Colt Python .357 Mag Nickel Plated 8” Revolver & Box, Original K Series

SOLD FOR: $3,612.99

WOA#: WY240309GC008

Make: Colt

Model: Python (K Series)

Serial Number: K28572

Year of Manufacture: 1980-1982

Caliber: .357 Magnum

Action Type: Double Action and Single Action Revolver with Swing Out Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “PYTHON .357 / * 357 MAGNUM CTG *”. The crane and the crane cut are marked “K28572”. The right side of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. There is a triangle proof and a “F” on the trigger guard. There is a rampant Colt marking on the left.

Barrel Length: 8” with Full Length Underlug and Matte Vented Top Rib

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade pinned to the top rib. The rear sight is a square notched leaf, pinned to the top strap, adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This pistol has two piece checkered walnut vintage target grips with the colt medallions in each side with a wide bottom. There is no notable wear. The checkering is sharp. These grips rate at a Like-New overall condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is light handling wear. There is a faint line worn into the cylinder. The frame screw heads and grip screw heads are sharp.  The markings and engraving are crisp and clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent – Like New condition.

Mechanics:  We did not fire this handgun. There is no evidence that this revolver has been fired. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Original cardboard box, original paperwork, safety tag.

Our Assessment: The Colt Python .357 Magnum, distinguished by its K Series (K Prefix) serial number and adorned with custom engraving, crafted between 1980 and 1982, stands as a paragon of the gunsmith’s art, a testament to the zenith of Colt’s renowned manufacturing prowess. This period marks an era when Colt’s commitment to excellence in craftsmanship was unparalleled, imbuing each Python with a level of precision, reliability, and smoothness that aficionados and collectors still celebrate today. The K Series Pythons are particularly venerated among connoisseurs, hailed as the last echelon of revolvers produced before noticeable shifts in production quality began to emerge, making them a coveted piece of firearms history.

Produced in the early 1980s, this series of the Python encapsulates a golden era of firearm manufacture, symbolizing a confluence of technological mastery and artistic endeavor. For collectors, the K Series Python is more than a firearm; it is a cherished heirloom, embodying the pinnacle of Colt’s craftsmanship, the historical significance of the Python line, and a bygone era of American gun making. It stands as a tribute to the enduring legacy of Colt’s innovation and the sublime artistry that defines the very best of the revolver genre. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – R.E.

Colt Python .357 Mag Nickel Plated 8” Revolver & Box, Original K Series
Colt Python .357 Mag Nickel Plated 8” Revolver & Box, Original K Series