The latest American Rifleman has an article of just how high the prices for Colt 'snakes' have gone.
25yrs ago , I paid $550 for a like new 1960* Colt Python with original fully checkered grips. The dealer threw in a Colt belt buckle and Python tie tack to sweeten the deal. * Didn't realize till I got it home it was made the same year I was born! :rock:
I could probably sell the grips alone for $550 today!
He also had a NIB 6in .22 Diamondback for $500 , which I foolishly passed on. I did buy a 4in .22 Diamondback last year. I paid considerably more than $500 though!
Yeah, the guy told his friends about it earlier and wanted $750, but I guess no one had the cash, so he later dropped it to $600 when I heard about it. I figured it was a "shooter" grade and was surprised at the shape it was in, much better than I had thought! The scope mount I guess replaces the rear sight, so it shouldn't mar the finish.