Josh Wayner didn’t get a lot of argument yesterday when he pronounced the .357 Magnum one of the most effective and versatile rounds ever invented. And while there are plenty of great Ruger and Smith & Wesson revolvers out there chambered for the .357 (I have a couple of K and N frame examples that put a grin on my face every time I take them out of the safe) perhaps no revolvers are as prized among wheel gun aficionados as Colt’s snake guns.
And among snake guns, the cream of the crop is the Python, a gun many consider to be the finest production revolver ever made.
When Logan Metesh isn’t writing for us, he spends most of his time working at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Virginia. Which means he gets to fondle some of the most prized and historically significant firearms ever made.
In this video, he reveals that the NRA Museum is in possession of three beautiful examples, serial numbers 2, 3 and 5 in the Python line. So while they may not actually be his, he has regular access to a trio of the most drool-worthy examples of the pistol maker’s art. And that’s about as close as most of us will ever get to Python.