The Colt Python is regarded by many gun purists and
firearms experts as quite possibly the finest double-action revolver ever made.
Colt introduced its Python series to the civilian and law enforcement markets
in 1955 and branded it a premium-class revolver. Of note was the fact that the
Python represented Colt's first "all-new" revolver design since the turn of the
century. Official Python production ceased in 1996, forty-one years since
inception of the gun and the family line was formally discontinued in 1999.
Regardless, the Python remains a fan-favorite among all levels of users and
collectors - and even royalty worldwide.