Colt Python Model I3061 Bright Stainless 6” .357 Magnum Revolver, MFD 1990

SOLD FOR: $2,776

WOA#: WY240213MC008

Make: Colt

Model: Python, Model I3061

Serial Number: T91768

Date of Manufacture: 1990 (

Caliber: .357 Magnum

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

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “PYTHON .357 / *.357 MAGNUM CTG.*”. The right side of the barrel is marked “-COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.-”. The crane cut and the crane are marked with the serial number. The sideplate is marked with a “Rampant Colt” logo. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “V”.

Barrel Length: The vent rib barrel with full underlug is 6”

Sights / Optics:  This revolver is mounted with a white-outlined, square notched rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation that is pinned to the top strap of the frame. The front sight is a blade pinned to the top of the rib with a serrated orange plastic insert. The top of the barrel rib and the top strap have a matte black finish to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grip is a one-piece checkered black rubber Pachmayr Gripper with finger grooves and gold-colored Colt medallions. The grip has no handling wear. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Bright Stainless

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 revolver retains about 99% of its finish. The balance of the finish shows no operation wear.  The cylinder has a thin, light turn-line. It appears unfired. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent-Like New condition.

Mechanics: The lock-up on this revolver is SOLID, with no play when the trigger is depressed. The action functions correctly. We have not fired this revolver. This revolver has a wide target style hammer and a serrated trigger. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a maroon cardboard Colt box with serial-matching label, two-piece styrofoam insert and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The box has scattered storage wear with fraying at edges and short tears at corners, in about Very Good condition.

Our Assessment:  The Colt Python 6″ Bright Stainless Model I3061 is an embodiment of craftsmanship and performance that stands as a pinnacle in the realm of revolvers. Renowned for its precision engineering, this model of the Colt Python boasts a 6-inch barrel that ensures accuracy and balance, making it a favored choice among shooting enthusiasts and collectors alike. Its bright stainless steel finish not only provides a striking appearance but also offers durability and resistance to corrosion, further enhancing its appeal both aesthetically and functionally.

Introduced as part of the Python series, which has been celebrated for its smooth trigger pull, tight cylinder lock-up, and overall superior build quality, the Model I3061 continues this legacy. The attention to detail in its manufacturing is evident in every aspect, from the meticulously polished surfaces to the precision of its mechanical components. This revolver is not just a firearm; it’s a work of art that reflects Colt’s commitment to excellence. Whether used for sport shooting, self-defense, or simply as a showpiece in a collection, the Colt Python 6″ Bright Stainless Model I3061 is a symbol of prestige and craftsmanship that holds a special place in the hearts of those who appreciate the finer aspects of gun ownership.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Colt Python Model I3061 Bright Stainless 6” .357 Magnum Revolver, MFD 1990
Colt Python Model I3061 Bright Stainless 6” .357 Magnum Revolver, MFD 1990