Hi, Blokey. I think this conversation was done once before and may be in the lists from this sight If memory serves, I think you need the companion front sight, too ... they're a little more square and slightly fatter or skinnier than the standard accro front sight blade. (Supposed to be more precise, I guess.) They're the same sights as on a Gold Cup, I'm pretty sure. Hope this helps some.
I just recently sent my Python back to Colt for some work and had them install the Elliason rear and partridge front, cost was around $200 or so for front and rear. Still havent got it back yet. Those Elliasons are pretty hard to find.
Well I got my '77 Python back from Colt after I had them replace the front sight and perform a custom Python action tune.
I bought it used and it was in very good condition (just a nick here and a scratch there) so I plan on using it as a shooter. Colt returned it to me in a Custom Shop blue box in a white sleeve with a new manual and orange revolver disc. They did an excellent job on it, I can't wait to go to the range with it.
Nice Python! Not long ago, I looked at an 8" Python target in 38 Special and it had the regular rear Python sight and the undercut front sight - like on a Gold Cup. I didn't shoot it - but I think they'd be terrific! I can see, too - no pun intended - how these might be harder to line up than the standard accro sights. The slot is skinny!
Well it's been a while (3 months!) but I finally took the Python to the range today and was very pleased with the results:
Now this was only at 25', slow fire, 125 gr. JHP Remington .357 Mag. I don't claim to be a good shot by any stretch of the imagination (I only go to the range a couple times a year) so please don't laugh!! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
What impressed me the most was the ease and smoothness of the trigger. This was the first time I shot a Python and I brought my Peacekeeper along for comparison. OMG, there is NO comparison!
Now I now what all the "hype" about the Python is about.