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Pictures don't do justice to them (at least from my cheesy phone camera), you have to have one in your hands.
Not only are they beautiful but they have a unique tactile feel.
I can't think of anything metallic that is like it.
The closest thing I can think of is smooth soapstone or possibly marble.

I have a Diamondback .38 and a Python, both 4".
The Python is slightly brighter being more polished smooth.
I love looking at them under different lighting to see another look that few can enjoy.

What other Colts were offered in E nickel and how rare/expensive are they?
I know they were only around a couple of years before the advent of stainless steel.
Were they offered as a custom shop thing for a longer period and if so what years?
 

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Besides the Diamondback and Python, I've seen this finish on the Trooper MK III, 3rd Generation Detective Special (Colt Custom Shop), and Lawman. Other than the Custom Shop models, I wouldn't call them rare but they can be somewhat "uncommon" which usually means more expensive...
 

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The E Nick is a mixed bag for me. I hate the Python and Troopers yet when I see a 6" E Nickel .22 Diamondback, it is beautiful! I guess it is the rarity that skews my eyes but I would swear they are different!
 

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There is a 8" E Nickel on G.B. right now. I think it is way overpriced and no box, but it is there. The title doesn't say 8" or E Nickel if my memory serves me correctly. It just says something generic like "Colt Python"
 

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There is a 8" E Nickel on G.B. right now. I think it is way overpriced and no box, but it is there. The title doesn't say 8" or E Nickel if my memory serves me correctly. It just says something generic like "Colt Python"
I have seen 2 on GB but both are overpriced in my opinion. Don't mind paying a fair price but also don't buy into all the hype some peddle.
 

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OK matt, we know you like EN but you don't have to rub it in you SOB :p. Nice as always! I never really liked the EN but lately it's been starting to grow on me ;).
 

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The E Nick is a mixed bag for me. I hate the Python and Troopers yet when I see a 6" E Nickel .22 Diamondback, it is beautiful! I guess it is the rarity that skews my eyes but I would swear they are different!
LMAO is the hate in you why you scarf up every python you can?
 

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Get out your Flitz, gentleman, and you can shine up that e-nickel...or maybe shine all the way through the thin e-nickel.
 

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Get out your Flitz, gentleman, and you can shine up that e-nickel...or maybe shine all the way through the thin e-nickel.
Exactly...I'd NEVER take any type of polish to an e-nickel gun. It will quickly loose it's "satin" appearance. Many guns can take on a "glossy" nickel look just from rubbing them down too often. Of course I'm only talking about safe queens and NIB examples. If it's a "shooter", then by all means clean away to your hearts content...
 
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