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Thanks--been at the ranch last week got back yesterday and going back in a couple of days for another 4 days :( tired. Have a call into Jill at Hogue to see if they can do it. If they cannot my custom revolver Smith can, in fact made them before for me. I have a few of the rifle blanks and a couple warped a little while curing the last 10 years--stuff is a PIA but worth it. :) Even have a custom 308 Marlin built with it by Marlin and documented lol!

Will most likely pick it up tomorrow as it is not delivered yet showing"On FedEx vehicle for delivery" .
You have way more patience that I do. I'd be in a corner chair at my FFL waiting for the delivery to arrive. :-].
I think you'll like the 4.25 Python a lot. Loose screws notwithstanding, it's a very smooth and accurate shooter.
The mesquite grips sound amazing. Hopefully you won't have to wait long to source them. Good luck!
 
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You have way more patience that I do. I'd be in a corner chair at my FFL waiting for the delivery to arrive. :-].
I think you'll like the 4.25 Python a lot. Loose screws notwithstanding, it's a very smooth and accurate shooter.
The mesquite grips sound amazing. Hopefully you won't have to wait long to source them. Good luck!
LOL just hung up with Jill. She is sending me an email with pricing. She did not know what Screwbean Mesquite was. :)

Pistol was delivered about 30 minutes ago and they do have it. Will get it in the morning. Not going to fight the traffic to go over there right now. :) The loose screw issue has been addressed going forward. Will not have to worry about that. Going to take it to the ranch in NM to shoot later this week! We just started a 38 stage fraq on 4 wells Sunday. Going to do some shooting--cannot wait! 20200307_173746.jpg
 

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I got off the phone with Colt for an update on my Python. Very vague status of “field testing”. I think they are still having some fun with my revolver. :)
 

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I got off the phone with Colt for an update on my Python. Very vague status of “field testing”. I think they are still having some fun with my revolver. <img src="http://www.coltforum.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Mine was in range testing for almost two weeks before I got it back. Hang tight.
 

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I wonder how many Pythons they have to re-shoot? Especially if they have to go back and re-shoot all the unsold Pythons that needed to be modified.
That could be lots and LOTS of Pythons that need shootin'. I wonder if they're taking volunteers... :-}
 

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Matter of individual taste.
No, simply saying they could have spent the extra coin and put nice solid grips on it. Anyway after cancelling my first order I have broken down and put a deposit on the next shipment of guns since Colt seems to have ironed out their issues. Shipment is due in June. $2200 Canadian pesos plus tax.
 

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Laminated wood is typically used because it's cheaper and more stable. But traditionally, solid wood is more valuable for gun stocks, guitars, furniture, etc. So yes, laminated or solid walnut may be a personal preference. But laminated is a cheaper solution than solid walnut.

You won't see many people ordering a custom Kimber, Cooper, Shiloh, or Rigby with laminated wood. Top tier guns deserve solid wood, and well figured AA or AAA class too. Here I see Ithaca lets customers choose what level they want, from the lowest (but still solid) to AAA. https://ithacagun.com/product/wood-upgrade-fancy-aa-grade-black-walnut/

 

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No, simply saying they could have spent the extra coin and put nice solid grips on it. Anyway after cancelling my first order I have broken down and put a deposit on the next shipment of guns since Colt seems to have ironed out their issues. Shipment is due in June. $2200 Canadian pesos plus tax.
Well Got the email about how to ship the block of wood to them. Going to do that when I get back from the ranch next week. Going to shoot it out there and break it in lol. Just picked it up earlier this morning. 20200310_121323[1].jpg 20200310_121301[1].jpg
 

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Well Got the email about how to ship the block of wood to them. Going to do that when I get back from the ranch next week. Going to shoot it out there and break it in lol. Just picked it up earlier this morning. View attachment 686961 View attachment 686963
Looks perfect as it should be! Let us know how it goes! I wanted the 6 inch that looks like Rick’s gun on the TWD. You have the six inch as well? I have read through this whole thread but don’t recall.

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Looks perfect as it should be! Let us know how it goes! I wanted the 6 inch that looks like Rick’s gun on the TWD. You have the six inch as well? I have read through this whole thread but don’t recall.

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I am picky. Double action was magnificent! Fit and finish outstanding! Single action is at least a pound or more heavier and has creep!
 

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Do ya'll think this coronavirus panic is going to further delay what already seems to be a long wait for the new Python? Placed an order for the 6in model on Jan 9th at my LGS and I'm still waiting...lol
 

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Do ya'll think this coronavirus panic is going to further delay what already seems to be a long wait for the new Python? Placed an order for the 6in model on Jan 9th at my LGS and I'm still waiting...lol
I wouldn't think so......but if a couple of employees at the factory get it, I'd guess that there will be a disruption of some sort.
 

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It's not just the potential of a slowdown at Colt but throughout the entire supply chain...transportation companies to the distributors to the retailers. An interruption anywhere in the chain of supply can back everything up. It will do Colt no good if their loading dock is full of Pythons and no trucks can show to pick them up.
 

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I received my 6” python back today. That’s about all that I can tell you so far because other obligations at the moment. It appears to me that Colt polished the muzzle dings. I don’t know because there was no paperwork that told what was done.
First off. I can understand that Colt requires a signature, but it sure would have been swell if i could have changed the delivery to Hold at FedEx at least. There was no communication and no hint of when it was coming despite my efforts to find that out.

COLT. Your service communication is an F. You cannot do worse than you did.
As far as anything fixed. I guess I will have to try it and see if they did anything to it or not . It showed back up that’s all I can say at the moment.
 

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I received my 6” python back today. That’s about all that I can tell you so far because other obligations at the moment. It appears to me that Colt polished the muzzle dings. I don’t know because there was no paperwork that told what was done.
First off. I can understand that Colt requires a signature, but it sure would have been swell if i could have changed the delivery to Hold at FedEx at least. There was no communication and no hint of when it was coming despite my efforts to find that out.

COLT. Your service communication is an F. You cannot do worse than you did.
As far as anything fixed. I guess I will have to try it and see if they did anything to it or not . It showed back up that’s all I can say at the moment.
Im glad you got your Python back. How does the muzzle look? Are you satisfied? I’m definitely not surprised on the lack of communication. Sure would’ve been nice to know it was headed your way! I called the other day and mine was still getting field tested. I don’t understand the hold up. I’m trying to maintain patience but not going to lie, as time goes on I know frustration will take over. But, I’ll try and take the high road. I always do usually. I completely understand mistakes were made, dings and screws not tightened, ect. But at the same time I spent $1500 and I have nothing to show for it. I really have taken a break from social media cause I’m sick of seeing Colt post promos of their new Python saying “Have You Picked Up Yours Yet?!” Lol. I’m like yeah, I was one of the first and now you have it and playing with it. Lol. It’s all good. Just gonna keep waiting it out. I’ll break out my 79 blued Python and admire it until then. My wife tells me to stop worrying about my Python. I said you do the same about toilet paper. ;)
 
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