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Before Colt stopped making the Python I had several of them; Blued, Nickled, and Stainless in 2", 4", 6", and even a 8" cased Python Hunter. In the process of buying, selling, and trading guns over the years I found myself without a single Python and Colt had stopped producing them :bang_wall:. When try to talk about Pythons with young people these days they don't have a clue about the superior build of a Python or the natural pointing ability it carried on from the Peacemakers of two centuries ago.

I'm new here and haven't seen all the threads but here's hoping this one will get some traction and the powers that be at Colt hear the cry to start producing the Python again. I'll be at the head of the line to get the first available.
 

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Welcome, It's nice to have another member from California. There have been many discussions on the forum regarding bringing back the Python. A lot of rumors, speculation and just plain wishful thinking but I think most of us have concluded that it really is just wishful thinking. There are many reasons for why not, however if Colt does bring back a revolver I am pretty sure it will not live up to the quality and craftsmanship that made the Python famous. If you want another Python I think you are going to have to buy from the currently available supply.
 

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although I still think that colt will one day start producing double action revolvers again there is no way that we'll ever see pythons produced again. those days are long gone.
 

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I am kinda on the fence about colt producing pythons again, they would not be like the orgs., and I really dont think they would anyway. I kinda like having something they dont make anymore that everybody wants.
 

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Residing in the most Liberal State in America, we as Californian's are at a significant disadvantage over most other State's residence; at least when it to responsible gun ownership. Although, nearly everyone I know has more than enough firepower to protect themselves and their property against most threats. That being said, and having nothing particularly relevant to the Python discussion, it's good to meet another Californian as well.

There seems to be a lack of respect for the legacy of the Python, or perhaps it's just there aren't enough gunner's around that remember when the python was the .357 Magnum gun. If you saw a policeman on duty there was a very high probability that a Python was riding in his holster. Of course, that was in the the days before there was a cry against "too much firepower" and the phrase "over penetration" became the battle cry of the day. And, there are some good reasons for agencies to move away from revolvers to pistols and use less potent rounds that will take down the target without creating unacceptable collateral damage.

But for those purists that still like the ease of use, foul weather reliability, and general utility of a revolver we're sadly unable to acquire our weaponry from Colt; arguably the most famous and prolific maker of revolvers of the last two Centuries. Not to demean S&Q, Ruger, and other of good quality wheel guns, that fill void however, no 586/686 Combat Masterpiece will ever replace elegance and ability of Python. Currently my wife and daughters all have a S&W .357 Mag. 686 or 620 to go with their Marlin lever guns and likewise I carry a .44mag. 329PD; but I would trade them all for a set of Pythons.

As for quality and craftsmanship, I'm not worried about Colt's ability to build a quality firearm. I've had any number Colt-built 1911's and AR-15's, not to mention my Python's and a Mustang backup gun and all of them were well built and functionally dependable.

So, customers and fans, let's give Colt our combined thumbs up for building a 21st. Century Python. Our buying power alone should be enough to convince the powers-that-be within Colt to step up and make a favorable development and production decision. :bang_wall:
 

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Residing in the most Liberal State in America, we as Californian's are at a significant disadvantage over most other State's residence; at least when it to responsible gun ownership. Although, nearly everyone I know has more than enough firepower to protect themselves and their property against most threats. That being said, and having nothing particularly relevant to the Python discussion, it's good to meet another Californian as well.<br>
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There seems to be a lack of respect for the legacy of the Python, or perhaps it's just there aren't enough gunner's around that remember when the python <em><strong>was </strong></em>the .357 Magnum gun. If you saw a policeman on duty there was a very high probability that a Python was riding in his holster. Of course, that was in the the days before there was a cry against "too much firepower" and the phrase "over penetration" became the battle cry of the day. And, there are some good reasons for agencies to move away from revolvers to pistols and use less potent rounds that will take down the target without creating unacceptable collateral damage.<br>
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But for those purists that still like the ease of use, foul weather reliability, and general utility of a revolver we're sadly unable to acquire our weaponry from Colt; arguably the most famous and prolific maker of revolvers of the last two Centuries. Not to demean S&Q, Ruger, and other of good quality wheel guns, that fill void however, no 586/686 Combat Masterpiece will ever replace elegance and ability of Python. Currently my wife and daughters all have a S&W .357 Mag. 686 or 620 to go with their Marlin lever guns and likewise I carry a .44mag. 329PD; but I would trade them all for a set of Pythons.<br>
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As for quality and craftsmanship, I'm not worried about Colt's ability to build a quality firearm. I've had any number Colt-built 1911's and AR-15's, not to mention my Python's and a Mustang backup gun and all of them were well built and functionally dependable.<br>
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So, customers and fans, let's give Colt our combined thumbs up for building a 21st. Century Python. Our buying power alone should be enough to convince the powers-that-be within Colt to step up and make a favorable development and production decision. <img src="http://www.coltforum.com/forums/images/smilies/new/bang_wall.gif" alt="" title="Bang Wall" smilieid="12" class="inlineimg" border="0">
 

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Welcome, It's nice to have another member from California. There have been many discussions on the forum regarding bringing back the Python. A lot of rumors, speculation and just plain wishful thinking but I think most of us have concluded that it really is just wishful thinking. There are many reasons for why not, however if Colt does bring back a revolver I am pretty sure it will not live up to the quality and craftsmanship that made the Python famous. If you want another Python I think you are going to have to buy from the currently available supply.
Always drives me nuts when I hear "they can't make them like that anymore" for a few reasons. First reason being we are way more advanced now then we were back then as far as machining ect. Second do you think American workers cant build with quality and pride anymore? I think they can! As far as it not being the same.That i could see like a lock model like smith did. Either way i would love to buy some new pythons and hope they start production with the rest of you.
 

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Guys - there are several threads on this topic - all reached the same conclusion - there won't be any more DAs, much less Pythons - so if you want to collect them, you're limited to those that have already been made - and they're in the hands of guys who are damned proud of them.

That's been confirmed by Brett, of the Colt Custom Shop, when they were exploring the making of a 'Colt Forum' piece.
 

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The biggest reason I cry foul in this is for one reason alone on a similar but admittedly different firearm. LRB of Long Island Inc. "The M14/M1A can't be made the way they used to make them at a pricepoint where they will still sell..." Change out M14/M1A for Python and you hear the same answer over and over. And yet there's LRB cranking them out all day long. Sure, they are made in lower numbers and you are going to pay to play but clearly they defy the prevailing sales logic that says they shouldn't exist. I have no doubt if Colt brought back the Python that it would be one pricey product but if the current asking price of shooter grade used models indicates anything it's that there is still a demand for them. And if anyone thinks there wouldn't be a buying public to back a $3K - $4K Python then someone please explain to me how we have so many other high and higher dollar custom 1911's out there. I still insist that colt simply doesn't feel like there would be a fast enough ROI to bring back the Python and that is the only reason we don't/won't ever see them again.
 

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New ones aren't gonna be made, if they were, they'd cost more than the available NIB examples still out there. Same goes for the wonderful Colt Sauer rifles. They're out there for sale, cheaper than you can buy a new Sauer or Merkel. I've got a mint Parker Trojan, 1922, 12 gauge, untouched, might be worth $2500-3000. The repros bring more than that, it's a mystery to me. The refurbished also bring more. A beat up Colt SAA 1st generation, original, worth more than an NIB 2nd, provinence, I guess. I gave up on trying to figure it out a long time ago.
 

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ALL the V-spring /rebound lever action revolver Colts-- new service, police positive, police positive special,official police, officers model match, 357, python, diamondback, cobra, detective special, agent, viper, and others I probably missed, require hand honing and fitting. With Labor Union wages, they cannot be competitive with other revolvers that don't require as much hand work. Someone who would make say 10$ an hour on the open market for the skill they have,that make say 30$ an hour in some union, cannot be competitive with non union labor that is often more skilled, and in many cases usually more motivated to do a work well.
 

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What? I have two Pythons and they point like a toaster when compared to the Colt SAA. As always, JMHO.
I, unreservedly, do not care for the Python, Damondback, etc.. I believe they are for unscrupulousness "investors" praying on the "snakeless" many. Paying up to $3500 for any factory made revolver, some without even the correct boxes, or counterfeit boxes for them, seems ludicrous to me.
JMHO
 
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