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Old 01-19-2015, 07:23 AM   #1
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Cant find Python's age sn 88909 or value

I have a well used Python handed down to me, and I'm having trouble finding year of manufacture. I have looked at every chart I could find (all3 of them!) Any help would be gladly taken! SN 88909.
And if someone could help me with the value that would be great too!
It's a 6" barrel .357 with holster wear. So much that the muzzle of the gun had been worn off a bit on the end. Shoots wonderfully, very accurate, and blueing is about 85-90%.
Thanks in advance ya'll!

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Old 01-19-2015, 05:25 PM   #2
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88909 was made in 1968.
The serial numbers that year started at 73800,
1969 started at 90000.

Value is based on the percentage of original finish remaining and on whether it is all original (grips).
These days, it's almost impossible to find a Python that doesn't sell for $900 even in pretty worn finish.
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88909 was made in 1968.
The serial numbers that year started at 73800,
1969 started at 90000.

Value is based on the percentage of original finish remaining and on whether it is all original (grips).
These days, it's almost impossible to find a Python that doesn't sell for $900 even in pretty worn finish.
Thanks a bunch dfariswheel. I saw that sn range, but since it didnt start with a 8xxxx I wasnt sure if it would be included.
What I have been finding is your right, most pistols get listed at around $1,100, but since no one wants to buy at that price, you see a bunch of listings but no sales.
Thanks again, I should have known it was staring in my face!!
 
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