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Colt Python Target 8″ Blue .38 Special

Sold For:  $4,200  |  Ended On: 1/10/2024
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Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Lot #: 2

Known Details

Caliber: .357 Mag

Grips: Walnut

Finish: Blue

Barrel Length: 8"

Round Capacity: 6

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial: LA9619

Box Included

Sellers FFL Type: Type 03 FFL

Shipping: UPS Next Day Air : $55

This 1980 Colt Python Target is chambered in .38 special and shows off a full 8” Ribbed Barrel. This Gun features walnut target grips, with inlaid Colt Rampant Pony medallions in gold on each side. The Frame features the standard Accro adjustable rear site and at the end of the 8″ barrel the serrated ramped front sight. The Colt Python itself, as many know, is one of the finest revolvers ever made. The Python Target would be no exception to the quality standard of the Colt Snake Series Revolvers. There are a few differences between the target model and the standard production run of pythons which includes the .38 special chambering, and the 8” barrel and low production quantities. When these Python targets were produced, they saw less than optimal sell-through rates, and many were cut down to shorter barrel lengths and sold. Blued Guns saw around 3,489 made and nickel around 251. This Gun is in excellent condition and would be considered a notable example for any discerning collector. This Lot is complete with the factory box, Styrofoam inserts with the matching label, original Colt Python user manual, and yellow hang tag.  

Colt Python Box and Revolver

Overall, the gun is displayed in excellent condition and as mentioned before is a notable example of a Python Target. Any wear or blemishes are hard to notice at a distance. Noting that the leading edges are sharp, and the finish is in excellent condition throughout the entirety of the firearm. Superficial marks can be found upon extremely close observation and should be noted as common due to the age of the firearm. Some would classify this gun as a New in Box (Old Stock)At Safe Queens, we prefer the photos to do the talking… 

Colt Python Cylinder 38 Special

The Python has been taken care of over the years and kept oiled while in storage. On the ejection side of the frame near the barrel, a small faint scratch can be noticed on the raised portion of the frame. The rampant colt hallmark shows crisp sharp lines without washing out suggesting the firearm is in its original finish. A small blemish can be noticed on the grip just north of the Medallion.

Rempant Colt Medallion

The Barrel markings are crisp and clean reading without issue “PYTHON TARGET” “.38 SPECIAL CTG” Framed in stars. The ribbed barrel’s top edges are sharp throughout, in addition to the underlug showing no noticeable blemishes. The opposing side of the barrel can be seen in the gallery, and it also clearly reads “COLT’S PT.FA.MFG.CO.HARTFORD, CONN.U.S.A 

Python Target .38 Special CTG

The muzzle end of the Barrel shows sharp edges, and no noticeable blemishes are noted, the same can be noted for the ramped front sight, the rivets are all sharp and the leading edges show no nicks or holster-type wear. The bore still shows excellent condition, with strong rifling and a bright display. 

Barrell Muzzle End and Front Sight of Colt Python

The serial matches the box and throughout the firearm, on both the frame and the swinging arm. The Cylinder is in great condition only a faint drag line can be spotted.

LA9619 Serial Number Revolver Crane

The opposing side of the revolver shows clean throughout the finish with no blemishes to note. The screw heads through the frame and grip show sharp edges and no tool marks. 

Revolver Cylinder

The back strap and rear sight show very clean, without any marks to note. The hammer’s finish is clean and polished, and the knurling is sharp. Follow the gun down to the back strap again, zero notable marks, and the factory walnut grips also sharp checkering along with a tight-looking fit. 

Serrated Back Strap of Colt Python

Winning Bid
$4,200 by WzrD
Ended On
January 10th, 2024
Bids
14
964 Views | 1 Watchers

Comments & Questions

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cowboy77

08/23/2023 10:32:02 PM UTC

@WzrD - Congrats on the win! Enjoy it.

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Safe Queens

08/23/2023 10:31:41 PM UTC

Sold on 08/23/2023 for $4,200 to WzrD

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WzrD

08/23/2023 10:30:37 PM UTC

@Cove3rt Appreciate the battle on this one. Good luck next time.

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Cove3rt

08/23/2023 10:29:55 PM UTC

@WzrD - I'm out on this one. Go for it!

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WzrD

08/23/2023 10:29:29 PM UTC

$4,200 Bid

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Cove3rt

08/23/2023 10:29:21 PM UTC

$4,100 Bid

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WzrD

08/23/2023 10:29:08 PM UTC

$4,000 Bid

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Cove3rt

08/23/2023 10:28:57 PM UTC

$3,900 Bid

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WzrD

08/23/2023 10:28:43 PM UTC

$3,800 Bid

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Cove3rt

08/23/2023 10:28:13 PM UTC

$3,400 Bid

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WzrD

08/23/2023 10:27:55 PM UTC

$3,200 Bid

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Cove3rt

08/23/2023 10:27:40 PM UTC

$2,900 Bid

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cowboy77

08/23/2023 10:27:25 PM UTC

$2,600 Bid

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Cove3rt

08/23/2023 10:26:49 PM UTC

$2,400 Bid

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WzrD

08/23/2023 10:26:23 PM UTC

$1,500 Bid

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WzrD

08/23/2023 10:26:08 PM UTC

@BC_Ryder Good to know, just wondered if it was left off the gallery. Thank you

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BC_Ryder

Seller  08/22/2023 5:16:42 PM UTC

@WzrD - No factory letter is included with this Python.

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Cove3rt

08/22/2023 5:15:15 PM UTC

$1,100 Bid

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WzrD

08/22/2023 5:24:18 AM UTC

Colt archive letter included on this?

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cowboy77

08/22/2023 5:18:24 AM UTC

$650 Bid

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cowboy77

08/22/2023 12:42:44 AM UTC

Anyone know how accurate the 3,489 number is?

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Cove3rt

08/22/2023 12:40:14 AM UTC

$500 Bid

Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Lot #: 2

Known Details

Caliber: .357 Mag

Grips: Walnut

Finish: Blue

Barrel Length: 8"

Round Capacity: 6

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial: LA9619

Box Included

Sellers FFL Type: Type 03 FFL

Shipping: UPS Next Day Air : $55

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