This Pony followed me home

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by army_eod, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. norton

    norton

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    Nice.
    I have an 8" blued Trooper MkIII in .22 LR. I purchased it almost 40 years ago.
     
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  2. Nick B

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    I think Colt even made a few Electroless nickel AR15’s in that time period.
    Could be mistaken.
     

  3. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    I like long barrels, I can't deny. :hearts:
     
  4. army_eod

    army_eod US Army Retired, EOD, PM, PMP

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    bac103. You the man on this topic.
     
  5. bac1023

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    I had an E Nickel Python from 1981.
     
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    Very nice score I’ve always thought the trooper Had much better looking lines than the python.
     
  7. Nick B

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    We need to have a Joker pistol thread .
     
  8. bac1023

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    The Trooper Mark III was the first Colt revolver to have the transfer bar. Debuted in 1969
     
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    Now that’s a fine looking hawglaig!
     
  10. steve1911

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    Nice hog leg,


    1911club#410
     
  11. J_Rico

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    Looks brand new. Enjoy.
     
  12. norton

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    Brian
    My Dad had an 8" Colt Python in .38 special. How rare or desirable were these? Can't remember if it was E Nickel or stainless.
     
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  13. bac1023

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    The Python Target does ok, Norton.

    Here’s a pristine one in the box for mid $4,000’s. Not sure what it will bring, but bids are near $3,000 already. Why sellers include in BIN price makes no sense to me, but there you have it.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/851379465

    They certainly aren’t the most valuable of Pythons, but not bad. I would guess your dad’s to be E nickel.
     
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  14. norton

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    What models do you feel are the most sought after?
     
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    If Pinocchio had a gun... That thing has quite a long nose! :p

    J/K, that is a very cool find!
     
  16. bac1023

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    As far as Pythons are concerned?

    There’s a few limited edition models that have done well. I’m thinking the Combat Python is the most valuable. It was a Lew Horton exclusive from the late 80’s. 3” barrel and less than 500 built.

    They generally bringing over $15,000 these days. A used model brought $16,100 in a recent online auction.

    Unfired, the sky is the limit.
     
  17. norton

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    Wow. I thought maybe those marked by police dept's or federal/state agencies might be the most valuable.
     
  18. army_eod

    army_eod US Army Retired, EOD, PM, PMP

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    Had the Trooper to the range. 357 mags feel like 38 SPL

    Super action on this.
     
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    Eh, sometimes that stuff can actually detract.
     
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  20. Karambit777

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    Nice colt. That pistol brings back memories of my Mark V.

    I’m an idiot for trading it.