V72700 was made in 1979.
The numbers that year ran from V36737 to V88373.
Until recently, values on good Pythons ran from about $800 to $1000.
However, over the last few weeks word has gotten out that Colt will no longer make any DA revolvers again, especially not the Python.
With word of that, prices at gun shows have gone as high as $1400 with people buying at that price AND MORE.
For that reason, assigning a value will be difficult until things settle down.
A coat of Renaissance Wax and it brought it to full luster. Great stuff! I probably paid too much but had to have it because I don't have any 6" in my collection. I paid $975 out the door. The only negative I can find so far is that it has a slight turn ring. Other than that it is perfect, no one buggered the screw heads (a good sign) and the timing is great, lockup is probably the tightest of all my revolvers. I wish it did have the box to go along with it though. I had the smooth rosewood grips in a drawer and I like them alot better as far as looks and feel.
How bad did I get hosed?