Legends Never Die: Colt Reintroduces Blued Python — SHOT Show 2024

SHOT Show 2024

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Colt is shaking things up by adding a blued version to its Python line. This new snake gun sports a polished blued finish, giving it a classic vibe while maintaining the premium quality of a double-action revolver.

The company has combined the charm of the original Python with improvements for a smoother, more consistent performance.

This revamp of the Python is not just a nod to its history; it also embraces modern manufacturing techniques. These changes ensure that the revolver remains reliable and effective, meeting today’s standards.

A Blued Colt Python.
MSRP is $1,599.

SEE ALSO: Perfecting the Colt Python

Fans of Colt have been clamoring for a blued version ever since the stainless steel Python was launched four years ago.

The Python is a 357 Magnum, known for its double-action capability. Available in 4.25” and 6” barrel lengths, this revolver features a target adjustable rear sight and a user-replaceable front sight.

It shares the updated action mechanism with its stainless counterpart, ensuring a robust and consistent trigger-pull without the need for hand-fitting. The walnut grips, adorned with a gold medallion, stay true to the Blued Python’s historic roots.

In anticipation of its launch at the SHOT Show, Colt has already shipped over a thousand Blued Pythons. This revolver has an MSRP of $1,599, and Colt continues to produce more daily.

For those interested in checking out this blend of classic style and modern functionality, visit Colt.com.

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  • Colt Seavers January 26, 2024, 3:01 pm

    The reason the blued Pythons were so coveted wasn’t because they were blued but because the bluing was so much better than anything else available. You look at those guns and you see a dark satin blue but most blued guns just look black. This new Python looks like plain black looking bluing. Maybe it’s better in person but I haven’t seen a single person raving about the amazing bluing which leads me to believe it’s just plain old bluing.

  • Matthew D Freeman January 26, 2024, 3:00 pm

    I find it very suspicious that the article is supposed to be about a blued python and the article barely mentions the finish. All the article mentions is the specs for barrel length, grips, the action, and sights. It’s a python, we already know the specs. The difference was the blued finish and it was never described. I have watched 3 or 4 other videos about it and none of them mention it either. The old blue finish was called Royal Blue and it was amazing, this looks like any other factory bluing job on a revolver like a S&W. It’s more black than blue and the original python was more blue.

  • Kane January 26, 2024, 9:22 am

    If the blueing on the new Python is the same or near the same quality as old one then I would try at some point to purchase one. Mostly, I buy raffle tickets for the SS models. No Hillary hole on the Colt, why S&W keeps that worthless feature still going is a mystery to me.

    • Mike in a Truck January 26, 2024, 9:51 am

      I agree. If the blueing is a match for the old Pythons I’ll drop the cash. But close only counts with M203 rounds.

      • Kane January 27, 2024, 11:43 am

        I doubt Colt could match the quality of days gone bye. Are there metal injected moldins (MIMs) parts in the new Python? How many man hours would it take to reach the quality finish of the past? Why has it taken so long for Colt to offer a blued Python?

        I know there is a greater demand for the Colt 1911 CQB than supply and for some reason this organization cannot seize the market share where image is greater than the product. I admit that I would pay a premium beyond the quality of the product with some Colt products. I bet Springfield Armory has the TRP 1911 in full production where Colt still is promising the CQB for years to come.

        So with Colt, or any organization, you take the good with the bad. The American workers at Colt probably earn a high wage and maybe I will pay a bit more for certain more even though Colt ownership changes hands through multi-national channels.

  • Hondo January 26, 2024, 8:06 am

    Damn, I only spent 900.00 on my .500 S&W a few years back, as much as I like it , I just don’t see me spending that much coin on a wheel gun.

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