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Hello, I have a set to what I believe to be Factory Colt Python grips. I was wondering if anyone could confirm this and input on what they are worth. I also have one of the fixed 3x or 4x factory colt ar-15 scopes that I was wondering on how much it was worth also.. I live in Oregon and am possibly gonna be looking to get rid of these items . I want to be fair with someone but at the same time not rip myself off. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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If I recall (and I am correct) those particular Colt grips were only used for a short time on Pythons. If they are in tip top shape they are worth more than $15-$20 to somebody trying to find original/correct grips for their gun due to their somewhat scarcity as compared to the other rubber grips more commonly used.
 

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I cannot remember the name of the company that made the Colt 3X and 4X scopes, but it was not Tasco. The scope looks to be in rough shape and is missing its mount, so the value is greatly reduced. Without the mount, it cannot be used in the carrying handle of an AR-15/M16 rifle, so I doubt it is worth more than $100, probably less.
 

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I found this:
Colt Realist 3x20 BDC 5.56
In early 1962 the David White Company Realist Riflescope Division developed the Realist 3X20 20mm objective Ballistic Drop Compensating cam (BDC 100-400 yards) telescopic sight for the Armalite AR-15/M-16 rifle.
Manufactured by Realist under a "private label brand" contract with Colt Industries, the 3x20 scope was marketed as the Colt AR-15 sporter rifle scope for their AR-15 5.56 rifle and later also under a "private label brand" contract with Fairchild-ArmaLite the 3x20 scope was marketed as the Military Weapon System for their AR-18 5.56 selective fire battle rifle.
The BDC capability for the 3x20 scope mounted on the M-16 battle rifle enabled the rifle to effectively server as a light squad sniper rifle at combat ranges up to 400 yards.
As the intensity of the Vietnam war expanded in 1968, Colt Industries purchased from Realist the patent rights of the 3x20 scope with Colt entering into an exclusive manufacturing contract with Japanese optical company TASCO on a much larger scale than the capacity of Realist.
Realist is estimated to have manufactured less than 900 non-serialized 3x20 scopes from 1965-1968 (marked on top of the scope tube "COLT MADE IN USA") while TASCO manufactured in excess of 12,000 scope from 1968-1973 (marked on top of the scope tube "COLT MADE IN JAPAN"). The Realist scope were primarily issued to U.S. Special Forces, USMC Force Recon and MACV-SOG units while the TASCO scopes were primarily issued to the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division.
The external appearance of the Realist made and TASCO made scopes are almost identical. The Realist scope reticle was a conventional heavy crosshair, while the TASCO scope featured either a duplex reticle or an inverted post crosshair reticle.
 

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For a year or two Colt used the Colt marked Hogue Mono-Grip in rubber for 4 inch barrel stainless Pythons.
 

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If I recall (and I am correct) those particular Colt grips were only used for a short time on Pythons. If they are in tip top shape they are worth more than $15-$20 to somebody trying to find original/correct grips for their gun due to their somewhat scarcity as compared to the other rubber grips more commonly used.
Yes, definitely more difficult to find than the older style. I haven't seen any for sale lately, but I figure you can get $40-$50. Somebody who's desperate may pay more. The problem is that most people don't know about this variation, so you'll have to do some research and find out when they were used, then advertise them as "this-to-that year only".
 

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I found this:
Colt Realist 3x20 BDC 5.56
In early 1962 the David White Company Realist Riflescope Division developed the Realist 3X20 20mm objective Ballistic Drop Compensating cam (BDC 100-400 yards) telescopic sight for the Armalite AR-15/M-16 rifle.
So I remembered half right! Or is it half wrong? Tasco did not make the USA scopes (of course), but did make the 3X and 4X Japanese scopes.

824tav, where did you find this information?
 

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Judge, it came from here:
 
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