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    Thumbs up New Colt Pythons

    We just started today, cutting the forging dies for the new Colt Pythons. Should be about 2 weeks when we start forging the frames. The steel is going to be 17-4PH stainless, VERY tough stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger357v View Post
    We just started today, cutting the forging dies for the new Colt Pythons. Should be about 2 weeks when we start forging the frames. The steel is going to be 17-7PH stainless, VERY tough stuff.
    I've worked with similar stainless PH17-4 in the past. Mainly for special washers for the military.
    I couple of us at work were talking about the new Pythons that are supposed to be coming out, we weren't 100% sure but since I've got inside info I'll pass that on. One of our biggest "worries" or concerns on the new production Pythons, is quality compared to the older ones. Everyone in manufacturing seem to be taking short cuts lately.
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    MIM internals vs forged I assume.
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    Are their plans to revive the Anaconda?

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    This is the first I have heard of this. Are they still going to be 38 specials or are they going to be 357 magnums ? Any idea when these are going to hit the market ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VSala View Post
    I've worked with similar stainless PH17-4 in the past. Mainly for special washers for the military.
    I couple of us at work were talking about the new Pythons that are supposed to be coming out, we weren't 100% sure but since I've got inside info I'll pass that on. One of our biggest "worries" or concerns on the new production Pythons, is quality compared to the older ones. Everyone in manufacturing seem to be taking short cuts lately.
    The lockwork will be slightly changed from what I know. Simplified
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waffletop View Post
    MIM internals vs forged I assume.
    All forged
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waffletop View Post
    Are their plans to revive the Anaconda?
    They have been talking about the whole snake line but nothing else has been confirmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstegjas View Post
    This is the first I have heard of this. Are they still going to be 38 specials or are they going to be 357 magnums ? Any idea when these are going to hit the market ?

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    357 Magnum is the plan
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger357v View Post
    The lockwork will be slightly changed from what I know. Simplified
    I certainly hope it is stronger than the original model! Mine back in the 80's didn't last long before I had to send it back to Colt to have the lock up parts replaced. I was firing factory 357 mag loads and started having problems after about 700 rounds. Oh it was accurate but having to shoot 38's out of it or risk the same problem caused me to sell it.
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