1)Yes, I agree with you about the magnificent bluing on the Colt Pythons!
2)Congratulation's on your lucky find! It's very hard to find Pythons here in Kalifornia! You have to be first, to find them(Or, you lose out!)and, you have no choice in whatever you might find(You either take it-or, you leave it!)! Then, you wonder, if you will ever get a second chance for another Python(Since we can only obtain these older Pythons via a PPT or a gun that has been "Consigned" to a Gun Shop!)? I just suddenly got real "Lucky" to find my Pythons(All at once, during a one month period of time!)! I had been looking for years-but, never had any luck obtaining any Pythons! I'm happy that my ship finally came in!
My Python came from an estate sale. All guns with a pony on them are getting more expensive. I'm in the market for a -70 series or a pre-70 series 1911. I'm not a collector but I really like older Colts.