COLT PYTHON SILHOUETTE .357 — FACTORY PROTOTYPE 8 Bbl…NEAR w/ COLT LETTER
Here’s an interesting revolver for the Colt collector. This is a Colt Python that had been kept in the Colt factory collection as a “sample and prototype” of the Python Silhouette Model. It was sold from the factory collection via Greg Martin Auctions back in 2008. Chambered for the .357 Magnum, it wears an 8-inch vent-rib barrel with adjustable sights and the standard Python barrel markings. This beauty is finished in Colt’s highly polished “Royal Blue” and remains in excellent, as new condition. There are a few very tiny handling marks so I’ll grade the gun at 99%. It does appear that the gun was fired at some point, probably by the factory. The checkered walnut grips are in excellent condition, free of cracks, chips or significant wear. The mechanics are in perfect working order and the bore is excellent as well. This revolver comes in a Colt factory box with owner’s manual and includes the Colt factory letter which describes the prototype status of this desirable revolver.
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