You seem to know EVERYTHING there is about Pythons and I sure "THANK YOU" you for all your contribution.
So, tell us what you DONT KNOW about these firearms.
Bet you have never been asked that question before : )
I DON'T know "everything" about Pythons or anything else.
I used to be in the business, and spent a LOT of time and money buying books, reading them, seeing and working on a lot of Colt's.
Spend enough time, effort, and money, and you too can "know everything".
Kind of like being an "overnight success" after spending 35 years of effort.
There's a LOT I don't know.
I THOUGHT I knew about all the versions of Colt post-war target grips, but a few weeks ago I came across a "transition" grip.
This apparently was a transition between the second type with the curved checkering around the medallion, and the third type with the straight checkering below the medallion.
This transition had a curved area around the medallion, blending into a straight portion at from and back of the pattern.
Sort of like the straight border checkering with a circular cutout in the middle for the medallion.
It had the "thumb rest" on both sides.
So, whenever you think you know it all.....guess again you don't know Sh**.
[This message has been edited by dfariswheel (edited 07-30-2004).]
As long as the subject is "everything" about Pythons that dfariswheel knows, I will respectfully ask what he knows about the box style of early first-year Pythons?
dfariswheel, do you think early Python boxes are the medium brown leatherette higned style (as used with the early Officers Model Match and "357" for instance) with the gold end label, or the telescoping woodgrain style with the yellow end label?
Have you ever seen one of the medium brown leatherette hinged boxes with a serial number written on it?
Colt boxes are an enigma sometimes. As an illustration, I have an early dark brown hinged box with a Detective Special end label and a sticker on the lid end stating "LIGHTWEIGHT." The serial number on the box bottom indicates a very early Cobra.
Correct boxes are hot right now (just check the prices on eBay), and this early Python box issue has been on my mind. Any thoughts?