I am obviously curious as well.I've never seen it before, i am curious to know if that sticker was put on by Colt, gun shop or individual. You would think it wasn't put on by Colt because i've seen a lot of electroless Python boxes and that sticker was never on any of them.
If not from Colt, it ought to be from a distributor. I mean, who else would go through the trouble and expense of printing stickers like that? I doubt it's a modern addition, simply because there wouldn't be any reason to reproduce or create an oddball "mystery sticker" like this.I've never seen it either. Maybe from a distributor for retailers to put on boxes?
I've seen one other sticker like that, and I can't recall if it was exactly the same or not, but if not, it was pretty similar with the same styling font/design. It was on an early '80s SAA, which I believe was slightly customized, e-nick being one feature. I could tell the sticker was real, like this Python sticker.If not from Colt, it ought to be from a distributor. I mean, who else would go through the trouble and expense of printing stickers like that? I doubt it's a modern addition, simply because there wouldn't be any reason to reproduce or create an oddball "mystery sticker" like this.
Exactly. Said vendor can be very "creative", but it would make absolutely no sense faking something that nobody even knows exists. I'm 100% sure that it was on the box at the time the gun was sold, so the question is who applied it. It would be very easy to make labels like that with modern scanners, labels and printers, but they were probably not very common back then. Somebody must have gone through the trouble of having them designed and printed, so I'd rule out any outfit other than Colt or a large distributor.Highly skeptical from Sparta. That guy reproduces known items so he can sell and defraud people. Nobody seems to know anything about the origins of this sticker so your speculation makes no sense to me.