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I would like to buy a set of original grips for a 1960 Colt Python with gold medallions.

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To find a set of "correct" grips for the 1960 may be difficult , and EXPENSIVE. The 1960 Python came with an "oiled" rather than varnished finish and are unique to that particular year Python. Here is a picture of what the finish looks like. These are on a 1960 Model ThreeFiftySeven, so the medallion is silver rather than gold. Notice what a "flat looking" finish they have...
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To find a set of "correct" grips for the 1960 may be difficult , and EXPENSIVE. The 1960 Python came with an "oiled" rather than varnished finish and are unique to that particular year Python.
Please keep me in mind if you come across a pair. I appreciate it.
 

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To find a set of "correct" grips for the 1960 may be difficult , and EXPENSIVE. The 1960 Python came with an "oiled" rather than varnished finish and are unique to that particular year Python. Here is a picture of what the finish looks like. These are on a 1960 Model ThreeFiftySeven, so the medallion is silver rather than gold. Notice what a "flat looking" finish they have... View attachment 704208
 

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i see that finish now... Do you have a picture of grips that go on the 1960 even though it doesn't have the right finish?
From what i can tell , it looks like there was 2 styles for that year but i dont trust what i am reading.
And if i settle for a pair that do not have the correct finish, how does that affect the value..
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As long as they are second generation "smilie" grips, it shouldn't be an issue.
 

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It was during the 1960 year Colt changed from fully checked to the "smiley" stocks. I have serial #9400 which was made in July of that year and has the fully checkered stocks.
 
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I guess I wasn't aware that the first gun full checkered stocks were still being used by the Python in early 1960. Learn something new here every day!
 

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I don't think you do. Someone out there might know an very rough approximate range, but Colt probably used up old inventory and "phased in" the new style over time. A good starting point might be to order a Archive letter from Colt and request the manufacture date. At least you'd know if it was early or late 1960 production.
 
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