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Colt Python 357 Magnum (1988), $2500

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The Colt Python is considered by many to be the finest production revolver ever made, and in our opinion they could be right. The smooth operation, excellent ergonomics, and superb accuracy made for a great day at the range. But the price!

Colt Python 357 Magnum (1988), $2500

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Pythons have a second hand that catches and holds the cylinder in place. When the revolver is at full cock, just as the trigger is pressed, the cylinder locks up for the duration of the hammer strike.
The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation, and the delicate blade that contains the notch is housed within a sturdy frame to protect it. The white U-shaped highlight on the rear sight made reacquiring the sights fast and easy. The arrow points to the frame-mounted firing pin.

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