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Purchased a 1979 Colt Python 6" blue, beautiful pistol. No sign of wear. Bought from original owner (friend) he advised that the pistol may have had 3 boxes run through it, and the pistol shows that to be true. When I took it to the range out of 50 rounds, 4 were misfires. Fireing pin hit the primer, but no boom. Someone mentioned that it sounded like a "light strike". Can anyone explain a "light strike", it sounds spring related.
 

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Thanks for all you suggestions and help. The ammo was new Magtech 158 gr. Pistol was cleaned before and after the visit to the range, both barrel and cylinder. I did not notice if the strike on the primer was a different depth between the expended rounds and the failures. I will try some other ammunition and if the problem persists, the pistol will visit the gunsmith.

Thanks again.
 
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