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Wonder what the new Python is going to cost?

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  1. dnuggett

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    That is when Colt releases that they will indeed make it again. Probably a few months out yet... or less. :cool:
     

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    I would expect it to be on par with the S&W classics, about $1000.
     

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    Isn't the New Frontier more than that?
     
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    I will sell three guns to get a Python again!!!!:wow:


    Who wants to bet it has a lock?:rofl:


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    When did Colt say they they were re-releasing the Python? News to me. I'm fine with the two I already have. :)


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  6. dnuggett

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    They haven't yet. But they will be.
     
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    I can't imagine Colt bringing back a true Python on the old V spring action. They could not make money on it for much less than $2000 a copy.

    They prototyped a Python Mk III on the 1969 coil spring Trooper action. It was really a very handsome gun and would have been hell for stout. But it would not have had the cachet and style of the original and they were probably right not to produce it.

    I can't see that anything has changed since.
     
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    I didn't think it was confirmed either. Frankly, I don't want it to happen.
     
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    Everyone afraid their old Pythons would lose a bunch of value.:tongueout:
     
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    There's no friggen way a new Python will only be a grand. That's a pipe dream, especially if the action is remotely close to the old Python's.
     
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    Why not??
    I don't think it would do anything to the prices of the old ones.
    It would be nice getting a new Python.
     
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    Actually, they won't hurt the value of the old models. They will continue to rise. :cool:
     
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    I'll confirm it here and now.. well ahead of Colt. :tongueout:
     
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    Agreed. I'm somewhere around $1800. And I don't think the action will be exact- meaning not as good.
     
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    I can get an original LNIB for $1800!

    Why would i buy a new one for the same price?

    Didn't Colt lose their military contract? If so, THAT IS WHY they would need to start making the classics again! That, or go out of business.


    $1000 or LESS is my guess:wavey:


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    Look what happened when Winchester "went under". You could get a Model 94 at Wal-Mart for $325. Then when they "came back", they are selling for damn near $1000 and quite frankly, aren't anywhere near the quality of the M94's that were put out in the '70's and '80's. The quality was starting to show in the early '90's IMO.
     
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    Does this mean that Colt will actually be able to repair the timing issues of some of the older Pythons? If not, then they are opening up a box of **** that will really stink. And they better hope that the "new" Python's don't have any issues. I appreciate Colt trying to make a come back, from the damn near grave, but their new 1911's haven't impressed me in the least bit. The real Pythons were built by true craftsmen.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    I'm not saying it will be a success. I'm just saying it will happen. As far as price, it's probably somewhere between our guesses. Get closer to your guess and quality will suffer. They can't make half the gun the old Python is for $1000.
     
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    ...because there's no way its going to be nearly as good as the old models.

    The Python is a legend and, in my opinion, should be left alone.