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Hi lads;

You know I can never figure out the gun prices between here (Canada) and the US.

For example the price of the Pythons. I can buy them here for $1200. or less without the box or papers. 4", 6" doesn't matter and stainless is about the same around here.

Now I've just found a Colt King Cobra on a Canadian site and the gent wants $700.00 He's had it since 1994 and says he's fired around 500 rounds over the years.

Does this sound like a great deal to you guys? I checked GunBroker for example and they all seem to be going (or asking) $1,400.00 and up, and I mean way up there.

Here's a couple of photos I got from the site and as usual, I would value your opinion on this one. I think I can see a few light scratches on the right side but that's about it I think.

Thanks fellas

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Those sound like great prices, Bud, but I live in an abstract situation where both guns you mentioned aren't allowed into the state and we can only buy what's here already. So prices are inflated here. There's an 8" nickel posted locally for $3500. I've seen 4" blued shooters for $1400 before.
 

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Bud at 1200 a piece for pythons sounds like you ought to be a buying very darn one you can find my freind and flipping them to us forum members for a small profit. How about getting me a set of Boas for just double that!!!! Ill PM. You my address LOL
 

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The King Cobra's in Canada go for $1,500 to $1,600 as well if they have a 6" barrel. The difference is a barrel in 4" or less goes for near half the price in Canada because in the middle 1990's the Liberal government brought in a law stating that a 4 inch or less barrel is in a prohibited classification and that from that time on anyone who didn't already have that status could no longer get one. The ones who have that license were grandfathered and there's few that have one. So there is very few buyers for a 4" barrel.
 

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That'd be nice but it's such a hassle getting handguns with 4" barrels across to the US.

I sold a 4" stainless Colt Python to a fellow on this board a few years ago and you wouldn't believe the hassle. He had to have a "valid" reason for importing, where I only had to box it up and send it. It's the paperwork that gets to me. Government hoops and holes, and government paper.

If I were to come across anything that you might like though I would certainly see what I could do for you. There's actually another 4" Python on the same board up here for $1,200.00 but I don't care for the look of it. Fairly blurry photos with little detail, and not very inviting so I wouldn't touch it myself.

Here's one of the photos the gentleman just sent to me on this $700.00 one and even these few little marks (white arrow) bother me enough where I might just leave it alone. As if the marks weren't bad enough, this screw slot (yellow arrow) makes me wonder what he's also done to the trigger/hammer/sear group. I'm pretty sure that this chewed up screw becomes a deal breaker for me. What would you do?

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Bud at 1200 a piece for pythons sounds like you ought to be a buying very darn one you can find my freind and flipping them to us forum members for a small profit. How about getting me a set of Boas for just double that!!!! Ill PM. You my address LOL
 

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I'd say if you're close enough to go look at it that's the thing to do then you can decide whether to buy it or not.
personally a blue king cobra for 700., I'd jump on it. :cool:
 

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The King Cobra's in Canada go for $1,500 to $1,600 as well if they have a 6" barrel. The difference is a barrel in 4" or less goes for near half the price in Canada because in the middle 1990's the Liberal government brought in a law stating that a 4 inch or less barrel is in a prohibited classification and that from that time on anyone who didn't already have that status could no longer get one. The ones who have that license were grandfathered and there's few that have one. So there is very few buyers for a 4" barrel.
Huh? A 4" or less barrel is in a "prohibited classification?" Nivlac, I feel sorry for you and Bud and all Canadian gun lovers. It seems like absolute lunacy, kinda like Republik of Kaleefornya type lunacy. The more I read of Canadian restrictions, the more I wonder how you guys avoid Gestapo-like raids on your homes and mass roundups of all you "insurgents" way up north. Anyways, sorry about the rant. Bud, here in SW Florida a $700 Cobra like you're looking at wouldn't last five minutes at a LGS or a gun show.
 

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Hi lads;

You know I can never figure out the gun prices between here (Canada) and the US.

For example the price of the Pythons. I can buy them here for $1200. or less without the box or papers. 4",
Nivlac said it..... Matchlock, there is more offer than demand on the 12-6 guns (guns with barrels 4" and under and .32 and under) and the pool of licensed buyers is getting smaller every year.
Fortunately some companies like S&W now make 4 1/4 and up barrels that are easily exported to Canada. Unfortunately all the older short barrels will be destroyed by the time the last potential buyer dies in around 50 years.:(

Too bad you missed my Ruger!
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Any type of marred or chewed up screw is a deal breaker for me. It only shows that if they could not use the correct screw driver what did they mess up on the inside. I am sure something is mess up or needed to be fixed and wasn't.
 
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