I would say HELL YEAH at that price! I paid $300 for my 6" Peacekeeper, and I thought that was a good price. If the condition is as good as you describe, $285 is a steal! It was the second 6" I've run into. I passed up the first one, so I said I wasn't passing up a second chance. Mine looked to be unfired when I got it. It didn't come with box or papers, but I found a Colt case for it for only $5. I have heard of the 4" version, but I have never seen even a picture of one! Buy it now, and then show us some pics! You will LOVE it. I know some people put down the MkVs because they aren't Pythons, but my Peacekeeper is the only DA Colt I have that I will sit down with and shoot in the DA mode all day long. The double action is that good! Here's a pic of mine to further persuade you. BTW, you didn't say if it has original grips. The orignals are the ones pictured on mine.
What Frank Said! They're hard to find around here, and $285 for almost any colt in near new condition is a gift.
Lots of us would gladly take it off your hands for $285 so the chance of you losing any money is nill.
Well, I finally picked up my new Peacekeeper last week (buying a handgun take time in New York). I took it to the range on Saturday and shot up a box of wadcutters and a handful of magnum reloads. Fantastic! She's a keeper. Thanks for your help, guys. (Sorry no pictures).
I was searching for information on the Peacekeeper, as I ran across a 4" copy at my dealer today. Asking price was $400. No box or papers, looks like it was fired very little.
Great looking work gun, 3Ts and a nice feel to the action as well.
For a gun that's not on the CA approved list, it's certainly a deal in this state.
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Mickey - I've taken my Peacekeeper to the range several times since buying it back in September. The Peacekeeper is a fantastic gun. One of my favorite shooting Colts.
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DBacker, I see in the thread above you aquired a 4"er also. How does the trigger pull feel? Balance?
I bought the one I was looking at, now have to weight the 15 days required by CA before pickup.
Mickey - the DA trigger on my Peacekeeper is not "Python-smooth" but it is certainly adequate. It is much like the Anaconda's trigger. Most of my shooting is single-action and the SA pull is excellent.
The balance is great. 4" is the perfect size for the V-frame gun, IMO.