Engraved Colt Python .357 Mag Blue & Gold 6” Revolver & Case K Series

SOLD FOR: $2,925

WOA#: WY240213MC012

Make: Colt

Model: Python (K Series)

Serial Number: K71067

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 “K701067”. The right side of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. There are inspection marks on the left side of the grip.  The left side of the frame is with a JF stamped initials. The Barrel, rib, frame, cylinder, and yoke are all engraved with gold accents.  The side plate and the right side of the frame have a Gold Eagle’s Head.

Barrel Length: 6” 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: The two piece oversized wrap around faux ivory grips are adorned with a gold medallion with a forward facing Rampant Colt.  The left grip is marked “COLT” and the right grip is marked with an etched Rampant Colt. Only minute evidence of handling can be found on the grips. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue, Gold

Finish Originality: Custom Engraved

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 and appears unfired.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The finish is rich and deep. The revolver has been beautifully engraved. The majority of the work is an intricate scroll pattern. There are gold accents on the cylinder, barrel, trigger guard, back strap, and bottom of the frame.  The Hammer, trigger, and cylinder release are Gold Plated. There is no evidence of handling wear. 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: This revolver comes with a wood and glass presentation box with purple velvet lining.  The Set comes with 18x steel cased .357 Mag Hollow point rounds in a wooden holder.  The case comes with its brass key.   The case is in Excellent condition with only some light handling wear.  The glass is clean and free of any notable scratches.

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! – L.S.

Engraved Colt Python .357 Mag Blue & Gold 6” Revolver & Case K Series
Engraved Colt Python .357 Mag Blue & Gold 6” Revolver & Case K Series