<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KVGuns: When was your python made? And how old were you when you got your first python?
Mine was made in 1974, My wife bought it for me on my 29th birthday new for $250. 6" royal satin blue. Looks as good today as it did new and shoots more accuately than any of my handguns, some of which are S&W PC guns.
My four inch was made in late `64 or early `65, bought NIB in `65, carried for 20 years until I was forced to switch to a Sig, re-finished in `85, and still shooting as good as it did 38 years ago. It was shot two months ago and compared to a recently obtained `70 Colt Trooper. The first time I've found a gun that will shoot better than my Python is another Colt, but it has a 6" barrel.
I was 27 and now I'm a lot older,
[This message has been edited by JCM298A (edited 03-11-2004).]
First Python ordered from Rod & Gun Club at Ft Bragg in late 1970....arrived with top strap and rib encrusted in bluing salts about 1/4 inch thick....lovely blue, but I didn't try the action. It's replacement was lovely and had Cloyce Edwards, Steve Herrett's chief stockmaker put a set of Jordan design grips on it in a beautiful rosewood with striking grain. Classic smooth Python action...let a LEA friend talk me out of it. Subsequently replaced it with a 4", a 2-1/2, and a 3"--the first two made in late 50's and early sixties respectively. All three have smooth DA's and crisp SA pulls without the need of a gunsmith. Among my favorite holster guns.
"And the blithe revolver began to sing/ To the blade that twanged on the locking-ring..."