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Got my Python back from Colt for the second re-doing of the Royal Blue and she's looking much better this time. My feeling is that it's just going to need some serious time to cure before I can comment on the actual quality of the re-finishing but it does look great. The rolls were recut a second time, and very nicely done though perhaps a tad deeper than the original rolls. No problem, this is my shooter Python and in 10 years if I need it reblued again they wont have to charge for the recut rolls again! The Elite grips were replaced also for a set without the chip and they are GREAT for actual shooting purposes. Much nicer hold than the regular target stocks. Now I'm boxing up my nickel plated Python to send in for the Colt Custom Shop action tune and to have the cylinder notch indentations (caused by the timing being too advanced) polished out and the cylinder re-nickle plated if neccesary. I'm looking forward to my first Colt DA tune and will report back on that job in a month or so. Keep the faith, Colt's a great company and their actual customer service is second to none as is there revolver smithing.
 

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I have a Python that was tuned by the Custom Shop. You'll be amazed with the action. It will make a regular Python seem....well, still nice but you'll just have to wait and feel it for yourself.
 

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Yeah, at the price I have to have at least one Python tuned at Colt. I'm strongly considering having the Python I just got back tuned by a Colt revolover specialist, possibly even before I shoot it, just for something really special. As it is it has a classic smooth two stage pull and feels like a good example of the once everyday excellent old world Colt gunsmithing. The nickel plated Python had a much stiffer feel and you'd hear a bit of a ring when you pulled a double action shot in dry fire. Honestly it was hard to shoot with any degree of accuracy. I look forward to getting that one back with a nice tuned up action.
 

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Well the letter from Colt about the Colt Custom shop action tune says it's for use with 38 special ammo only. May have light firing pin strikes on .357s and that .357s will cause the timing to go out prematurely. Therefore I'm just getting the cylinder re-nickel plated and having the timing fixed since I do like to shoot .357s on occaision. That's more than satisfactory with me as I know when Colts works on the mechanism it's going to be smoother and absolutely perfect in timing when they're done.
 

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I'd completely forgotten about the mis-fire issue in ,38 Special.

Some years ago, Colt offered several levels of trigger work on Pythons, and the very top grade was for target use with .38 Special ONLY.
Colt specifically said that the gun might mis-fire if used with Magnum ammo.
 
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