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I have a non-gun friend who acquired a new stainless Colt Python back in the late 80s. It’s unfired, just sitting in a drawer essentially for all that time. He’s asked for some tips in selling it. I’m not in on the Colt scene — anyone have ideas for how to value it and sell it? FWIW he’s in the Los Angeles area.
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I'd start by searching ended auctions on Gunbroker.
It will give you both what owners think their worth vs. what people will actually pay.
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geno wrote:
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I'd start by searching ended auctions on Gunbroker.
It will give you both what owners think their worth vs. what people will actually pay.
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New ones are on the market now that might lower the value of the older ones. Last year they could have gotten as much as 3000 without trying very hard.

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remember to add the CA roster premium
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Is the revolver in CA? If so it would certainly command a higher price to a CA collector.
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So any of you Californians know if the new Pythons are on your roster?

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CA Roster shows a pretty limited list of Colt revolvers. Cobra and King Cobra, mostly 2” models.

I don’t have any pics! I just had my phone with me which takes horrible pics of shiny stainless. It’s mint except maybe for one tiny rub mark (I don’t think it’s actually scratched.)

His brother is a cop and so of course he had no idea of how to actually sell a gun in CA. Wrong ideas actually.

I’ll check gunbroker and then probably suggest he try Calguns just to see if he can find a local for the CA roster boost.
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Sell it to someone in AZ. Maybe drive it across the border if its legal. I don't see why not. Easy peasy.
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I remember when Colt first introduced the Python in stainless. The degree of polishing rivaled the very best nickle finish to be had. Regardless of what the draw backs are with the design easily the most beautiful DA revolver ever made. Also the most innovative revolver because of it's being a true 357mag size gun.

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PPT are legal in California for off roster guns. If he’s willing to do an in-person transfer that will probably maximize his money. Look thru gunbroker to find a range, make sure he’s comparing to unfired examples and then add 10% for a Calguns surcharge.

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bajajoaquin wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:41 pm
PPT are legal in California for off roster guns. If he’s willing to do an in-person transfer that will probably maximize his money. Look thru gunbroker to find a range, make sure he’s comparing to unfired examples and then add 10% for a Calguns surcharge.
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bajajoaquin wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:41 pm
PPT are legal in California for off roster guns.
Yeah, this is one of the things his brother had told him that was wrong. "You can't sell that in California!"
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