Anybody Like Pythons?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by CountryGunsmith, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Picked up a 'distressed' 2 1/2" Python out of a pawn shop in Houston. The finish on the metal looked like the grips!

    Well, I fixed that and now this old snake is purty, purty once again. I've got some Pachmayr Grippers for an I-frame, but I might splurge for some scrimshaw faux ivory. Whaddya think?

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  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Nice job, CG. If it had a 6" barrel, I would be on my knees beggin for it! :D :D

  3. Yeah, a couple of folks have said that. If I can find a 6" barrel at a good price I might switch it.
  4. punchie

    punchie Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Chesterfield, VA
    Hmmmmm, well being as how it no longer has much value and I do love a snubbie and haven't had a snake snubbie in 25 years.....hmmmm
    Nice looking job on the exterior I hope the internals were not rusted up to bad.
  5. Nah, the internals polished out nicely. Great action, times well.

    I reckon I'll throw it up on the auction.
  6. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Splurge for the new grips.
    Nice piece.
  7. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    For utility, I like the Pachmayr grips. But for looks, I'd try to find a pair of new (or reproduction) Colt Python wooden grips.
  8. Cheimison

    Cheimison Former Guest

    Sep 8, 2004
    I shot a 6" of my uncles. Good balance, seemed to be good quality and he said he was well pleased with it. Only thing I can think 'wrong' with it is the price tag, like most Colt products.
  9. Tony Mig

    Tony Mig New Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    The Sorprano State
    Pythons are cool......

    Cost too much, but cool all the same.

    I almost got one...70's manufacture, 6", blued and in 100% condition for $500.00....but it sold before I could come up with the $$$.....oh' well....
  10. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    Lemme give you all a freebie.
    This old guy, Reeves Junkind, in Austin, Tx, is the best going on a python.
    He's a retired DPS Trooper, ran the range in Austin, for 25 years, and speaks COLT!
    The Python is a PITA to properly time, moreso if it has a bad cylinder, or mis-cut ratchet;still, this is the go-to guy.
  11. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    The Python may be a PITA, but sorta like a Series I E-type Jaguar, what a beautiful PITA! ;)
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