Colt Python with 4 inch barrel
Colt Python with 2.5 inch barrel
Colt Python Elite with 6 inch barrel
Colt Police Python Schematic
(MANUAL) Colt Python manual (.pdf)
The "Python" revolver was introduced by Colt company (USA) in 1955. It was awailable in different barrel lenghts, suitable for self-defence (2.5 and 4 in barels), service (4 and 6 in barrels), hunting and target shooting (4 - 8 in variants). Early "Pythons", especailly those without letters in the serial numbers (made from 1955 until mid-1960`s) were indeed very accurate guns, often compared to Manurhin MR-73`s or SIG P210`s. Some time ago Colt discontinued the "Python" series in favor of the more modern "Kingcobra" revolver, but it is (probably) still available through Colt Custom Shop.
All Pythons were double-action, swing-out cylinder revolvers. Sights: blade post fron sight with polymer insert; rear sights with removable sight blade are screw ajustable for both windage and elevation. Barrel is screwed into the frame and featured vented upper rib and full-lenght bottom rib that houses full lenght extractor rod. Internal safety consist of Colt`s patented transfer bar and cylinder stop (fixes cylinder when hammer is cocked).
Colt Firearms P.O. Box 1868 06101 Hartford Connecticut
Single/Double-action, swing-out cylinder revolver
(Unloaded) 1100 g (with 4 inch barrel)
240 mm (with 4 inch barrel)
2.5, 4, 6 or 8 inches (64, 102, 153 or 203 mm)
6 Grooves, rh
Blade post fron sight with polymer insert; rear sights with removable sight blade are screw ajustable for both windage and elevation.
PYTHON 357, 357 MAGNUM CTG on left of barrel, rampant colt motif on left of frame, COLT`S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN, USA on right of barrel, serial number on frame under cylinder crane.
Trigger retracted hammer block
The cylinder latch is on the left of the frame behind the cylinder. Pull cylinder latch to the rear, swing out the cylinder to the left , eject any live or spent cartridges by pushing the cylinder ejector rod to the rear.