SOLD FOR $6,825.00
Serial Number: K63305
Year of Manufacture: 1982 (Colt Letter)
Caliber: .357 Magnum & .38 Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “PYTHON 357 / .357 MAGNUM CTG.”, the right side is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”, the left side plate has Colt’s rampant logo, the left front of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle, and “Y” on the rear portion. The crane and crane cut have the serial number.
Barrel Length: 2 1/2” with Full Underlug & Ventilated Rib.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blued serrated ramp blade with red insert that is pinned to the ventilated rib, the rear sight is square notched leaf set in a base that is adjustable for windage and elevation; the base of the rear sight is slotted and pinned into the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a dark colored smooth wood two-piece set which enclose the butt and frontstrap, leaving the backstrap exposed. The grips have no notable wear or damage with only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition as not original to the revolver.
Type of Finish: “Coltguard” electroless nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There apears to be light erosion at the rear of the bore, but this will likely prove to be stubborn fouling after a patient cleaning.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance is in a few scattered light marks, handling marks and a turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The chambers lock up with no play while the trigger is depressed. The double action trigger pull is smooth. The single action trigger pull is crisp and short. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a Colt factory letter authenticating the manufacure of the firearm. The letter is in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: In 1955, the United States launched the first nuclear powered submarine, West Germany joined NATO, and Colt began shipping the finest precision combat and target revolver ever made. Each revolver was hand-tuned at the factory and this attention to detail shows both cosmetically and in operation. With barrel lengths ranging from 2.5″, such as this example, to 8″ and with some of the finest machining and finishing ever seen in the industry, the Python has earned its reputation and continues to be sought after to this day. The Colt Python revolvers are no longer being made, so the price for these fantastic weapons are just going to continue to appreciate. This example is in good enough shape to keep in collectible condition especially with the Colt letter, 2.5″ barrel and the Coltguard finish, though it would make a fine carry or home defense revolver if one so chose. Please see our pictures and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California but CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. This does not apply to out of state residents.