Revolver similar to Python

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  1. bac1023

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    Well yeah, but a nice one can be several times the price of a Python.
     
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    Certainly a tough revolver

    I had a couple of those also.
     

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    GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love that furniture!

    Back in my IHMSA shooting days, I bought the DW 44VH-8.
    "Production Revolver" was 4 lbs or less. That DW was 3 lbs-14.5 oz empty.
    VERY accurate revolver, AFTER a trip back to DW.
    Trigger was horrendous.
    Two chambers were tight and produced fliers.
    When it came back, the trigger was nothing short of phenomenal.

    I bought a VH-4 barrel assembly and took it on a wild boar hunt, in Tennessee.
    One shot on a 265 lb boar at 7 feet. Boom. Thump.

    Always wanted a Python, too.
    In '79, I bought my first revolver. A S&W mdl 19-4 w/ 4" barrel. It was $247.95 OTD.
    Right beside it, in the showcase, was a blued b 4" Python. It was $335.00, new-in-box

    My 'itch' for the Python has eased quite a bit. I can better afford it, now, but, I'm not paying upwards of $2K for a revolver I won't often shoot.

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  4. Joshhtn

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    Thank you! :cheers:

    It was a long road to the furniture, too! I posted threads on 2 of the 3 grips I had made for me, but never posted about this 3rd (and final) one.

    The owner at LB Custom Grips made the grip (and the other 2) and inlaid the DW medallions for me. I purchased the medallions on ebay. They are very hard to come by and these were NOS, so I was super excited to get them. The cool part was, they came from a Mrs. Shannon Wesson, out of Monson Massachusetts.

    This is most definitely the grip that will stay.
     
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    That's awesome!

    I've got a couple of pieces of wood from a Maple tree on my property, and a couple of pieces of Chestnut, from a tree on my parents' property, and I'd love to get some grip panels made for both of my 1911s and some furniture for my DW 44 and my mdl 625JM.

    I'll probably make the panels for the 1911s, but, I don't want to 'hack' the wood for the revolvers.
     
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    And you obviously know little or nothing about the .38/44 loads.

    One can purchase an Official Police revolver for $400 and have the same I frame, same clockwork as the Python. .38/44 handloads will have the same performance as .357 Magnum cartridge
     
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    FWIW, Colt just came out with a King Cobra which resembles a Python, but I don’t think it would compare to the real deal.
     
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    Not even close.
     
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    But, you still can't find it in .357......
     
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    wiley_trython_image2.png Well, you could take an Official Police and put a King rib on it. It would look more pythony.
     
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    :rofl:

    I know plenty about those loads. I’ve shot pre war S&W Outdoorsmans in that loading. You know, the one that debuted shortly before the real Registered Magnum did?

    You obviously know nothing about what’s readily available in stores these days. It’s no 357 Magnum.

    By the way, I’m a big fan of the Official Police. Owned several over the years.

    It’s got the Python’s slick action, but it’s just not a 357, which is what this whole thread is about.
     
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    Exactly Josh

    This isn’t too difficult for most people.
     
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    Uh yeah, you think it resembles a Python? :headscratch:
     
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    I am on gun forums since the late 1990s and some subjects have been discussed ad nauseam; the Python versus any other revolver is one of those.

    I have a Python for decades and always enjoyed shooting it, I also have a couple of Korths, S&W's, MR73's, Rugers, a Dan Wesson, Colt OMM, a Sauer & Sohn, even an Arminius and when I read posts like this, it makes me feel good that I can enjoy all these fine guns and do not need to bash one brand. While I have my favorites, I like them all.

    Actually, I just got another Python that is unfired since 1972.

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    Beautiful Python, Andy
     
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    I am looking for another 50s colt 3 5 7 I have one that is in great mechanical shape with holster wear and no rust or funk.
    You can sometimes scoop them up for a deal they have the python frame and action minus the barrel and blueing , the blueing is highly polished I. Some areas but matte in others and the muzzle is not blued or if it was mine was worn off.
    The 5 inch balances very nicely like a 6 inch N frame .


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    That is gorgeous


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    The Colt Python is the Colt Python. Copies are copies or "just like's". Like a Colt SAA. There are copies everywhere but they are not Colt Single Action Army's. a colt1.jpg
     
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    You said Colt just came out with it, which means the new King Cobra.

    You just sent images of the original, which is completely different.