I can't remember when the new style Python threads came out, but it was in the early 1990's.Thank you everyone for all the great info. I have been looking to purchase a Python for the past year and due to the cost involved I am trying to learn as much as I can before I buy one. It seems the more I learn about them the more I find ways people are trying to fake them or their boxes.
dfariswheel, what year did the new style barrel with the single pin start?
I have read about how people Heli-arc weld and reform the frame then re-blue the gun. Has anyone tried this conversion on a nickel finish gun?
Only the Trooper Mark III and Mark V had a fenced cylinder, not the original Trooper.The Cylinder will give it away.
Pythons Cylinder has no countersunk or fenced Cylinder so the cartage heads are clearly visible when the cylinder is closed.
The Trooper has a fenced Cylinder and is easy to see the difference.