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· Grand Imperial Poobah
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This just shot to the top of my bucket list. The MSRP is $1499, which is a lot cheaper than what's on the used market.
 

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The original Pythons were assembled by craftsmen who knew what they were doing and took pride in their work. They are long gone. That was back in the day when they were allowed and encouraged to take the time do it right. Manufacturing has evolved into time is money and production is the goal. I don't believe these new Pythons are comparable to their ancestors and am sure hardcore Colt enthusiast will agree.

Just like the Smith fans who dismiss the new revolvers that aren't pinned and recessed. I'm not necessarily one of them but have a model 19-4 that's in good shape. I shoot it once in a while but I consider it a collector piece. An affordable pinned and recessed model 29 is in my future if I ever find one.

I may end up getting one just to have one just like I may get a Super GP100 with a similar MSRP. I expect my buy point is closer to a grand.
 

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So anyone know what the MSRP is?
 

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I really hope Colt releases a blued version. The stainless looks good, but the rich bluing is gorgeous. I wonder if they have plans to release it in the future? I wonder if Colt planned to release the blued version, knowing that people are big fans, but decided to go with stainless first so that people say, "Stainless is better than nothing. I better get it", pick up a stainless model, and then buy the version they really wanted (blued) as it is released in the future. In doing so, Colt would sell two guns to the same person and make more of a profit than releasing both versions simultaneously and that person going with one or the other.
 

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I really hope Colt releases a blued version. The stainless looks good, but the rich bluing is gorgeous. I wonder if they have plans to release it in the future? I wonder if Colt planned to release the blued version, knowing that people are big fans, but decided to go with stainless first so that people say, "Stainless is better than nothing. I better get it", pick up a stainless model, and then buy the version they really wanted (blued) as it is released in the future. In doing so, Colt would sell two guns to the same person and make more of a profit than releasing both versions simultaneously and that person going with one or the other.

It was probably a cost issue. To get the quality bluing they used to do now would probably push the price another $200 or so.
 
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· Grand Imperial Poobah
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I doubt a true blued version will be available anytime in the foreseeable future. If you look at the Cobra series, the semi-closest they come to a non-Stainless finish is a "matte black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating". Hopefully I'm wrong, but we will simply have to wait and see.
 

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Honestly, for the price the new ones are listed for, you can get an original. If you can find one, that is.
 
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