Colt Python

Originally conceived as and designed to be the company's top-of-the-line model, the Colt Python stands the test of time as one of the most memorable revolvers in history.

An I-Frame revolver that sports the .357 Mag. cartridge, the Python quickly became a well-known gun at the range and in the field. Discontinued by Colt in 1996, the Python remains a must-experience firearm, especially if you're a revolver fan, and is an ideal Gun of the Week.

Technical Specifications:

Producted: 1955-1996
.357 Mag.
Barrel Length: 2.5-inch, 3-inch, 4-inch, 6-inch, 8-inch
38 ozs. to 48 ozs.
Action: Double-Action
Sights: Rear adj., front ramp
Capacity: 6 rounds

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20 Responses to Colt Python

George wrote:
May 22, 2013

Simply the best revolver made ever! In looks, action and accuracy.

B. Schochet wrote:
March 12, 2013

I inherited the one my father bought in 1961. I have the receipt and original box. He took down a deer once with it. Not only accurate, but beautiful.

Dead-Eye wrote:
December 19, 2012

I bought my Python (6-inch, blue) back in 1971. She is still with me and it is the best revolver I ever owned, smooth as silk.

Maribo wrote:
November 13, 2012

Why would it need different lock work?

Bob wrote:
October 01, 2012

It's about time this weapon made gun of the week.I bought mine from my landlords son at least 25 yrs ago, he wanted the money to buy a 1911. I gave him $350 for it and no it's not for sale.

Glenn wrote:
September 28, 2012

Dale, If you don't have one, get another job , couple weekends, not a big deal & get one. You'll be proud ya did. See you at the Range!

Dale wrote:
September 27, 2012

Beautiful guns, only problem has been the price. Just to expensive for an average working man. Best price I ever saw was $700.00 for a used one.

rick eppard wrote:
September 27, 2012

i noted in your video,, their was flash coming out of the bullet chamber at the beginning of the that over charge ammo,,or tolerance is sloppy?.

MB from Texas wrote:
September 25, 2012

I have one of these babies, 6" barrel, which has been bored and stroked to .41 Rem. magnum. The action is flawless and it is a hugh hoot to shoot!

Stan Wagner wrote:
September 25, 2012

Python truly one of the Greatest revolvers ever made; wish Colt would start up the line again- Blue / Wood grips. But - S&W M686 is it's equal, IMHO.

Jeff in MS wrote:
September 25, 2012

That's nickEL. :-)

Al from NJ wrote:
September 25, 2012

i have a nickle plated python, 6" barrel. It truly is one terrific gun! Extremely well made, high quality throughout. A pleasure to shoot, and very accurate.

Al from NJ wrote:
September 25, 2012

i have a nickle plated python, 6" barrel. It truly is one terrific gun! Extremely well made, high quality throughout. A pleasure to shoot, and very accurate.

Walkin trails wrote:
September 24, 2012

I had a blued 6 inch years ago. I was never as fond of it after I bought it as I thought I would be, but it was probably the last revolver produced with what we would say was old world craftsmanship. The DA trigger was smooth like polished glass. Anyway I regret selling it when I did mainly because of what they're selling for today.

Vince wrote:
September 24, 2012

The only mistake I made with my 6' Python was selling it. Picked it up at a pawn shop for $ 350. in the mid 80's.

jerry poparad wrote:
September 24, 2012

I have owned 4 pythons and they are works of art. I am saddened that today the only revolvers being made are MIM cast iron junk.

September 24, 2012

The Colt Python "is" the finest production revolver ever made ! With Colt being on the come back as rumored, they should be encourged by us sportsmen to start manufacturing the great Colt Python once again !

ed wrote:
September 24, 2012

i wish colt would bring it back with new lock work,they would sell millions of them

Red wrote:
September 24, 2012

Anyone else like watching Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead carry a python and blast away at zombies! This is one beautiful revolver. I wish Colt still made them. I was too young to own a firearm when they were produced but if Colt ever decided to bring it back I'd save the money just to get it.

Ron VanderMolen wrote:
September 24, 2012

I Love the gun!! I have a 4" and 6" barrel models. The 6" was the first revolver I ever bought:-)