Thanks, was thinking those types of numbers also for NIB, a little lower for excellent/LNIB.Your right, It's hard to put a number on them. I can tell you in CA I have paid $2300 for a 98% With no box and have seen them go for as high as $3900 on GB for the same with no box, again this is a CA sale, so prices in free America may be more stable. I think the most I would pay for a NIB 2.5" blued is $3000K and $$3500 for nickel. I think the Lew Horton models are helping to drive prices on these, also the free re-listing on GB is also affecting the ability to estimate market prices
They will bring more for sure. I believe they finally cooled off some. You would be looking right now probably 5k-5500 for a NIB one. I had a beautiful one in picture box NIB with all, I regret selling for 4k, but I needed the money at the time...As an addition to the above, what would a NIB 2 1/2" satin SS Python go for? More or less than a nickel one in same condition?
A real nice example of 2.5 E Nickel. I was lucky enough to get this 2.5 and a LNIB 4 inch and a NIB 6 inch E Nickel from same guy a couple years ago. The 2.5 was the only one he has not found the box for. Hope it finds it some day but still a great find.Yes they came in factory E nickel. E Nickels will be a K prefix stainless will be a T prefix for later. The rib and top strap on E nickel will be the same as the rest of the gun. The stainless will have the rougher mat texture. The finish on the stainless will be the same on the bottom of the barrel and the trigger guard. The E nickel trigger guards will be less shiny than the bottom of the barrel. No factory magnaporting that I am aware of ever on an E nickel. The E nicks were made 1 year the stainless 14 and will sell for much more. Makes no sense and the e nicks will have their day when folks figure out what they really are.
Last part first: With Colt anything is always possible, but I would guess it only slightly better than hitting the lottery big.Thanks guys, I am a newbie to pythons, what would be a fair offer on an e-nickel magna ported python 2.5, no box, no letter, 98%? Also, could this have been a custom shop gun?