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I have both a 1968 and 1979 Python I just picked up used. I am wondering if it is worth the time and money to send one or both of them back to Colt for a tune up.

Both guns are in excellent shape, but were shooters and seem to have some rounds through them. Excellent bore, timing and lockup seem OK, but issues like a very loose cylinder latch on the '79 make me think they could use a once over.

Any opinions on what should be done if anything? Maybe I should just shoot them until they break and then send them in...

Thanks in advance,
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I'm a firm believer in "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Unless your shooting tourney or championship, I would shoot on and draw interest on the money til you need it.

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You do occasionally find a Python with a loose latch piece, and it was usually that way right from the factory, so it's not a wear issue.

Unless your pistols have some wear/use problem, or you'd just feel better about a factory check up, I'd use the money for ammo.
 
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