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Old 03-08-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I fired a 4" .357 in either nickel or stainless once. I think it was nickel. Nice gun but I did not think it was worth $700(1992) Now? Perhaps $1500?

The hardcore hand gun folk I know want to own one including semi-auto owners.

Kindly post your views on this.

Now having written that I become very interested whenever I see an unaltered .455 Webley.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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I fired a 4" .357 in either nickel or stainless once. I think it was nickel. Nice gun but I did not think it was worth $700(1992) Now? Perhaps $1500?

The hardcore hand gun folk I know want to own one including semi-auto owners.

Kindly post your views on this.

Now having written that I become very interested whenever I see an unaltered .455 Webley.
Everything was handfitted and custom. The Python was a precision piece of hardware. The forcing cone to cylinder endshake and gap was perfect. The timing was hand tuned and perfect. The trigger was perfect. Only the finest materials were used in the manufacture of them. Shooting skinny tree branches was easy for nearly anyone behind the trigger. The bluing looked like a mirror and was very-very deep. You won't find that kind of quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail on modern weapons other than high end 1911s.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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What Sam said plus they didnt make that many. You'll find dozens more S&Ws & Rugers.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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I'm a fan of Larry. He really knows his stuff. I also buy a lot of stuff off him from his company Midway USA.

Personal Defense - Colt Python - YouTube
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:28 AM
 
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It's a sucker's gun. It goes out of time really quickly
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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That will bent any wheelgun's crane the bobart flip. Simply cycling the action a very few thousand x will wear the hand on the python. They are notorious for this failing
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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That will bent any wheelgun's crane the bobart flip. Simply cycling the action a very few thousand x will wear the hand on the python. They are notorious for this failing
You can't go by how some fool beat the thing ups opinion. Many are still ok. That Taurus still won't shoot as good the day it is new against a 30 year old Python.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Not unless the python hasn't been shot much or recently rebuilt
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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not unless the python hasn't been shot much or recently rebuilt
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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My dad had one, I did not like it. The rifling is counter that of any other handgun. The recoil twisted the hand oddly.
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