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Colt Python Hunter #7043716
01/19/18 12:34 AM
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Back many moons ago when myself and a partner had a hunting operation Colt Firearms was one of our clients. When they were getting ready to introduce the Colt Python Hunter Tom T. who was the marketing director wanted to take a Blackbuck with it. I took him to a place we had near Rocksprings and he actually did get one. Surprised the heck out of me. And I took the picture that was put into all the gun and hunting magazines.

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7043720
01/19/18 12:36 AM
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Unti I read the blackbuck part I thought he had killed a hog.

On my phone I could barely see the animal in the pic but on my computer I can clearly see its a blackbuck lol

Last edited by SapperTitan; 01/19/18 01:32 AM.

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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7043727
01/19/18 12:39 AM
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That is really neat!
Thanks for sharing!

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: mbavo] #7043798
01/19/18 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted By: mbavo
That is really neat!
Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7043810
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Did they give you a Python?!?

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7043902
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Very cool. But...he isn't sporting the correct camouflage, how is that possible?


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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7043934
01/19/18 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: mbavo
That is really neat!
Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: jdk1985] #7044261
01/19/18 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
Did they give you a Python?!?
No, but I did buy a 8" Colt Python at employee cost which if I remember right was around $185. I did not have enough money at the time to buy the entire Python Hunter kit or whatever it was called. Seemed like at the time I could have gotten it for around $350 or so. We had a very good relationship with Colt. Got to meet and hunt a lot of writers and editors you just read about. I guess things started changing at Colt and it slowly went away.

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044290
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Cool pic and story Don. If you still have the Python, it's worth at least 10 times what you paid for it now. up


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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044296
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Yes, still have it. A safe queen. Still looks like new.

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044305
01/19/18 01:34 PM
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Neat picture and story, I bet that was an interesting hunt, thanks for sharing cheers


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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044361
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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044373
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Yep, thanks for posting that up.


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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044395
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Originally Posted By: don k
Yes, still have it. A safe queen. Still looks like new.


That is awesome !

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044553
01/19/18 03:55 PM
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Great story Don!


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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044655
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That was a good shooting pistol.


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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044834
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neat story. How long ago?

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7044876
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That picture was from a Sept. 1980 Guns and Ammo. So it was probably hunted in July or August. We had the hunting rights on a place about 5 miles this side of Rocksprings. Had at that time probably the most BB of any place around. It had Angora goats, cows and Blackbuck and a few rattlesnakes. Not very many Deer. Was about 10,000 acres with most of the cedar cleared off it.

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: Stub] #7045089
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Originally Posted By: Stub
Neat picture and story, I bet that was an interesting hunt, thanks for sharing cheers

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7045098
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Originally Posted By: don k
Yes, still have it. A safe queen. Still looks like new.


Cool story. If you decide to sell it let me know. Will double your money on it wink



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Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7045228
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Thatís neat don, thanks for sharing




Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7045252
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I haven't shot it in probably 20 years. In it's life probably not a box of shells through it. But it is one of those things you dig out once in a while and remember. You youngsters will get what I mean when you get older.

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7045324
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Originally Posted By: don k
Originally Posted By: jdk1985
Did they give you a Python?!?
No, but I did buy a 8" Colt Python at employee cost which if I remember right was around $185. I did not have enough money at the time to buy the entire Python Hunter kit or whatever it was called. Seemed like at the time I could have gotten it for around $350 or so. We had a very good relationship with Colt. Got to meet and hunt a lot of writers and editors you just read about. I guess things started changing at Colt and it slowly went away.


Great experience, and great pistol.

Re: Colt Python Hunter [Re: don k] #7045332
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Probably worth $4K or more now. Very nice side arm. Thanks for sharing.

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I have one in nickel. Bought it a long time ago at the FT Worth Gun Show for about $500 used. Never shoot it and thought about selling it. My Grandson heard about it and went ballistic. He's inheriting my guns.


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