We felt that the level of accuracy we recorded was limited more by the shooter than by the guns themselves, especially when firing the heavier. Keep in mind though that some GunBroker sellers always ask a premium price and their guns often do not get bids. If you are bored with revolvers, then the custom look of the Anaconda will make life interesting again. In any collectible marketplace where there have been sizable increases in value within a relatively short period of time—value sustainability is directly dependant on continued or increasing demand. But, what kind of Colt is it? This same action occurs when the hammer is pulled back to prepare for single-action fire. While I personally think the Colt Python is the finest example of the revolver makers art ever made, I have seen what I consider to be some ridiculous prices for some lately. No problem whatsoever with kick, it pushes, i.
I have shot several hundred rounds through the gun using primarily 44 special type loads. Can't even recall if that one had the original box. The single-action trigger was only fractionally lighter on the older model however. Bought it in the 1980s new. After all, they lost almost 60 percent on gold and 70 percent on silver after only two years, and today, their precious metals are still in bracketed numbers.
Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. As for shoot-ability my 6 inch 686 Smith both me and my friend can shoot better. Back when magnumania hit the industry, who ever was in the business at the time brought out a. The gun has been to a gunsmith and has a spring kit. If you're thinking in terms of just having a 357 to shoot, look for something else. I will have to inspect this one again and more closely.
Thirty-five years later, these investors originally driven by market speculation and some fear, still show signs of investment scar tissue. Firing with the 240-grain hollowpoint Federal American Eagle rounds was also close. Maybe this Saturday morning I'll buy it or check the show early for another. The Python is more like a work of art and pride of ownership is a factor. This silver medallion matched the stainless steel frame.
It shot an average group size of just over 3. Diamondbacks are also in high demand currently, especially those revolvers in smaller calibers, shorter barrel lengths and nickel finish. Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more. But if it were the said 8 inch royal blue, it would be nice to have it with the factory edition Leupold 2X Scope found in the Python Hunter models. For a nice condition Python that has not been screwed around with you're usually safe paying any amount under a grand. That said, I'm liking what I'm reading on the 686's, current or older.
It had a very good trigger but it was an older model. It's not pristine in the box or anything, but it's a nice shooter. As it is today, you are not likely to lower your gun's value much by carrying it. My email is: martinphoto1 verizon. The big brother of the Python, the Anaconda utilized the transfer bar safety system and all revolvers were supplied with combat-style black neoprene stocks. Most go for 800-1200 depending on year and of course condition because they were discontinued in 1999 with a pretty limited run.
I haven't seen one at that price in several years. Even with the long heavy barrel, the recoil is stout enough to limit my magnum shooting to only 3 or 4 cylinders before my wrist waves a white flag of surrender. Subsequently the Anaconda is now considered very accurate. They seem to be picking up among collectors. Looking at prices, and all things considered, I will walk the show a little. Here is where we referred to our used Anaconda.
Had a guy claim I was carrying a gun around that was a collector gun. I wanted one just because it was a Python, and I'd never owned one before. Gun Tests Recommends: Colt Anaconda. Even the barely toxic Viper, which is considered the red-headed cousin of the snake family, has quadrupled in value since 2010. Many movie moguls back then preferred a brutish hand cannon to wow the audiences, and the Python to them represented a refined target pistol in an anemic onscreen caliber.
We found that the Colt Anaconda could be loaded with lighter recoiling rounds to produce near match-grade accuracy. What's a Colt Python worth??? It was a bit heavy for its size. Go to a local gun store and try out the double and single action of a Python. This website contains many older reviews. After 30 years any additional routine use will not diminish its worth. The kid behind the counter told me that the Colt Anaconda was a real hard find. This is a discussion on What's a Colt Python worth??? Conclusion Needless to say, given the size and weight of the Anaconda, this is not your ideal gun.
It has a smooth double action trigger pull and great single action pull. Only after both and had become well established in that market did Colt even enter the game with its single offering—the. I would like to know how many of these made it past the inspectors and out their door, and how to put a price on it. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. While I love and cherish my Python, I actually like the Anaconda more.