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Some photos of my 1959 Colt 357. Predecessor to the Python. Not as polished, not as handsome, but the action is almost as smooth. I have had a small collection of Colt DA revolvers and still have 8 of them including a Python. If you can find one of these I highly recommend it.







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Beautiful gun. I had one not quite that nice a few years ago that greatly regret selling.
 
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I only have one Colt revolver, a later nickeled Detective Special. It is a cool gun, but yours is cooler.




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Thanks guys. I used to have two Nickel DS s but sold them to a friend. Only have one Nickel revolver left now. A S&W 586. It's a tack driver and no plans to give it up. Cool


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What a beautiful handgun.

Imagine having that in 1959!


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I wonder what it cost in '59. Guessing around 40-50 bucks. LOL. I was 3 years old so I probably wouldn't have been a buyer.


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I had a 6" version. It was a very nice pistol. Not as sexy as a Python but it shot very well.
 
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I had a 6" version. It was a very nice pistol. Not as sexy as a Python but it shot very well.


I believe the 6" barrel was more rare than the 4" and I want to say there were only 5K produced total in all lengths.


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My grandfather was a motorcycle cop in Rhode Island in the 60’s and he carried a 4” Colt just like that. My mom has a bunch of photos of him in uniform, some were of him shooting. When I was a kid, I thought they were so cool.


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Most may find this odd, but I'd rather have that than a Python.
 
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Para, don't think I have read anywhere.. do you have a favorite revolver?

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lovely pistol
 
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Congrats, that looks great!



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Para, don't think I have read anywhere.. do you have a favorite revolver?
Nothing particular comes to mind.


Crap, sorry, I intended to quote your post and ended up editing it. Apologies.


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Para, don't think I have read anywhere.. do you have a favorite revolver?
Nothing particular comes to mind.


Crap, sorry, I intended to quote your post and ended up editing it. Apologies.


No worries.


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That is nice! There is something about finely blued steel and wood…
 
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My grandfather bought one to use as a duty gun in 1963. He paid $35 for it at the pawn shop. I still have the pistol and receipt. His off duty gun was a Detective Special with the thin barrel. My two most cherished firearm s.
 
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I’ve always liked them, but the ones I’ve come across have been well used. My old King Cobra fills my need for now.
 
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I have a 6 inch, they were the model the Python was made from. I also have 2 6 inch officer model matches in 22 and 38. They make a very nice trio and they all shoot great. I bought the 357 from a Judge in upstate N.Y. who also owned a gun shop. I think I paid 400 for it which 30 years ago was a bunch of money for that gun but I've never regrated it.
 
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Beautiful piece. Definitely a keeper.


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