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With a handful of guys getting their Python back from Colt I’m starting to feel anxious. I say this staying still calm, collected, and still patient. Panzer got his back a couple days ago. I know I was a tad behind him by a few days getting my Python in Colts hands. But I feel like mine was one of the first back to them with the crown issue. I do however feel like YouTube has helped 2 gentlemen get theirs back with a quickly turnaround because of the spotlight they’ve created for themselves and one of them still seems unhappy with his gun. Granted they didn’t have muzzle crown issues like mine did. Anyhow, I can’t wait to get the revolver back in my hands to start firing it again! :)
 

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With a handful of guys getting their Python back from Colt I’m starting to feel anxious. I say this staying still calm, collected, and still patient. Panzer got his back a couple days ago. I know I was a tad behind him by a few days getting my Python in Colts hands. But I feel like mine was one of the first back to them with the crown issue. I do however feel like YouTube has helped 2 gentlemen get theirs back with a quickly turnaround because of the spotlight they’ve created for themselves and one of them still seems unhappy with his gun. Granted they didn’t have muzzle crown issues like mine did. Anyhow, I can’t wait to get the revolver back in my hands to start firing it again! <img src="http://www.coltforum.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
When was yours sent back? Mine was received Jan 19th.
 

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Mine also had the muzzle crown issue, and I requested Colt to check the trigger pull and verify the cylinder was not susceptible to the rotation issue. Mine was received a little closer to the end of January I believe. Maybe 21st. I think that depending on what has to be done to correct the muzzle issue on each particular gun will determine of how long it’s gonna take. If I get mine back in March, I will be probably surprised. I’m looking for the opportunity to buy a 4” python before I think I will see my 6” come back home.
 

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This is my first post here, I've been a longtime lurker but never have felt like I had a good contribution so I've stayed quiet.

I'm on a waiting list at my local distributor and have about a hundred in front of me. I'm hoping that Colt will get it together and learn from all the returns that they're currently working on. I feel bad for all the guys and gals that are waiting for their early release Pythons to get fixed and back in their hands. It's not right to launch something as anticipated as the reissue Python without working out the bugs first.
I REALLY want mine but it looks like it'll be a while before I can finally own a gun I've wanted for over forty years.
 

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This is my first post here, I've been a longtime lurker but never have felt like I had a good contribution so I've stayed quiet.

I'm on a waiting list at my local distributor and have about a hundred in front of me. I'm hoping that Colt will get it together and learn from all the returns that they're currently working on. I feel bad for all the guys and gals that are waiting for their early release Pythons to get fixed and back in their hands. It's not right to launch something as anticipated as the reissue Python without working out the bugs first.
I REALLY want mine but it looks like it'll be a while before I can finally own a gun I've wanted for over forty years.
Welcome to the forum! This place is full of great information, kind and generous people, and a few bullshitters. Since you’ve stated that your a longtime lurker I’m sure you’ve weeded through some of that. Lol. You’ll get your Python and when you do you’ll love it. I can’t wait to get mine back. Since DTB stated above his is back on it’s way I’m sure mines not far behind. Colt will get it together and make it right. :)
 

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Question for the ones who sent back to Colt - when you get it back, where there any new "stamp" by Colt stating they have addressed/worked on it? Thank you.
 

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I’m really debating on canceling my order on the python at this point and going with the Dan Wesson.... The customer service and lack of answers from Colt make me think there is more to this than they are saying.

It can’t be this difficult to get your act together.

My hold up now is two things.... One, if I buy the Dan Wesson, the Colt will probably become a available as soon as I buy it... Two, even if I wait for the Colt, is there going to be some underlying issues that will rear it’s head down the road after the warranty runs out?

I really want a python, but every day that goes by makes me wonder if I want to deal with Colt.

And I am not a Colt basher, I have multiple Colt 1911’s.
 

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I agree that the whole launch of the python with a mess of problems & lack of response from Colt has turned me off on buying a new python. Was excited not anymore... Looking at a S&W 686 3" barrel & target sights and 7 rounds at 1/2 the price...why wait for Colt to pull it's head out of it's own a**.
 

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Sixgun, I hear what you're saying- but a friend is in the process of a mudfight with S&W because his new 3" barrel 7 round 686 came with a slightly canted barrel and they won't fix it, claiming it is within spec. It's all frustrating.
 

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Sixgun, I hear what you're saying- but a friend is in the process of a mudfight with S&W because his new 3" barrel 7 round 686 came with a slightly canted barrel and they won't fix it, claiming it is within spec. It's all frustrating.
Any time you send something back it’s extremely frustrating.... The last gun I sent back was a CZ... They were in contact with me the entire time and I had the gun back to my door in 3 weeks. That was including some custom machine work. This was on a CZ550 in 500 Jeffery. The magazine top rails needed an undercut to help with feeding all brands of ammo.
 

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I don't believe lack of communication with Colt is anything new and not confined to the Python...it's an ongoing thing with them. Ruger has an outstanding reputation for customer service and it seems most gun companies don't...whether US based or imports.

I must be one of the fortunate Python owners or at least among the silent majority of them who have no complaints with the product. My new Python is everything one could expect...accurate...beautiful finish and assembly. If there's any complaint from me it's to agree with what some have already said...the grooves in the trigger are a bit sharp.

I'm not going to knock the Dan Wesson but if you cancel your order for a new Python I think you'll regret it. Colt aficionados have waited for a new Python for years...I don't think a bit longer is unreasonable as Colt gets things sorted out. It's regrettable it happened...it shouldn't have happened but it did and Colt seems to be making things right. I'm thinking in a couple of months this will all be in the rear view mirror and we can go back to discussing (arguing?) about what's next for Colt and new, hoped for models and variations.
 

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I’ve lost 14 auctions so far over past 4 weeks on 2020 Pythons because I believe they're NOT worth over $1700, even for a first year. With the 3 issues they've got (trigger lockup, poor crown machining, and cheap looking groups), I'm sitting happy for now with the 5 Pythons I already own. When Colt identifies, by S/N, that the first two problems I listed are resolved, then I look forward to buying one.
 

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I’ve lost 14 auctions so far over past 4 weeks on 2020 Pythons because I believe they're NOT worth over $1700, even for a first year. With the 3 issues they've got (trigger lockup, poor crown machining, and cheap looking groups), I'm sitting happy for now with the 5 Pythons I already own. When Colt identifies, by S/N, that the first two problems I listed are resolved, then I look forward to buying one.
Anyone who would pay over $1500.00 for a new python deserves to be parted from their money. Its new, not a collectible, nor will it be for years.
 
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