COLT PYTHON REVOLVER (1972) SINGLE OWNER 4″ BLUED 357 MAGNUM

Colt Manufacturing Python Revolver - 4" Barrel (1972) - Single Owner

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$2,995.00

COLT PYTHON REVOLVER

  • MANUFACTURED IN 1972
  • E SERIAL NUMBER (SN:  E48956)
  • ONE OWNER
  • 357 MAGNUM

USED – GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION

This is an early Colt Manufacturing Python Revolver chambered in 357 Magnum and manufactured in 1972. This revolver is on consignment from a customer of our shop who purchased it new in 1972. This revolver is SINGLE OWNER handgun. The revolver is in good to excellent condition as it does have some visible wear marks (see pictures). The barrel and cylinder are clean and the gun does NOT have any rust. Based on our review and discussions with the Consignor the revolver has been fired less than 400 times. This revolver DOES NOT come with the original box or product gear.  It also DOES NOT come with the original wood grips.

The Colt Python is widely considered to be one of the best revolvers ever made, and with production ceased for more than a decade, it’s also among the most collectible.

What makes this classic revolver the “queen” of a collection:

  • The Colt Python was released in 1955 and is consider by many the best gun made by the company.
  • The revolver was built on the Colt I-frame, also known as the “old .41 frame.”
  • In the Python’s early years it ran a mere $125.
  • What makes the Colt Python desirable is its tight tolerances, hand-fitting and hand-polishing.

For collectors of firearms, 1955 gave us several historically important new handguns. After years of insisting it would never happen, Colt brought back the Single Action Army revolver, in part because of the great popularity of TV shows like “Gunsmoke.” Bill Ruger also saw the trend and, to give Colt some head-to-head competition, introduced the company’s first centerfire, the single-action Blackhawk. The year 1955 is also remembered as the year Colt introduced what many consider the finest Colt ever made, the Python.

The Python was built on the Colt I-frame, which also was known as the “old .41 frame,” referring to Colt’s earliest swing-out cylinder, double-action Army and Navy models of the late 1800s and early 1900s. It has been said that some internal parts of these older models will interchange with those in the Pythons.

 

Additional Information
Manufacturer Colt Manufacturing
Model Python
Type Revolver
Caliber 357 Magnum
Action Revolver
Capacity 6
Frame/Grips Blued Frame – Wood Grips
Sights Fixed Ramp Front and Adjustable Rear Notch Sights
Barrel Length 4″
Overall Length 9.1″
Overall Weight 2 lbs 7 oz
Accessories Aftermarket Hard Case & Soft Case
Serial Number E48956

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