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The ultimate snubbie

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by got2hav1, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. got2hav1

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    At least for me it is. I reeled in a excellent example of the Python 2-1/2" yesterday. It is from the first year of production for that barrel length 1963. And to quote the seller " fit,finish, and workmanship is outstanding". I decided I had waited long enough to grab one and they certainly are not getting any cheaper. Most now seem to start at around 1800 and go up from there. To get one of the 1963 models was just icing on a very sweet cake! Sorry about the pictures but its all I have at the moment. I promise more later. Enjoy!

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  2. bac1023

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    That's beautiful.

    Pythons are addicting. I've got six of them, but would love a 2.5" model.
     


  3. Probably a good thing you found it before bac1023 did!
     
  4. rsx_tacy

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    Very nice! I have a 4" and a 6" never seen the 2.5" congrats!

    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  6. got2hav1

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    Tell me about. I am just astounded that I have one that he doesn't already have. LOL. :rofl:
     
  7. DonD

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    Good deal, I'm not saying anything new here but so many people regard it as the Cadillac/Rolls Royce of revolvers. I'd call it an admire a lot and shoot sparingly. Not something to run hundreds of heavy .357 loads through. Don
     
  8. got2hav1

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    Don't worry it will be used sparingly and with mostly .38 loads. The .357 rounds are just not a lot of fun to shoot in my opinion. Lots of noise and recoil. :supergrin:
     
  9. got2hav1

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    A quick story about why I wanted a Python in 2.5" barrel. Back in the early eighties I had just gotten married and had nothing in the way of handguns or much of anything else for that matter. But a friend told me about someone who had some guns for sale. I needed something for home protection so I went to see the gentleman. He opened up his safe and the very first thing he offered me was a 2.5" Python. I remember how shiney it was and how smooth it was when I cocked the hammer, but it looked a little odd to me then. Kinda ungainly. (Young and dumb.) So I turned it down and bought the next gun he showed me. A S&W Model 15 with Hogue rubber grips, possibly the most common gun in the USA. I think I paid about 80 dollars for it then. Who knows what I could have gotten the Python for. After all, they were still making them then. So that is why I wanted a chance to buy one now. If we only knew then what we know now... LOL.
     
  10. Bruce M

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    Very nice! And I have to guess between the length and age that is probably one of the rarer ones.
     
  11. c01

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    That is a fine looking handgun! Congrats.

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  13. hogship

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    I'm more of a Smith kind of guy.......but, I'll have to admit that is a really good looking snub revolver.

    Nice acquisition......

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  14. got2hav1

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    I don't know how rare they are. But if you do a search on Pythons on GB you will get many hits over 30 page last time I looked. But narrow it down to Python 2.5" and you might get 30 items from 1200-3000+. So ones for sale are certainly scarce. :supergrin:
     
  15. got2hav1

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    Thank you sir. I like certain Smiths as well.
     
  16. CDR_Glock

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    Very nice. Very rare.

    I have a 4", 6" and 8" python. I would love to have a snubby.

    I do have a S&W 586 L-Comp 7 shot 357 with a 3" barrel. It's gonna have to do for now.
     
  17. Kozel

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    I love my wife. This is why I got her Colt Agent.

    Men who hate their wives get them same size guns with one fewer round available.
     
  18. Congrats on the Python snubbie. I know you cannot wait for it to arrive A quick pic of mine. It is a 1965 model and I love it.

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  19. Lone_Wolfe

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    Here's one I had, also from the first year of production. It didn't look near as nice as yours...

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    I still have the original grips that I took off of it.
     
  20. skeeter7

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