I'm not sure where this underlug business really got its start, but I was around when it really got rolling. A term that relates most commonly to DA/SA revolvers, underlug refers to an integral extension of metal that runs along the bottom side of the barrel.
As they have been unavailable from the factory for years, the Colt Python revolver's cost a pretty penny now and have been in high demand due to their reemergence in "The Walking Dead." See an exploded view of the Python here.
What firearms are Americans buying? Those listed by GunBroker.com as best-sellers for Dec. 2015—both new and used—have been covered extensively by American Rifleman. Check the list here and learn more about these guns
Wiley Clapp was around for the Python's introduction in 1955. In this first of a three-part series, he journeys through the early days of this now legendary Colt revolver and ponders its skyrocketing value.
If you missed out on owning an original Colt Python, you might be able to own the next best thing—a "Trython"—part Colt Python and Colt Trooper. Read how Wiley Clapp built these modern hybrid revolvers from classic Colt parts.