Well now, lookee here:
Colt has reintroduced its legendary Python .357 Magnum revolver in a blued finish. The reintroduced blued Python comes with either a 4.25″ or 6″ barrel length and holds six rounds of ammunition.
That’s indeed good news.
Sadly, from what I can see in the pic it’s not Colt’s Royal Blue finish, which for me made the original Python the best-looking revolver ever made:
Compare the Python (Royal Blue) with the Officer’s Match below (Standard Blue) and I think you’ll see what I mean. The difference is what made the Python so beautiful.
Still, I’m not going to complain too much, and at least the new Python is going to sell at the Colt premium price (~$1,400) compared to the old Python’s nosebleed one.
And yes, the new gun’s action isn’t the same either — but I’m told by a gunsmith buddy that while the new action isn’t as smooth, it’s also less complicated and therefore less likely to break (like my old Python’s did).
Time for the obligatory lottery ticket check… damn.