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In some of the items I have from a friend I found a smooth bore 6" Python Barrel that is still in the white/grey from machining.
I tried to assess the size of the bore by comparing how far a 9mm bullet goes into the muzzle and back end and compared that to how
deep the same bullet went into my Python that is rifled. The bullet went into both barrel the same depth.

Is there any projects that comes to mind where someone may need a smooth bore Python Barrel. Maybe someone might want a
Python Judge. At any rate, here are the pictures of the barrel:





 

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When unusual and or a 'Collector's Item', Smooth Bore Revolvers/Pistols can be deemed a 'Curio or Relic' by the B of A T F and now also E, and, sometimes one needs to petition them for a judgement for that.

Barrel on it's own, is not an issue, far as I know.

Is it possible the Barrel in question was pulled form Production, prior to being Rifled? ( Rather than that it was per se slated to be a Smooth Bore? )
 

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When unusual and or a 'Collector's Item', Smooth Bore Revolvers/Pistols can be deemed a 'Curio or Relic' by the B of A T F and now also E, and, sometimes one needs to petition them for a judgement for that.

Barrel on it's own, is not an issue, far as I know.

Is it possible the Barrel in question was pulled form Production, prior to being Rifled? ( Rather than that it was per se slated to be a Smooth Bore? )

How are these barreled rifled? They certainly cannot be hammer forged with the big lug underneath. I guess 'Chemical Etching' is not used. Does Colt use the 'Button' or 'Broach' method on Pythons?
 

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Guys I hate to poop on this but dont put it on a frame keep it as a curiosity, if mounted without rifling it becomes a shotgun with a short barrel and illegal. ALL judges and goveners pistoles have rifling which makes them legal. There were rumors that some of the early tarus judges had no rifling, but they were just that rumors.
 

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Sorry Oyeboten ur post said exactly the same as mine only yours sounded more official. Guess I should read all of the post before jumping in to do mine. I was just so happy I had something to add:bang_wall:
 

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Maybe some talented machinist can bore it out to 41cal ; rifle it; ream out a Python cylinder; and make himself the elusive 41 Magnum Python. Otherwise, I guess it is a curio that belongs in a firearms museum or it could become an interesting paperweight.
 
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