the grips are a dark brown with gold medallions. Based on everything I can find 1985 was a transition period for switching to rubber Pachmayr's. My 1991 4" Stainless version has the Rubber Pachmayr gripper.
Colt introduced the Pachmayr rubber stocks/grips on the Python in 1980 and gave these Pythons a unique Model Number suffix "P" as seen on my NIB Nickel Python from that year. I am the original owner of the Python. There was a recent thread on the subject of Pachmayr stocks and Pythons here: http://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-revolvers/56586-help-python-question.html

 

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Congrats Mike. Looks like you are having great success on your hunts. Good for you sir
I just picked up another 4" Stainless NIB (1985 Mfg) the grips are a dark brown with gold medallions. Based on everything I can find 1985 was a transition period for switching to rubber Pachmayr's. My 1991 4" Stainless version has the Rubber Pachmayr gripper.
 

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Congrats Mike. Looks like you are having great success on your hunts. Good for you sir
Thanks. My window of opportunity to continue collecting is rapidly closing. There is a bill in front of our Governor that if he signs it will limit me to 2 private party transactions a year for non certified guns. On the bright side look at all the money ill save :)
 

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