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    Colt Python returns...

    The Colt Python .357 Magnum is to return to market place after a 21 year absence. https://www.colt.com/series/PYTHON_SERIES

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    Sorry but it smacks a little of desperation on Colts part. Granted it was (and is) a great revolver but how successful is new production run of Pythons likely to be? Sure there are enthusiasts out there who will be tempted to by one but in the end in a market flooded with pistols (high performance calibers included) how successful is this release likely to be?

    The reality is the US gun market has already approached saturation level. How many American firearm manufacturers are there out there at the moment returning solid profits to stock and bond holders vs teetering on the verge of Chapter 11? And outside of the US who is buying?
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    Despite Colt being desperate as it is with military contracts dwindling.

    The first batch of new Pythons sold quickly with examples selling on auction sites well above the suggested MSRP.
    By looking at comments on the Colt FB page a fair amount of Europeans are showing interest. On some firearms boards Canadians are anxious to get their hands on the new Pythons.
    Some collectors intend to buy one of each barrel length and anticipate a Royal Blue version to appear in the future to accompany these Stainless Steel examples.
    I for one will wait a year for Colt to work out any bugs and to satisfy backed up demand for this sought after revolver. Hopefully paying a bit under MSRP.
    Minty last generation Pythons have been selling for thousands of dollars, especially rare 3” barreled versions creeping into the five digit range at auction.
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    especially rare 3” barreled versions creeping into the five digit range at auction.
    i don't even want to know how bad the recoil for that has to be...what a monster.
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