2020 and 1974.
That is one absolutely beautiful weapon, of course I would say that since mine is almost identical to yours. I think about the only difference between ours is your front sight appears to be a bit different. Like you, I bet I haven't fired more than 6 to 10 rounds thru it... Do you know when yours was made and what it cost you. Mine was made in 1977, I bought mine new for $500 dollars, or at least that's what I think it cost. Not a bad investment since I hear these are now worth $3000 to $3500 in the conditions ours is in. It's worth more if you still have the original carton and paperwork, which I do not. You have a beautiful weapon sir. Beautiful.
Thanks for sharing the pic. I love the nickel finish on mine but I have to say that blued steel on the Python frame just looks mean.. and by mean, I mean outstanding. Beautiful gun!!!Here's my blued one from the late 70s. Poor photo but the Python is still pristine. It has fired a fair amount of .38 spl wadcutters but hasn't been fired in quite a number of years.
Darklord. that is one sweet weapon... Good luck finding inexpensive ammo. I've tried all of the big " gun stores " in my area and other than rifle or shot gun ammo, they're completely out of all the major calibers. I was able to snag a couple of boxes of 38 spcl hp's to keep in my python but can't find .357 ammo. In fact a friend of mine told me about an on line site that has plenty of ammo ready to ship. I looked them up trying to find some hollow points for my Colt 9mm Lugar Commander. oh, they had some, but it was going to cost me just under 117.00 for 1 box of ammo including shipping. I passed and glad I did.. Earlier this evening I went into one of the big box store gun departments looking for ammo. I was told they only sell you a box of ammo when you buy a gun from them, but since I had recently purchased a 380 shield from them, I talked the guy behind the counter into selling me 2 boxes of 9mm hollow points. They weren't a hundred bucks either, Ran me 22 dollars a box, 25 rounds per box. I snatched them up on the spot. Tried to talk him into a 3rd box but he wouldn't go for it. lol. Enjoy that Colt. she's a beauty.
That is one intimidating weapon. Congratulations on your recent purchase. And thanks for posting about your gun rack site, I'm going to take a look at them.