Colt Lew Horton Combat Python I3630CP, Blue 3″ SA/DA Double Action Revolver, Box & Letter 1988

SOLD FOR $9,950.01

Make: Colt

Model: Python, Model I3630 CP

Serial Number: T74113

Date of Manufacture: 1988 (

Caliber: .357 Magnum

Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver With Swing Out Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COMBAT PYTHON / *.357 MAGNUM CTG.*”. The right side of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. The flat under the crane and the crane are marked with the serial number. The left sideplate is marked with a rampant colt logo. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with “VP” in a triangle. The rear of the trigger guard is marked “V”. Under the grips, the right side of the grip frame near the butt is marked “N”.

Barrel Length: The vent rib barrel with full underlug is 3”

Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a white outlined square notched rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation that is pinned to the top strap of the frame. The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with red insert pinned to the top of the rib with two pins. The top of the barrel rib and the top strap have a matte finish to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut service stocks with gold Colt medallions at their tops. The grips do not show any noticeable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition. 

Type of Finish: Python Blue

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its finish. The only flaws we could find consist of a thin, light turn line on the cylinder and scattered very light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The lock-up on this revolver is SOLID, with no play when trigger is depressed. The action functions correctly. We have not fired this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a maroon one-piece box with matching end label and two-piece styrofoam tray with paperwork still retained under red tape reading “IMPORTANT / READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL” on the exterior of one half of the tray. That half is also marked “COLT” with stylized serpent C. The exterior of the box has scuffs and wear at the corners and is in about Fine condition. The styrofoam tray has compressed corners and couple of chips and is in about Fine condition. Also included is a Colt letter authenticating this serial number as being for a Combat Python.

Our Assessment: This is something you don’t see every day. In fact, this is something that many people never see. In the late 1980s, Colt made a special production run of five hundred 3? Pythons for Lew Horton, marked “COMBAT PYTHON” on the left side of the barrel. Three inch Pythons are rare, but the Combat Python is even moreso. As rare as these revolvers are, they are even more rare in this condition with original box and a Colt letter authenticating the gun. Please see our photos 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 section does not apply to out of state residents.

Colt Lew Horton Combat Python I3630CP, Blue 3" SA/DA Double Action Revolver, Box & Letter 1988
Colt Lew Horton Combat Python I3630CP, Blue 3″
SA/DA Double Action Revolver, Box & Letter 1988