You are not dissing your home state, Pythons are just amazing revolvers. Approximately 2000 Kodiaks were manufactured. While these codes have little impact on the firearms performance, they are one of the best ways to trace back the origin of the gun. To show you how things work, we shall check the model code that Colt uses on Colt Single Action models. However, you have to keep in mind that the Letter Of Authenticity only describes the original configuration of the gun. You have to swing out the cylinder to see it.
In order to get the letter, you have to pay a certain amount of money, depend on your Colt model. But if you truly want to discover the story of your Colt guns using their serial numbers, this article might just be what you need. That means aftermarket modifications like caliber, finish and barrel changes would not be reflected on the Colt Letter Of Authenticity. Here is the way to get to that particular function. According to Colt historian, R. A Python Target model was made for several years in only, in blue and nickel finishes. Furthermore, the letter covers historical fact tied to the gun which usually increases its collectible value by a large margin.
There are also Balimoy M16A1 lowers restamped A2 in this serial number range. Pythons have a distinct appearance due to a full barrel underlug, ventilated rib and adjustable sights. A 3-inch barrel version is very collectible, although not rare. Conclusion And that is most of what you should know about the subject, not too hard to take in, right? Colt serial rules and regulations. For any other information you need to write to the Colt historian. The Python Hunter was the first field-ready handgun hunting package made by a major handgun manufacturer. The only difference is the lack of a vent rib and underlug.
Aside from that, there is nothing else to say beside keep learning until you get to the bottom of it. Do not rely on this data only, call the manufacturer for details! The second was the stainless steel Colt Grizzly of 1994, another limited production. They will only tell you the year of production over the phone. From the 1970s each Python revolver was boresighted at the factory with a laser; the first mass-produced revolver for which this was done. All it takes to get the numbers to changes could be minor changes in the design, the beginnings of new time periods and many others.
Perhaps a reader out there that has first-hand knowledge will let me know and I can post that info here. The Encyclopedia of Police Science. When the revolver is at full cock, just as the trigger is pressed, the cylinder locks up for the duration of the hammer strike. I have called Colt many times to get some info on my Colts and they have been very helpful. I knew I made a mistake and missed having one.
I had 2 or 3 over the years and sold them. The numbers and possible prefix or suffix characters contain a lot of information about the weapon history but not everyone can understand them accurately. This is still the best method when it comes to reliability though. Otherwise pretty much the same gun. I hate to diss my own home state, but I have a Freedom Arms revolver that doesn't have an action that's as smooth as it does.
Serial numbers Technically speaking, Colt serial numbers jumped all over the place with no set pattern so you cannot understand them without a reference table. On a Letter Of Authenticity, you are going to find the specifications of the Colt, features and the delivery address. Pythons were available with 2. The Python for of Spain bore his name in flush gold on the sideplate. The same thing could be said about Colt serial numbers. However, for most of the time, you can get the general idea of the Colt code by checking out the information down below.
The number is stamped exactly opposite the frame number. Obviously, performing a manual lookup is tedious which involves substantial investments in times and efforts. Next, you need to hit search to see the result. Some firearm collectors and writers such as , , Chuck Hawks, Leroy Thompson, Scott Wolber, Renee Smeets and Martin Dougherty have described the Python as the finest production revolver ever made. However, the revolver is not without its detractors.
Prefix and suffix Some are pretty easy to figure out since they are the abbreviation of the weapon name. On the letter are details of the firearm original specifications and features plus the delivery address as well. A Colt single action model usually possesses 1 character prefix and 4 numerical digits. Colt Python Target, 8-inch barrel. Casing and barrel were embossed with His Majesty's crest. According to the Colt Python Serial Number Table above, production of the Python peaked in 1981 the highest production year. As the website already stated, a couple of vintage guns share serial numbers between models so if multiple models appear, simply match the proper date.