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I'm looking at a nickel finish Python with a 4 inch barrel and Colt rubber grips. SN is K66xxxx. This gun looks to me to be 98%.

Are nickel Pythons a little more rare than blued Pythons? if so, how much more rare? What year is this gun? Any idea on value.

(I know, I know... location, location, etc, etc. Just offer up your opinions of value if you want. I understand all the usual disclaimers.)

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Likely to be 1981 production. Nickel plated Pythons do tend to go for a bit more than blued, especially if the plating is in near perfect condition. The one your looking at and in 98% or better condition might bring $800 to $900. The satin nickel finish is worth even more.
 

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That pricing is about right as an average.

The only "problem" with nickel Pythons, is a persistent rumor that Colt plated Pythons that had a bad polish job.

The story goes that when the polisher had a bad day, the "defective" Python was pulled out and sent to the platers to "cover up" the bad polishing.

This is rank "BS", but in some parts of the country, it still persists.

Today, ON AVERAGE, a nickel Python brings a slight premium.
 
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