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I am considering selling a Python, as the title says, a 6" blue serial number 773XXE, probably a 1977. It has been in the family since 1994. There is a little zig-zag scratching on the right side frame between the cylinder and the hammer with very little depth and the bluing doesn't seem to be damaged. Anybody want to take a shot at a fair selling price? Additional info 4/16- There may be a little problem with the pictures and glare. The only place the bluing is worn is on the right side right at the muzzle. The pictures make the cylinder look a little smokey or gray but the cylinder is a deep blue like the rest of the gun. I have found what may be the original wood box which has a scope cut-out in it, done before we acquired the gun. Pictures are a few posts away from this one.
 

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Nice looking gun. The side plate screw has been off or had a screwdriver on it, but over all the gun is nice. I would agree $2200-$2500 based on my recent purchases. However, the later guns tend to bring less than the early guns.
 

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There is no doubt it is in reasonably good shape. The sideplate screw can be replaced. I don't know what can be done about the blemish on the frame.
You can probably get $2K for it. If I was buying, I would not go too far past $1.6K. Maybe $1.7K. But that's just me.
A slightly beat Python is less attractive than a well thrashed one. And that is the problem.....if I want a shooter, I would prefer something a little more worldly with some definitive wear on it, and at a reasonable cost.
You are stuck with a good revolver that isn't quite what it ought to be, but almost.
Perhaps you might just take it out and blast the bejeezis out of it and put a few more miles on it. Make it into a true $1.6K shooter and call it good.
I apologize....this hasn't been much help...Get what you can for it.
 

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Tend to agree with Oberon's position. A buyer at $2500 probably has capacity to be a buyer at $2700 to $3000 and guns at that price range have less wear, less visible or no turn lines and the boxes etc..
The wear on your gun makes it really nice gun but falls out of what collector's are looking for. Certainly is a very nice gun, but most folks looking for a shooter top out around $2K. Per previous comments if information comes available that this was custom shop gun, perhaps that can bump higher. Recently purchased similar vintage gun in AZ for $2100 with no box/papers and slightly less visible wear.
 
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