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I hope that’s a legit pic. If so it may put an end to all the “they’ll never make real Python” talk.

I follow Colt on Facebook and whenever they post anything at all half of the comments are - Great, but when are you bringing back the Python? I’m sure that will just change to - whaaaa whaaaa it costs too much!
 

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I'm hoping this is not on the Cobra KC frame and is a bit larger. I'd like to see a 2.5 and or 3" length. Looking forward to it!
 

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At first I thought the picture was a hoax, like an air soft dressed up. If that is the New Python, and it looks the part, it is a new action from the old python. That was a given tho. Also it’s not an old python dressed up because notice the side plate screw, same as the new KC’s. I can’t enlarge the picture to get better looks, but IF it’s real, those with stainless pythons are going to be hurting. It’s surprising how close that gun looks. Of course action will not be hand fitted like old, but 90% of python buyers only care about looks. Actually 75% of python buyers are only “keeping up with the Jones”. If that’s it, stainless pythons will nose dive to no more than 50% more than this one costs. Short barrels will stay strong until they introduce those. Then grown men will feel like crying that sank near 10k or more in them. This is all IF that’s the New Python. It almost looks too close to be true. I’m not buying it just yet (the picture :)). Also I’ve looked at the king cobra target compared to this. This one is definitely a larger frame.
 

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I’d guess that the front site is held on by an Allen screw on the front. If it’s in the $1500 price range and not some limited run that you can’t get your hands on than I’ll definitely be a buyer.

Would love to see a short barrel version.
 

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What is holding the front site on?
this was one thing I spent several minutes on.... I see no pin. One reason I thought hoax for sure at first until I looked at rest of it, case, and papers. I just noticed after my post
Skw said picture is legit. He seems to always have “the goods” lol. He said it’s $1500. That’s good enough for me to believe it for now. Can’t wait to see those on Gunbroker with pics-which will be bringing 2x retail... must be nice to have money to burn like that.
 

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I’d guess that the front site is held on by an Allen screw on the front. If it’s in the $1500 price range and not some limited run that you can’t get your hands on than I’ll definitely be a buyer.

Would love to see a short barrel version.
Screwed in from above ? That would explain it.
 

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As long as the price isnt outrageous I will be buying one....if a gun shop in western ever gets one that is....Colt has a bad track record with having available in gun stores in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas....we rarely ever see new Colts
 

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Screwed in from above ? That would explain it.
Probably an Allen screw from the front like on the new Cobra and King Cobra.

There's something else I noticed in the image that azshot posted. That manual has a photograph on the cover. The only other Colt manuals that I've seen that on are the new Cobra and KC.
 

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Screwed in from above ? That would explain it.
Probably an Allen screw from the front like on the new Cobra and King Cobra.

There's something else I noticed in the image that azshot posted. That manual has a photograph on the cover. The only other Colt manuals that I've seen that on are the new Cobra and KC.
Here’s to hoping that the sight is bored and there is a countersunk screw that comes in from the top front instead of the muzzle end. In a way I guess I’m glad that they don’t have the traditional pins on the rib side holding them on. It kind of distinguishes from the first gen with the two pins, and the newer one pin models.
 

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At first I thought the picture was a hoax, like an air soft dressed up. If that is the New Python, and it looks the part, it is a new action from the old python. That was a given tho. Also it’s not an old python dressed up because notice the side plate screw, same as the new KC’s. I can’t enlarge the picture to get better looks, but IF it’s real, those with stainless pythons are going to be hurting. It’s surprising how close that gun looks. Of course action will not be hand fitted like old, but 90% of python buyers only care about looks. Actually 75% of python buyers are only “keeping up with the Jones”. If that’s it, stainless pythons will nose dive to no more than 50% more than this one costs. Short barrels will stay strong until they introduce those. Then grown men will feel like crying that sank near 10k or more in them. This is all IF that’s the New Python. It almost looks too close to be true. I’m not buying it just yet (the picture :)). Also I’ve looked at the king cobra target compared to this. This one is definitely a larger frame.
I don't see the original Pythons plummeting in value. They will remain the original Python with all the mystique (Royal blue finish. hand fitted, etc.) that goes with it.

I see a new market for this Python, and a healthy one at that if the price really is $1500. Mark me down for a couple. And I won't be selling my old Pythons either. As the Meme with the little Mexican girl goes
"Why not both?"
 

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Mustangs before re-introduction 1000-1500 anib. Saw one recently guy couldn’t get 600 with the box. Now I’ll say again, if it looks virtually identical to to pythons, STAINLESS Pythons will dive. I made no mention of blue, yet... Colt will have to reintroduce the same variation before others will drop imo to no more than 50% more than these in same barely length, finish Colt makes AND it must be near identical. The originals will always bring a premium 4000 vs 1500 for a 4 or 6 inch stainless, no those days will be gone. The flip side is the New King Cobra just simply makes me want to go buy an old one lol. I dislike it that much :). Just have to see how well Colt made this horse. I would have never thought they could potentially get it that close. The mustang was very close to original in looks. I’ve also been eating a lot of crow lately by saying “never”. I also said Colt would never make the python again. Well I’m ready for another Heaping Helping, I have my fork, knife, and bib ready :). All this is just assumption, I probably shouldn’t say anything till I see it, normally I wouldn’t but that picture had me a bit stunned. The blue pythons will be the safest imo, for 2 reasons. Colt won’t replicate that imo. A guy with ties to Colt used to tell me, the blue pythons require the most work. Think Bright Stainless THEN bluing. That’s basically what a Royal Blue is. Second is blued never got near as high.
 

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I know Smith & Wesson reintroduced a lot of their classics the past few years. They looked pretty nice, but I could tell the old-school polishing and quality was gone. They were pretty expensive. Did it cause the originals so go down in price?
 

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Well those things are an abomination to say the “Classic” Smith name. Heck I would pay 3x-4x for an old one before buying one of those lol. I mean that literally if I had to. I said the same thing when Mustangs reintroduced too, everyone said the same, I sold mine immediately. Gun HAS to be close, if not close in appearance then no worries. I reckon no one understands what I’m saying. Pythons are one of my favorite guns of all time, everyone should know that. I liked before before most everyone else. I think pricing got ridiculous but to each their own.
 
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