I have a 1979 6" Great photo, nice lighting showing the depth of the blueing!
Very glad to hear that you still have her—along with your Python! I especially appreciate that thought at the bottom of your post: “In America, wealth is not redistributed—it’s earned!” May I ‘borrow’ that quote, please?
Here's my Python - I've owned it since 76" - DOB 1967. Bought it about 2 months after I got married - I've still got her also. I paid a whoppin' $100.00 for it. Took a wild boar with it in Tennessee, and carried it on many hunting trips, also a few times around the local jungles here - but thats another story.