Colt Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi Guys,

I'm new here and new to Colt Revolvers. I'm looking at a 2.5 inch blued Python with about 99% finish. The serial number is V845xx. Does anyone know the date of manufacture? The Proofhouse website only goes to 1978. TIA.

Also, while inspecting the pistol, it seems like the breech face where the ratchet sits is left in the white while the rest of the breech is blued. Is this usual?

Thanks again
 

·
*** ColtForum MVP ***
Joined
·
14,913 Posts
I think I dated your Python for you on another forum.
Just in case:

V845xx was made in 1979.
The year started at V36737 and ended at V88373.

The breech face around the latch pin where the ratchet sits is normally blued but quickly wears bright.

I have seen a few Colt's over the years where the area was bright right from the factory.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top