Im looking at my bill of sale dated 111574 for the nickel 4 inch python I bought when I went on the job for $252.00 plus $12.60 sales tax minus a $20.00 police discount making the final price $244.60 from Breit and Johnsons sporting goods in Oak Park Il.,if that helps. Mine which I have passed down to my son who is also a law officer has an E prefix serial number.
I do. According to the September 5, 1974 Colt Retail Price List, the price of a nickel Python in either 4-inch or 6-inch was $282.00. (The 2.5-inch Python was not available in nickel.) All blue Pythons cost $253.00 on that same price list, regardless of barrel-length.
wow! I've been nagging my uncle to sell me his 6" stainless forever..i offered him 1k and my 686+ and he still wont sell it to me.he was so surprise how much i offered him. he didnt know they're worth that much. I'll keep on nagging..lol
Thanks Jim,he told me he will pass it on to his son.Unfortunately he cant carry it on the job as I did because most police departments ,including his only authorize semi-autos but he does like to shoot it and is amazed at its balance and accuracy. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I did mine.
In 1976 I paid 256.00 + 6% Pa. sales tax for a new 6 inch blue Python.Still remember driving home thinking I must be CRAZY to pay over 200.00 for a gun. I was just hired as a new patrolman in a small department. I was making 5500.00 a year.