Can someone please tell me what was the first year colt put the red insert in the front sight of a 2 1/2 bbl nickel python ? thank's. god bless ya
Your '81 Python may have rr/wo sights but it's not factory and were changed. No Pythons (or any other Colt) had rr/wo sights in 1981. The stainless Pythons were the first to get the rr/wo sights and that was about 3 years later.I have a nickel 6" with RR/WO and it is 1981, K-188XX.
Nice piece. I've never seen any 1981 Pythons with rr/wo either. I can see a special order Custom Shop Python from 1982 having it but not the standard production model. Like stated, the standard production stainless versions were the first to get rr/wo's in around late '84 and late '86 for the '87 line-up for the blued counterparts.Here is my 1982 Custom Shop Python with red insert / white outline sights. I have seen earlier Pythons with this Custom Shop feature, but none prior to 1981. Hope this helps and good luck.
Very true and I'm one to say that however, unless it is stated on an archive letter or you have a Custom Shop label stating that like Kanatak, I would beg to differ and will say it didn't come with rr/wo sights.Your '81 Python may have rr/wo sights but it's not factory and were changed. No Pythons (or any other Colt) had rr/wo sights in 1981. The stainless Pythons were the first to get the rr/wo sights and that was about 3 years later.
Well, well, maybe, maybe not. As some famous board member once said, "with Colt, nothing is certain".
Ok I'll rephrase that. Maybe I should've said no standard production Colts came with rr/wo sights in 1981. I knew there were special order options from the Custom Shop and like Kanatak also says, he either has not seen this sight configuration on any standard production Pythons from these years. Unless you have an archive letter or a Custom Shop label stating it has rr/wo sights, it's nothing more than a standard Python unless you have proof it's from the Custom Shop and came that way. If your '81 Python has rr/wo then Great! If it does then it's possible it's a Custom Shop gun. I was never trying to make light of what you had but you will never know if it came from the factory that way or if the sights were later added without a letter or the original box with a Custom Shop label stating rr/wo. Not a label or box from Mr. Colt box man. That's all I'm saying.No Pythons (or any other Colt) had rr/wo sights in 1981. I see no caveat with that sentence. You have seen two today. I'll leave it at that.