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Colt Python | From the Vault
This is the gun Chief Hopper from Stranger Things carries. It has been in dozens of video games like Ghost Recon and Team Fortress 2, appeared in scores of television shows and too many movies to count. Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis have both carried one, and if you go much further back so have John Wayne, Walter Matthau, James Garner, and even John Candy. This could have something to do with the weapon’s reputation. After all, it has been described by gun writers like Jeff Cooper, Leroy Thompson and others as the “finest production revolver ever made.” Others describe it as the “Ferrari of the Gun World.”
Opinions being like assholes, of course, other folks would call it the “Mercury Bobcat of the Gun World.”
Who are we to argue with either? We’re just glad Sheriff Bud Boomer had one, and made it home alive.
While the Python is not included in the many revolver breeds and styles carried by Brownells, many of its parts are, as you can see on their schematic.
Here’s the video.
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Looking for some more history of this iconic wheelgun? Check out Gurney Brown’s Seven Serpents: the Hitory of Colt’s Snake Guns.
Oh, and as an aside, if you’re looking to do some relatively inexpensive risk-free training in the basement while your wife (or mom) isn’t home, Cabelas has an air pistol reproduction Python for just fifty bucks.
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