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Factory Engraved Colt Python

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by CountryGunsmith, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. CountryGunsmith

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    (3/27/02 11:05:47 am)
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    I have a mint, never shot, Colt Python 357, totally engraved, 3 inch barrell. Would appreciate knowing its value. Thanks very much.

    AntiqueDr
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    (3/28/02 5:56:06 am)
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    Was the engraving done by Colt, and if so what percentage of the revolver is covered?

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    (3/28/02 9:03:46 am)
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    Thanks - totally engraved by Colt...initials BNG appear under grip which may be the engraver's.

    Zigzag2
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    (3/28/02 9:27:17 am)
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    Hello Montana Shooter and welcome to The Firearms Forum.
    It sounds like you have a very scare piece.
    No # before serial number will even bring more.

    Out of curiousity... what do you think it's worth?

    I'm sure with Antiquedr's knowledge, he will be able to narrow down a figure for you.



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    (3/28/02 10:19:35 am)
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    Thanks for your note - there are no letters before the numbers. It is said to be class "D" engraving. My wife bought it for me over twenty years ago from her cousin who is a collector. She is a good woman. Have no idea of value.

    Zigzag2
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    (3/28/02 10:32:05 am)
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    You do in deed have a very scarce Colt specimen.

    You may find this link interesting as well...

    www.colt.com/colt/html/i2b1_documentserv.html

    AntiqueDr
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    (3/30/02 8:56:38 am)
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    It would be worth more if engraved by A A White, but still a nice piece. Figure $1200-$1500, maybe a touch more if you still have any boxes or presentation cases it came in. Big plus for original Custom Shop work order.
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