Revolver similar to Python

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  1. bac1023

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    Terry,
    There are really no Python copies like there are the SAA. Some lookalikes maybe, but not the same design.

    The SAA is copied like the 1911 and CZ 75.
     
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    I hear you. My point was if you really want a Colt Python you have to buy a Colt Python. A "looks like" or "shoots like" is not going to turn it into a Python.
     

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    Not a Colt revolver fan by any means but that really is gorgeous!
     
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  4. bac1023

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    Yes sir

    No doubt
     
  5. CAcop

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    There are three people alive on this planet that could do that. In 1975 you could probably find one in just about any town over 50k.

    And I am not talking about someone who read about doing it in a book or watched a YouTube video.

    Revolver smithing, the right way, is a dying art.
     
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    I've shot my BIL's Python...nice pistol....but my SW629 is smoother.

    Considering the current SW models are 1/2 of a Python...its a 2 for one IMO.
     
  7. bac1023

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    You could get three current S&W’s for the price of a nice Python.

    I wouldn’t take one for free though, unless I could keep the money after the sale.
     
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    The older model Python's are the finest revolvers EVER made, trying to buy that quality, without paying for it, is impossible! That being said, a prelock 586/686 would give you a solid, mag revolver. I prefer the 19's, but the L frames are heavier guns, designed for steady diet of magnum loads.
     
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    Colt Trooper Mk III

    Closest you can get to a Python without the crazy prices.
     
  10. bac1023

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    Well now that's a very tall order.

    I can't agree with that, but they are definitely finely made revolvers.
     
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    The older Trooper uses the Python action and can be had for much less.

    The Trooper Mark III is a lot different.
     
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    To each thier own. It does make me a bit sad in that a lot of people find shooting a revolver an awesome experience. It’s just different, kind of like driving a stick shift. It’s a dying thing though (btw electric cars outsold those with manual transmissions last year).

    It doesn’t help that any new shooters expressing any interest in revolvers at all are met with a horde of angry heavily financially invested collectors spouting that anything other than a registered magnum or $4,000 pre 1958 colt python is trash not allowed in thier safe. It doesn’t impress anybody, it just makes makes those folks move down the aisle to other choices and skip wheelgun land all together. I had a great day at the range with my 617 mim lock and all last week. Shot over 400 rounds through it in one session.

    I’m thinking about adding a Smith and Wesson 19 Classic just to piss some folks off :cool:
     
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    You're right, to each their own. If you like the new Smiths, more power to you. In fact, buy yourself a "Classic" 19 while you're at it. :)

    I do like some new production revolvers. S&W's aren't among them. If someone wanted to give me one, I would respectfully decline.

    By the way, the older revolvers like Registered Magnums and 1950's and 60's Pythons impress a LOT of people. If they didn't, they wouldn't bring the dollars they do on the market. I buy them to impress me. They are also a decent investment. :cool:
     
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    Bac1023, what are your opinions of the Diamondback in .38 Spl? I would consider that an "almost Python" from my limited experience, though you know more about it. PS What would you consider a fair price on a clean shooter-grade 4" blue Diamondback .38 these days? If I ever have the $$$$ that's the one on my wish list.

    To the OP, I'd save my $$$$ some more and just buy a Python or maybe a Diamondback instead of looking for a knockoff.

    Grumpy
     
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    Grumpy, the Diamondback is probably the only other Colt snake revolver I like besides the Python. That being said, its no Python from a quality and craftsmanship standpoint. It uses a much cheaper action from the Police Positive Special. That's what the DB is, a fancy Police Positive Special.

    They do look similar to a Python and are good looking revolvers, in my opinion. You can generally get a clean one in 38 Special for $1200-$1500. The 22 usually brings more, as they aren't as common.
     
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    This is a lot like wines.

    All I know is the expensive bottle ones are for show, and the cheap box ones are for drinking :)
     
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    I understand you either get it or not. When I see a unfired Python in the box, my first thought is “Bet the trigger stacks” :clown:
     
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    Very much so.

    I know a really wealthy guy via branch of my wife's family. He has a ton of real estate in the Bay Area he bought back in the 70s and 80s and you can guess what it is worth now. He built a dream home overlooking the Monterey Bay with a wine cellar.

    His favorite wine?

    Two Buck Chuck.
     
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    Which model are you referring to as the "older Trooper?" Warning: you may be triggering me to buy another gun I "need"
     
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    Not really

    Pythons shoot great, as do other high end revolvers, such as Korth’s and Manurhin MR73’s.

    Most people just don’t know jack**** about them.
     
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