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Old 01-08-2019, 08:42 PM
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I have no idea whether Model 27 sales were affected by the Python. As I stated before there were good reasons to bring out the L-frame that had nothing to do with Colt. Occasionally S&W listens to their customer base and this was one of those times they responded with a great product.

I understand that many man-hours went into producing each Python. This made for a finely tuned revolver that was very accurate. They do require more maintenance and spare parts. This put the Python into a different class from the rest of the Colt DA revolvers and most S&W wheelguns. You'd have to go back to pre-war examples to find a Smith with similar workmanship. This is why I think it is not a fair comparison.
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