Colt .357 python nickel plated- and first time ever shootin with pap

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by deadlift560, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. deadlift560

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    Finally got to hold my paps. It was his duty gun for 17 years. It's a thing of beauty. Only one I have ever seen. And just to see how much I loved it, and how much we enjoyed shooting together yesterday made me so happy. :) just wanted to share with y'all
     
  2. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member Supporter

    How about some pics of that old hog leg? That was my first duty gun as a reserve police officer. It had a 6" barrel, and was really intimidating looking.
     

  3. deadlift560

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    That's what his is. I wish I had pics! I want it so bad. He says it's mine when he goes. I want the gun, but I don't want it at that cost
     
  4. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member Supporter

    Well then, I'll post up mine.
     

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  5. deadlift560

    deadlift560 New Member

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    Beautiful! I want it
     
  6. Gun_Aficionado

    Gun_Aficionado King of my Castle until my wife comes home Lifetime Supporting Member

    I had one, a long time ago. gun barrel grey 4 inch barrel. I loved it so, had it for many years and served me well. When I left my home country to go to school in the USA I had to leave behind, gave to buddy to hold he fell on hard times and sold it. I was so upset but what can you do almost had a cow when I saw the prices on used ones.... But then I found Glock and peace came back so water under the bridge...
     
  7. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

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    Pretty much stole one when my friendly gun shop had an officer that just retired trade it in. Late 70's model beautiful blued 4" barrel. It had a pretty large and deep ding on the muzzle along with years if holster wear. The double action was super smooth. I got it for $250. Sold it to a dealer for $550 asking price a few years later. He thought he robbed me. Miss it but I have plenty of Smith revolvers to take care of that itch.
     
  8. Hollen

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    I few months back I got the chance to shoot the colt anaconda. I love the colts they are smooth guns and works of art. But man that thing got some kick. Alot more than my s&w .44 mag. But all in all I'd love to own all the colts.
     
  9. dutchs

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    Man! You carried that as your EDC?? How long ago was that?:eek::p
     
  10. shaker223

    shaker223 Boost Rules

    Another that carried a Python as a edc!! This is what my step father-in- law carried as a sherrifs deputy. He bought it new back in the 60s. Look closely and you can see the holster wear near the muzzle.
     

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  11. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member Supporter

    Be nice to me old man! That was in 1983. Reserves had our choice of weapons, because we paid for them ourselves and I had it in my gun safe already. It was much better than the department issued S&W Model 66, IMHO.
     
  12. dutchs

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    Alright, you get a pass, besides, that is a damn good looking gun! I'm just jealous.