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If it's not the same exact weapon then they need to call it the Python II or something else. This is as bad as FCA rolling out a new plush SUV for soccer moms called the Cherokee that can't even follow one of the ancient old XJ Cherokees too far off the trail without getting stuck. Yes I know Colt is paying good money to keep the old trademarks, but calling a mass-produced, MIM-laden revolver a Python is a slap in the face to all Colt lovers.
 

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Gentlemen, it will only be a Python in name, they wont be able to produce a hand fitted, tuned action. it wont be cost effective and frankly they dont have the skilled labor except perhaps in the custom shop. Im sure the action, lockwork will change to facilitate mass production, assemblers not skilled fitters needed. The only semblance of the Python will probably be the signature ventilated rib and under lug. Colt will probably produce something to meet the S&W 586, 686 head on but with the rampant Colt logo. I hate to sound so negative but from a business standpoint this is my interpretation of how Colt will proceed with the reintroduction of the Python.
 

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So, let us hope that the stacking is engineered out of the double action. But, watch "classic" Python prices hit the roof once the true gen2 emerges.
 

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If Colt makes a new model of the Python & they put in the craftsmanship like was done with the new King Cobra, Then Colt
should do very well making a new Python. The new KC is darn near perfect IMHO. Yes I agree to the "wait & see" attitude.

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First, have a look at this thread where the question about a new Python was asked years ago and ALL the internet experts weighed in and said absolutely not, Colt will never make another new Python again. https://www.coltforum.com/forums/python/103252-colt-going-reintroduce-python-revolver.html

Now it should be agreed that Colt will 99% never make a new Python like how it did the old one (i.e., hand made). It would be CNC made and everyone here is saying it won't be as good as the old, hand-made ones were. This is not necessarily true.

Consider an older Python to be like a Browning B25. Both were made by hand to exacting tolerances and are excellent firearms that are highly desirable. The B25 is still made that way. Is it the best there is? Browning says so Tullio Fabbri would disagree. His guns are considered the absolute best shotguns on earth and are almost completely machine made (apart from assembly). He has a $10 million CNC machine just to make screws. Korth went from making its revolvers like old Pythons and B25s (all hand made) to making them like Fabbris. They are different from the older models but still highly desirable.

If Colt can use very high quality materials and mfg these guns to exacting tolerances, there is no reason to believe that a new Python would not be a desirable gun in its own right. If it could make the new Python to be the equal or better of a new Korth National Standard, I would love to have some.
 

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First, have a look at this thread where the question about a new Python was asked years ago and ALL the internet experts weighed in and said absolutely not, Colt will never make another new Python again. https://www.coltforum.com/forums/python/103252-colt-going-reintroduce-python-revolver.html

Now it should be agreed that Colt will 99% never make a new Python like how it did the old one (i.e., hand made). It would be CNC made and everyone here is saying it won't be as good as the old, hand-made ones were. This is not necessarily true.

Consider an older Python to be like a Browning B25. Both were made by hand to exacting tolerances and are excellent firearms that are highly desirable. The B25 is still made that way. Is it the best there is? Browning says so Tullio Fabbri would disagree. His guns are considered the absolute best shotguns on earth and are almost completely machine made (apart from assembly). He has a $10 million CNC machine just to make screws. Korth went from making its revolvers like old Pythons and B25s (all hand made) to making them like Fabbris. They are different from the older models but still highly desirable.

If Colt can use very high quality materials and mfg these guns to exacting tolerances, there is no reason to believe that a new Python would not be a desirable gun in its own right. If it could make the new Python to be the equal or better of a new Korth National Standard, I would love to have some.

I think a new Python will be GREAT!!!! I agree with all that is said above. In some ways, a new Python might just be better then the old.
 

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IF and WHEN it happens, it will be massed produced with plenty of cast and MIM parts and way overpriced. Don't hold your breath!! And I agree that it will not reduce the outrageous prices of the original Pythons.
 

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these are very hard times in the gun industry. I know of a few gun shops back home that were betting on an HRC win in 2016 with panic buying expected to ensue for AR15s so they bought every AR they could get their hands on. Those guns are still sitting unboxed in inventory, stacked floor to ceiling. So something new is needed and unless Colt has a new plastic, striker-fired, wonder 9 up its sleeve (owing to the current market shortage of such guns ;)), then a new Python is just what it needs.
 

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This is the first I've heard of it, and I hope its true.

This isn't 1955, and they aren't building the Space Shuttle. With CNC machinery they can produce parts that don't require old men in green eye shades and sleeve garters to make them fit.

If they do re-engineer the action I hope they at least make it look like a proper Python on the outside.
 

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I would like to toss out there that if anybody is fixed on a revolver made in the old timey way, there is always the Manurhin 73 to be had.
 

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I think I could like a New Colt Python with a 2.5 to 4 inch barrel, good sights, nice walnut and in 357 Magnium. If they give it a little attention to accuracy all the better. It will be modern, sure, and likely stainless steel but it does not sound too bad at all given what is available in the new current revolver market. Yup I think I would even buy one, or two. Make it a 2.5 inch barrel Python without a lock, made in USA, great trigger, walnut with nice cut checkering, and brushed stainless steel.
 

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I'm sure there will be no shortage of opinions if and when a new Python gets released. Maybe a new sub-forum would appropriate...a Python 2.0 sub-forum and a Python Classic (or Real Python) category.
 

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Even if it's full of MIM parts I'll probably at least entertain having one, especially a 6" gun. Probably high polish stainless unless they figure out how to duplicate that beautiful bluing from the old days vs. the blackish cold blue I see now.
 

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One problem is there is almost no one that knows how to work on the older Colt double action lockwork. I wonder if they will use the old design or if it will just look like a Python from the outside. I have matching Officer's Model Match revolvers in .38 and .22 and fell very lucky to have them. I remember when Pythons were about $800.00 and they were way out of my price range!

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