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Hello new to this great site. I was lucky enough to recieve a 4 inch 1962 royal blue python from my grandfather . I have been sitting on this gun for a number of years . Grandpa gave me this gun for my 21st birthday in the box , I have shot 12 38sp rounds through it after getting a trigger job on it through colt. Decided I was going to make it a safe queen25 years ago. Well long story short I need to know about what it's worth so I can trade it for a Talo colt gold Aztec . Or sell it outright . I can send pics to anyone interested in helping me out . For what it's worth brought it to a gun smith to clean and go through it and he said there was nothing to do and wouldn't touch it. In the right light you can start to see a wheel mark starting on the cylinder. Thank you all for reading and any help you can offer. Will Munsey .
 

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personally, id say keep it. Especially since it came from your grandfather. However, I do not know personal reasons why so if you needed to sell the gun its between $1800 and $2200 depending on where you sell it and who is looking for it. I'm not the expert (and hopefully they will chime in shortly), but I'm pretty sure I'm in the ballpark.

Good luck.
 

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If it's as clean as you say (pics would help) IMHO, I would think $2200-$2500 since you have the box (only if it's the original box gun shipped in) and that's finding the right buyer which you probably could do. Again this is just my opinion. Id love to see pics!
 

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Will.. Post a few pictures (the resident experts will step in) and it is a good thing the gunsmith didn't touch it... You should keep the gun but if you do not have a connection with it try to make sure it goes to a good home and someone that will take care of it... It is an early model and desirable... Depending on condition it could be worth I'd say 2500 to 3000 but I haven't purchased a 60's gun. FTR - there were 6000 Pythons made in 1962... 1963 was the last year of handmade and hand finished guns... It is nice revolver even if it is shooter quality.. Any one on the forum would be happy to own and even take it off your hands...

Here is an interesting quick read on your gun:
Colt Python

Start by getting a read for the forum experts after posting pictures.. Advertise on the for sale page and if this does not go well GunBroker but do you best to give it to someone that will take good care of it is my suggestion and good luck... L
 

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Sorry I missed the original box part. That will add to the value a few hundred bucks. There is a mid 60s on the forum with an asking price of $2200. It has yet to move. So while 3k might be possible, I still think it will take a good sell to bring that. Course I can not claim to be a expert in buying and selling. Maybe keystone will chime in.Good luck.
 

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Ok maybe 3500 but we need to see pictures... I just bought today a 1981 8" Blue lNIB $2,600 and I think it's high but it is complete everything original even has the original sales receipt perfect with a few rounds.... We still don't know the condition or Mr. 62.. It could by trashed.. Come on Will you got us all worked up pictures!!!
 

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Picture quality makes it hard for me to rate the gun Will but it looks really nice... Take better pictures (a buyer will insist)...

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Condition of the gun based on an NRA rating... Use common sense!
Any scratches handling marks does it look like it has been extensively fired..
Bluing worn?
Condition end of barrel cylinder top sides and bottom..
Condition of box is there a serial number on box and label..
Do you have the original paperwork?

My first impression it is a very nice revolver....
 

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Picture quality makes it hard for me to rate the gun Will but it looks really nice... Take better pictures (a buyer will insist)...

The questions:

Condition of the gun based on an NRA rating... Use common sense!
Any scratches handling marks does it look like it has been extensively fired..
Bluing worn?
Condition end of barrel cylinder top sides and bottom..
Condition of box is there a serial number on box and label..
Do you have the original paperwork?

My first impression it is a very nice revolver....

For reference this post from a few months ago... 2600 with box... Personally I thought it was a great buy but you can use this as a basis... If your gun looks like this it is worth at least 2600...
http://www.coltforum.com/forums/want-sell/70424-sold-colt-4-python-1962-nos.html
 

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Thank you very much , gun is prestine . I was given the gun from my relative as a graduation present and I have put about 12 38sp rounds through her that's it . Take it out of a drawer in my bedroom and clean with a jewelery rag every couple months that's about it. Will try to post good pics as soon as I can.
 

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Thank you very much , gun is prestine . I was given the gun from my relative as a graduation present and I have put about 12 38sp rounds through her that's it . Take it out of a drawer in my bedroom and clean with a jewelery rag every couple months that's about it. Will try to post good pics as soon as I can.
Will also picture of the box and any paperwork,,,
 
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