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1968 Colt Python 4 inch bbl Royal Blue

1968 Colt Python 4 inch bbl Royal Blue
1968 Colt Python 4 inch bbl Royal Blue

Serial Number Table

The first 99,999 Pythons have no letter in the serial number.


Year
of DOM      
Begin
Serial Number      
End
Serial Number      
Yearly
Prod. Totals  
1955 1 299 299
1956 300 1649 1,350
1957 1650 5549 3,900
1958 5550 7049 1,500
1959 7050 9099 2,050
1960 9100 13099 4,000
1961 13100 18799 5,700
1962 18800 24799 6,000
1963 24800 30799 6,000
1964 30800 41399 10,600
1965 41400 50499 9,100
1966 50500 60999 10,500
1967 61000 73799 12,800
1968 73800 89999 15,200
1969 90000 99999 10,000

Tables for later Pythons can be found here.

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The increase in production in 1964 indicates that the CNC machining process may have been introduced. Toward the end of 1969 the letter "E" was added as a prefix to the serial number. In 1975 the letter "E" was moved to the end of the number, becoming a suffix. In 1978 and later other letters were used.

I bought this 1968 4 inch bbl Python because it has the Royal Blue finish. Unfortunately this was many years ago and before I had an iPhone 11 Max Pro with really good photo taking quality. This is one of the guns I sold when prices sky-rocketed during the Obama years, so it's too late for me to capture that fabulous finish now.





CNC Machining Info Provided by Ron (Thank you Ron, very insightful)

I love your web site and hope it continues to grow."  Ron



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