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Polishing a Colt Python?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by WEATHERBY460, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460

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    I have a stainless Python and would like to have it polished. Would this degrade the value, and how much would it cost...thanks
     
  2. I would say it would degrage the value, but how much I can't tell you.

    Drop an email to the Colt Custom Shop and they'll give you an estimate.
     


  3. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    It would lower the value by quite a bit!
    Buy a 686 or Ruger and junk that up!
     
  4. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

    Break out the Dremel and have at it!!:supergrin:


    Just joking, it would decrease the value if you tried to sell it to an educated buyer. But unless the polishing is a real butcher job you could pass it off pretty easy to somebody with a hankering for a Python that doesn't have an eye to finish detail.

    It's your gun, so if you don't plan on selling it for a profit, do what ever makes you happy. Just make sure the guy doing the job knows what he's doing.
     
  5. Omologato

    Omologato

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    Pics or it didn't happen.
    Love me some Pythons

    Rogue Nation
     
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Depends on what you mean by polishing it.

    If it were to come with what they called the Ultimate Stainless Finish (mirror polished) that had incurred some scratches and you wanted to polish it back out again, then I don't think that it's going to degrade the value.

    If it were to have the brushed finish and now you want to do the mirror polished finish, then obviously it is no longer original and you will incur some value degradation. But if you were to have it brush finished again? I don't think that it's going to do anything to the value. It's not like you're rebluing a blued gun - putting a new coat of finish on top of the original one. There ain't no coating on a SS Python.
     
  7. The Pirate

    The Pirate HARRRRR!!!

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    I'd be scared to do anything to it with the money I'm seeing some pythons bring lately.
     
  8. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460

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    it has some light scratches....i tried callin colt and cant get anyone to answer
     
  9. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    Even then it's at least original.
    Why don't you make some pictures?
    If you can't post them, send them to me and I will.
    marc@mdwguns.com
     
  10. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460

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    ok but will have to be sat for a pic....i cant pick it up till then...IL 3 day wait