Colt Python .357 Magnum Blue 4” Revolver, MFD 1979
lock-stock-and-barrel A+(1118)
Used Condition
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8/6/2017 8:27 PM
Item 670998748
Location Simi Valley, CA 93065
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LSB#: 170315WK02

Make: Colt

Model: Python

Serial Number: V78176

Date of Manufacture: 1979 (

Caliber: .357 Magnum

Action Type: 6-Shot, Single and Double Action Revolver With Swing Out Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “PYTHON .357 / * .357 MAGNUM CTG. *”. The right side of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. The flat under the crane and the crane are marked with the serial number. The left sideplate is marked with a “Rampant Colt” logo. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “F”.

Barrel Length: The vent rib barrel with full underlug is 4”.

Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a square notched rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation that is pinned to the top strap of the frame. The front sight is a serrated ramp blade pinned to the top of the rib. The top of the barrel rib and the top strap have a matte black finish to reduce glare. The rear sight was painted red and the front white. the paint is faded and flaking.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are oversized checkered walnut that enclose the front strap and the bottom of the grip frame, exposing the serrated back strap; the upper portions have gold-colored logo medallions. There is a mark in the butt. The other areas have a few light rub marks, they are free of visible cracks or damages. The grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: High Luster Blue

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, thought a few spots of lead fowling are present.

Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 97% of its finish. The cylinder has a faint drag line and a few thin scratches. The back strap of the grip frame has a few rubbed areas on the serrations. The other metal surfaces are free of any notable wear or damages. There is some fouling in the flutes of the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this revolver. This revolver has a wide target style hammer and a serrated trigger.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: This is a nice python with great timing and lockup. the trigger is smooth, what you expect from a python. The gun needs a detailed cleaning and that is about it. We like the 4" pythons here as a great size for informal shooting at the range, home defense and if you have a big jacket, CCW. This same barrel length was issued to some law enforcement and security teams for their reliability and stopping power. This gun will make some new owner very happy.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale. This Handgun CAN be sold as a PPT in our Simi Valley Location. This does not apply to out of state.
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.357 Mag.
Barrel Length
4 inch
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