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    Smython or Smolt

    Has any one here seen one?

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    Re: Smython or Smolt

    I have.
    IMHO, a terrible waste of both the Smith & Wesson and the Colt.
    The 'choke-bored' Python barrels got lots of attention from the revolver target-shooting fraternity once upon a time.
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    Re: Smython or Smolt

    I presume you mean when someone discovered both Colt & S&W barrels had the same thread & could be fit to the other frame? I've seen a couple of Python barreled S&W's. One was owned by a local shooter who swore he had the most accurate barrel on the smoothest action & therefore the ultimate target handgun. Several times several of us outshot him w/ factory guns so I'm not convinced he was onto anything. Amusing concept I guess.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    Re: Smython or Smolt

    Injunbro put those to guns in a Ransom rest to get a fair assessment.

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    Re: Smython or Smolt

    Let's see...
    Smoothest action = Python
    Best barrel = Python
    Most durable = S&W

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    Re: Smython or Smolt

    I once had an old "N" frame S&W with a 4" Colt barrel. It was chambered for Colt .45.
    Shot as good as any.
    Wish I still had it.....

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    Re: Smython or Smolt


    Off hand, no appreciable difference between 6 inch Rugers or S&W's when compared to Python. As mentioned Ransom Rest may resolve issue. Hank

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    Re: Smython or Smolt

    Here's one, belongs to a friend of mine.




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    Re: Smython or Smolt

    I had both a 4" & 6" Python but sold both when I found my 3" heavy barrel M60 was just as accurate for field use. In fairness I added a fire sight & did an action job to the M60. I lay across the Jeep hood to sight in a new gun but seldom anything else. A Ransom rest would settle which gun was the better piece of machinery but I never have one w/ me when I'm hunting or carrying for self defense so I'm contented what I have works well.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    Re: Smython or Smolt

    Had one way back when but couldn't shoot it any better than a K38 so I sold it. I always thought that they were an expensive gadgety sort of thing, but some guys swore by them.

    It's a matter of taste, which action you prefer. I never really took to Colts.

    David
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