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Old 04-05-2016, 02:28 PM   #1
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357 colt Python

Hello everybody. My father has a 357 colt Python and I am trying to find out how much it's worth for him. He can't find a serial number on it so I can't look it up. Any help please? I also do not know how to post a picture of it up on this site :-(
 
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:08 PM   #2
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Open the cylinder.
The serial number is stamped on the frame just below the barrel and on the cylinder crane.

Any letters or numbers under the serial number are inspectors stamps.

Unless it's trashed most any Python starts at around $1200.
Value depends on condition as Number One, followed by barrel length and finish.
Finishes were Royal Blue, bright nickel, "Royal Coltguard" electroless Nickel, satin stainless steel, and bright polish mirror stainless steel.

Things that can cause the price to go up are:
Good original finish.
Having the original box.
Having the original Colt factory grips.
The gun being in unaltered condition.
Guns made in the 50's.

Things that lower the price:
Non original grips.
Guns that have been altered or home gunsmithed to "improve" the trigger pull.
Guns in bad condition, rusted, pitted, worn finish, etc.
Replaced sights.
Refinished.

To post pictures you need to "host" the pictures on a site like Photobucket.

Photo and image hosting, free photo galleries, photo editing

Upload the pictures to Photobucket by following the directions, then click on the picture.
Another page will open with the larger picture.
To the right of the picture look for the box right below "Share this Photo".
Click on the box then right click and click and click on "COPY".
Come to this forum and start a new post.
Where you want the picture in the post Right click and click "PASTE".
When you enter the post the picture will be where you put it.
 
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