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#6138878 - 01/16/16 04:51 PM Colt Python Value??????
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I haven't dealt with the "snake" guns at all but currently have a trade option to pick one up. It is the 8" nickel version, original grips but DOES NOT have the box or any paperwork. Just wondering what an approximate value would be. Thanks in advance for any advice and let me know if there are any other questions.

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#6138894 - 01/16/16 04:59 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Nontypical3006]
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Probably around 1600+/- depending on condition. Being that they aren't produced anymore the value will only go up.

I'm not sure how much not having the box and paperwork will effect it
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#6138932 - 01/16/16 05:22 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Nontypical3006]
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It is in excellent condition and based on the serial number, it was made in 1980.

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#6138936 - 01/16/16 05:27 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Nontypical3006]
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Asking price for these pistols are generally around $2400 w/ box and paperwork. I am not sure what they are actually selling for these days. They have gone up a lot in the last year.

I saw folks on gunbroker selling the boxes for 185-300 dollars.

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#6138955 - 01/16/16 05:40 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Nontypical3006]
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yep, $3,000+ for the 8" if its mint. check gunbroker, etc for estimates.

The "Snake Gun" market is being ruined by a few with BIG cash RE: the guy, Louie on Gunfather TV show Outdoor Channel or Sportsman's channel. He went to Wanamacher Gun Show in Tulsa, bought all he could carry out. takes them back to his gun shop in Montana, cleans em up, puts them in a NEW Colt box with NEW paper work, and makes $1,000 on each one.

I want one VERY bad too. I saw one at the Lewisville Gun Show 4" blue, $3100, I offered $2500, no sale, he would go $2800, I passed...

It's a crazy market that a few are driving up.

If you can get one for $1600 JUMP ON IT !!!!!!

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#6139094 - 01/16/16 06:55 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Nontypical3006]
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Just saw a really nice 8" blue for sale over on 24 hour Campfire $2400. If it was a 4" I might be teased.... $2400 can buy allot of "toys" just sayin taz
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#6139126 - 01/16/16 07:07 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Nontypical3006]
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What about a 2" cobra (baby cobra?) Blued, wood grips 95%+ condition?

Belonged to my wifes grandpa.
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#6139140 - 01/16/16 07:18 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Nontypical3006]
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Not sure about the Baby but I did see a 6" King Cobra on G.B. a while ago for almost $3K !!!

I read on Guns America or somewhere this week, Colt may bring back the Snake Guns. They did say they wouldn't be like the "old ones" but would be fitted and finished just like them. The inside mechanisms would be different ??? but the actions and the finishes would be first class. Didn't touch the price issue though....
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#6139156 - 01/16/16 07:25 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Nontypical3006]
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Sounds like I was off by a good bit. Depending on what your giving up I say hop on it, like I said the value is only going up. My number was based off of what my dad said from when he bought one in 2011. It was a late 80s model. He said he paid around 1400 for one with box and paperwork. I'm sure he will be glad to hear what others have said.
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#6139172 - 01/16/16 07:29 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Just saw a really nice 8" blue for sale over on 24 hour Campfire $2400. If it was a 4" I might be teased.... $2400 can buy allot of "toys" just sayin taz


I got a blue 4" that my dad bought new in early 80's. Got a few more in the collection, only missing 2 to have a complete set. But at the price of $5-6k each I don't think I'll be completing the collection
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#6139248 - 01/16/16 08:08 PM Re: Colt Python Value?????? [Re: Nontypical3006]
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BP, what are you missin??? 2.5" and an ELITE??? yes you are right on the price point.

rickym, you are lucky to have such a great gun "in the family"
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