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Gorgeous!! You guys take some nice pics! Are you going to keep the Hogues or maybe go for some vintage factory stocks? What's the DOB? It looks amazingly clean!

Oh, can I play too?!:



Mine's certainly not as gleaming as yours NealC but any Python makes for a sweet shooting piece, don't you agree?!
 

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Glad to see you made it over here Neal. Still would like to know what wood that is BTW. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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I looked into getting the original grips, $150.00 on EBay so I went with the Hogues.

Brownell's doesn't state the type of wood. Here their description of the grips.

408-504-010 46300 PAU FERRO SMOOTH FOR COLT PYTHON

Now about the picture, it took about a dozen attempts to get a really good picture. Pythons are so shiny, it is hard to get a good picture. I turned down the lights and lit up the ceiling with a desk lamp. I used a remote to run the shutter and left it open for about 10 seconds.

The Python was made in 1982. It doesn't look like it was shot much.
 

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What is the finish on this Python? Is the brownish tint, from your lighting? Or, is this an ultimate brite stainless finish-or?
 

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The gun was dated to 1982. Python did not offer a stainless gun that year. The 1982 Python was offered in blue or nickel.

Neal, very nice. You should not have to pay $100 - $150 for original style stocks for a 1982 gun. They come up on the auction site all the time. Be patient and you can find a set for $50 to $75. Your Python looks nicely dressed with the wood you have on it now.
 

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You're right.During the Thanksgiveing weekend I did a search on ebay at 1am and someone listed a pair of Python grips for $75,or make an offer.So I offered $50 and they took it.The seller said they had more grips for sale,,such as S&W's and such,,,so me being a bi-gun lover I asked about the Smith grips.She(I'm almost positive) said she had a pair of rosewood grips for a S&W 44mag.Give ol me a picture and lets see.Hold onto your chair,because she showed me a pair of 95% condition checkered coke-bottle grips.I offered $50 if she'd include them in with the shipping with the almost perfect Python target grips,,,sold!!! The S&W crowd would fall over if I told this story.If you don't know what they are,they came on the pre 29 Smithes and command prices as high as $300 to $400.But of course this is on the dreamworld of eBay.In real life they're probably worth about $200.By the way they really make my 4 screw look super,and feel even better.Now if I could find a 5 screw needing these grips...........
 

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The gun was dated to 1982. Python did not offer a stainless gun that year. The 1982 Python was offered in blue or nickel.

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Believe you're mistaken my friend /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif. My '82 Python, K911XX, is stainless. I think '82 was the first year for stainless Pythons.
 

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so me being a bi-gun lover I asked about the Smith grips.She(I'm almost positive) said she had a pair of rosewood grips for a S&W 44mag.Give ol me a picture and lets see.Hold onto your chair,because she showed me a pair of 95% condition checkered coke-bottle grips.I offered $50 if she'd include them in with the shipping with the almost perfect Python target grips,,,sold!!!

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It's funny how so many people have no idea of what real Cokes are and sell them like normal diamond Targets where at the same time others are trying to sell standard diamond Targets for Cokes.
Now to find me a cheap set for my S-prefix M57.
 

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The gun was dated to 1982. Python did not offer a stainless gun that year. The 1982 Python was offered in blue or nickel.

Neal, very nice. You should not have to pay $100 - $150 for original style stocks for a 1982 gun. They come up on the auction site all the time. Be patient and you can find a set for $50 to $75. Your Python looks nicely dressed with the wood you have on it now.

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Like new are tough to find.
Python Grips
 
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