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Colt “Quietly” Recalls Pythons from Distributors

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Hoji, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. grumper

    grumper TGT Addict

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    I finally got mine. A 4.25" barrel model. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet with all the Corona in the breeze. But first thing I checked was to make sure the muzzle crown wasn't all gnawed up and tried dry firing a bit to see if the cylinder would turn freely.

    Didn't notice any glaring issues, I think Colt might be test firing more as part of QC because the cylinder was somewhat filthy inside. .38 specials would meet some resistance sliding in until I gave the new gun a cleaning and oiling. The patch came out black as crud.

    I don't mind more test firing if it means they'll catch issues at the factory.

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  2. TipBledsoe

    TipBledsoe New Member

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    I've been watching the Gun Broker auctions and observing the 2020 Pythons selling in the range of $1725 to $2425, and about $300 more for the 6" barrel.
    Without any gun shows going on, does anyone know who is selling the new Pythons closer to the wholesale price?
     
  3. grumper

    grumper TGT Addict

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    I paid MSRP from GT Distributors but that was over 6 months ago.

    Might be worth calling to ask but you'll prolly have to wait for it to show up. Supply can't meet the crazy demand right now.
     
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  4. hoghunting

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    Just noticed you're in SA otherwise I would have suggested Scheels, just north of Dallas. Was there last weekend and they had the 4" SS Python for $1,499.99. But that's a long way to drive.
     
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  5. candcallen

    candcallen Purveyor of Snark Humor and Truth.

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    Blind witches throwing bones into bowls of blood, actually.
     
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  6. TipBledsoe

    TipBledsoe New Member

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    I think I got over-excited when I realized that my long sought after Python was within reach with the new 2020 model having a reasonable price tag. But thanks to y'all educating me, I'm coming around to maybe the more important question, especially to those here who may have a new 2020 Python AND a pre-1995 or custom shop model:
    The 2020 Python being about $2000, are the earlier models' quality and performance worth the extra $1000 or more?
    And, maybe just as importantly, will the 2020 model hold or increase its value lime the earlier models?
     
  7. Vaquero

    Vaquero San Saba Songbird

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    The new Studebaker is as good as the original.
     
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  8. grumper

    grumper TGT Addict

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    That's a good price. No markup from suggested retail.
     
  9. candcallen

    candcallen Purveyor of Snark Humor and Truth.

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    You never pay msrp for anything.
     
  10. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Wheel Gun Nut TGT Supporter

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    Damn.
     


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