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    Posted 11 months ago

    dav2no1
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    1965 Colt Python - 26 rounds fired

    Everyone else seems to be showing off their firearms, so here's one of mine.

    This is a 1965 Colt Python with 26 documented rounds fired through it. The box is an original box, but it is a 1966 - 1973 box. The 1965 box would be green inside, instead of red.This box as stated is not correct, but they sell for $250 and the correct 1965 box sells for almost $300! Yes..for a cardboard box! Now you know why I have this one.

    I bought this as an investment gun. The prices have skyrocketed in the last several years. 3 days after purchasing this gun, I saw a 1967 sell for $2600 more than I paid for this gun. My gun is just as nice. That gun sold for over $5K and that's before shipping, FFL fees and taxes(depending on your state).

    Many consider this one of the finest revolvers ever made. The royal blue finish is also considered some of the best ever achieved. They did this by training their employees on various degrees of polishing.

    Some Interesting facts...my gun is an early 1965 manufacture. And they made less guns in 1965 than they did in 1964 and 1966. Another argument by some, is that CNC machining was introduced during this period(1964/65) and after 1965 they were using more CNC and were able to manufacture more Pythons that were in high demand.

    Year - Serials - Manufactured
    1964 - 3080. 41399 -10,600
    1965 - 41400 50499 -9,100
    1966 - 50500 60999 -10,500
    1967 - 61000 73799 12,800

    COLT PYTHON
    "The Colt Python was first introduced in 1955 as Colt's top-of-the-line model and was originally intended to be a large-frame .38 Special target revolver. As a result, it features precision adjustable sights, a smooth trigger, solid construction, and extra metal. Pythons have a distinct appearance due to a full barrel underlug, ventilated rib and adjustable sights. Colt originally manufactured Pythons with hollow underlugs but left them solid to work as a stabilizing barrel weight. When the revolver is at full cock, just as the trigger is pressed, the cylinder locks up for the duration of the hammer strike. The gap between the cylinder and forcing cone is very tight, making it very accurate and helps with velocity."

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 11 months ago
      its big and beautiful!!!
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 months ago
      Thank you! I have other cool stuff I will show soon. I started collecting Marlin lever rifles last year. I just won a 1948. So when that comes in, I'll show my collection of 1948- 1953 rifles.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Nice! Another one I regret selling. I really miss my old Police Positive. I have a collection of Waffle Tops from 1948-1952 and I think most of the rest of the 1950s. I might be missing one or two before 1960. I don't remember. One of my Waffle Tops has a Lyman Peep sight on it worth almost as much as the rifle. Love lever actions. I collected Marlins for several years. No idea how many I have... All of my guns are JM marked except for a Western Auto Revelation rifle that has a different mark which I don't recall off of the top of my head. All of mine are pre-safety rifles.... I have a 1937 Marlin, too, but don't remember what they called it, not M1893? It has been a while since I have spent time on my Marlins, though I keep the Western Auto loaded and hanging on the wall...
    4. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Ah, the 1937 was called the Model 1936. Maybe it is a 1936 rifle, I just haven't looked at that stuff in a while so the details are fuzzy. I have several 336s in .44 mag, but stopped short of getting into the .35 Remington and other non-.30-30 calibers. Always wanted a .45-70 trapper, but just didn't get around to it before I moved on to Finnish Mosins, of which I a bunch, too.
    5. clockerman clockerman, 11 months ago
      Oooh la la. Hubba Hubba
      Beautiful piece!
    6. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 months ago
      Thanks everyone for the comments. I wish I had listened to my friend several years ago. He is into the cowboy and lever guns. Now they are starting to go way up and are harder to find the old guns.

      Ruger just bought out Marlin from Remington late last year. Hoping prices continue on an upward trend.
    7. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Didn't know Ruger bought Marlin. Remington finally got their act together after initially making some crappy 336s. Still not as good as the JM rifles, though. Ruger should do Marlin proud.
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 11 months ago
      Nice!!!!!!!!!
    9. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 months ago
      The plan was to just buy waffle top marlins in .30-30 RC & SC, but when someone offers a 1953 in pristine shape for a great price..no brainer, buy it.

      And if you ever decide to sell any waffle tops..hint hint...and you're not too far from me.
    10. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      You are on my list. They are C&R so if you have an 03 FFL no dealer needed. I will probably be lightening my load in a few years prior to moving to someplace with wilderness and mountains.
    11. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 months ago
      Don't blame you! If you find the place, let me know..New California..I mean Washington State has really gone down hill. I mean...really my truck has to comply to CARB laws...this is not California!
    12. fortapache fortapache, 11 months ago
      The trigger pull is so nice on these. Great finish on it.
    13. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 months ago
      Thanks FortA. Unfortunately because of the money these are bringing, I won't be firing this one. It's a collector. 1st guy fired 6 rounds, 2 guy fired 20 with his wife on their anniversary...ain't that cool!
    14. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 months ago
      Anything you see in the picture is dust or reflection. There's no turn line or any defects in the finish.
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 11 months ago
      cant wait to see the other one!!

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