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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChunkNorris View Post
    Is that something specific to the Python? Iím new to revolvers and have about 30rds out of my Cobra.
    It was present on the Pythons and anacondas. It did seem to me the King Cobras did it as well but itís been so long since I shot one I donít remember.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lsllc View Post
    It was present on the Pythons and anacondas. It did seem to me the King Cobras did it as well but itís been so long since I shot one I donít remember.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrodder636 View Post
    I believe it is due to Colt trigger return spring design. V-shape, dual purpose spring (hammer spring also IIRC) not a separate spring like S&W uses.
    Thanks guys, definitely something to keep in mind.

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    Read on another site that the crown defects were from the jig that secures on the barrel to perform the polishing process. They have since corrected this issue and secure by another way.

    The above was paraphrased from Coltís response the person posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1_click_off View Post
    Read on another site that the crown defects were from the jig that secures on the barrel to perform the polishing process. They have since corrected this issue and secure by another way.

    The above was paraphrased from Coltís response the person posted.
    Obviously itís wishful thinking but Iíd have to think theyíre currently on the next run of revolvers which should be free (hopefully) of detects. Hopefully the Python I have on PO with Sportsman Outdoors doesnít have issues.

    Question is when will they hit stores or start shipping again?

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    Well I am a big fan of Python barrels, so much so that back in the day I had a Cougar built for me by Davis company.

    So with the new Pythons here, I just put bids on a Ruger service 6 so I can build a 3 or 4 inch barreled one to go with my 6" Cougar

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    What a disappointment, left it at the FFL. It is dinged and rough on workmanship for a $1500 pistol. If I have to pay the restocking fee, I will pay it to not have to buy this thing.

    Ding on top of barrel shroud, crown looks like it was touched up with a dremal, the crane has a couple marks that look like something may have been stamped in there but the raised metal from the stamping has marred the frame. The milled portion in the bottom lug for the ejector rod still has metal shavings in it and look like it has chatter tool marks or the cylinder was closed with shavings in the groove. Just really canít believe they sent it out like this. I compared it to a 686 and the 686 just seemed to have better fit and finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1_click_off View Post
    What a disappointment, left it at the FFL. It is dinged and rough on workmanship for a $1500 pistol. If I have to pay the restocking fee, I will pay it to not have to buy this thing.

    Ding on top of barrel shroud, crown looks like it was touched up with a dremal, the crane has a couple marks that look like something may have been stamped in there but the raised metal from the stamping has marred the frame. The milled portion in the bottom lug for the ejector rod still has metal shavings in it and look like it has chatter tool marks or the cylinder was closed with shavings in the groove. Just really can’t believe they sent it out like this. I compared it to a 686 and the 686 just seemed to have better fit and finish.
    Wow. When did you order yours? It seems as though they recalled the python from what I was told. This has to be one that came off the line prior to that recall I would hope. But your 100% right for sending it back or denying it. $1500 for the gun that’s inexcusable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krp7894 View Post
    Wow. When did you order yours? It seems as though they recalled the python from what I was told. This has to be one that came off the line prior to that recall I would hope. But your 100% right for sending it back or denying it. $1500 for the gun thatís inexcusable.
    Ordered it on 1/11/20 I think.
    It is a low serial number. In the mid 1400ís.

    There was also an ever so slight amount of play in the grips to the frame. If you held the frame and rocked the grips, you could feel some play.

    Update: The original FFL I purchased from is not being a lot of help and suggested I call Colt directly even though I have not completed the 4473. So I thought it is worth a shot. Amazingly I got through to Colt within 15min of being on hold and they said to go ahead and take ownership of it. They are sending me a RMA and a shipping label and said they will make it right. If they canít repair it, they will replace it. Estimated a 6-8 week turn around.
    Last edited by 1_click_off; 01-22-20 at 20:06.

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