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EXTREMELY SCARCE BOXED, Colt, Model Python TARGET, (I3686), CAL:...
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Started 2023-05-06 00:00:00
Ended 2024-03-01 22:05:02

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EXTREMELY SCARCE BOXED, Colt, Model Python TARGET, (I3686), CAL: .38 SPL-, MFG: 1980, SN: K02878, Double Action Revolver, 8'' barrel. In 1980 Colt produced 3,740 Phyton Target models with 8'' barrels in .38 SPL. Of those produced 3,489 were blued & only 251 nickeled. This is one of those rare 251 mfg, in nickeled finish, making this Python variation extremely rare. The Colt Python was introduced as a premium model in 1955, in caliber .357 Magnum, with some rare caliber variations produced along the way. The Python is built on the large I-frame & has a reputation for accuracy, smooth trigger pull, & a tight cylinder lock-up. It has a 6-shot swing-out cylinder & was available in Python blue, Royal blue, Python nickel & Python stainless steel finishes. Some firearm collectors & writers have described the Python as ''the finest production revolver ever made''. It has a wide serrated target hammer, ventilated rib, & fully adjustable target quality rear sights. The left side of barrel is stamped ''PYTHON TARGET * .38 SPECIAL CTG * ''. The Rampant Colt gold medallion, checkered walnut grips on this example are minty. The high polish nickel finish is minty. Bore is mint. The satin finished top of the ventilated rib barrel holds a screw height adjusting ''U'' notch rear sight & black front blade sight. This gun comes in its original Colt wood grain box, with booklet, pamphlet, hang tag & bag. Box has tattered edges, splitting seams & missing a flap. Consignor indicates revolver was never shot outside the factory. Highly collectible stainless steel variation. FFL Req. - Value: 3500 to 4500

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EXTREMELY SCARCE BOXED, Colt, Model Python TARGET, (I3686), CAL:...
Item # 4428
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