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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:21 pm 
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I'm about to buy a Python, been waiting a long time for the right one...what should I
know about them? Whose a good 'Smith for their unique action?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:23 pm 
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I loved my Python and want it back (sold it :oops: )...the only thing I can suggest is if you are going to do dry fire drills even with snap caps you are going to break firing pins unless they have made stronger firing pins in the last 15 years.

Is there something wrong with the action that you need a smith for it?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:34 pm 
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Pythons are a wonderful wheelgun as they left the factory. Shoot it and enjoy it. Unless it is broken...I'd leave it as is.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:19 am 
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I've found a 'Smith in Grant Cunningham. The "stacking" is what I wish to get rid of, and yes, snap caps all the way....

Now to find ivories...."magna" style instead of the "service style" that is much more
common. I've tried Jim Alaimo at Nutmeg, but he only offers the service style...

Ideas? Tony Rist says he'll do 'em, but his 'site doesn't show any revolver grip pics.
I'd kind of like to take a peek before dropping coin....


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:37 pm 
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Marc...I would DEFINATELY suggest you check with Roy Fishpaw in Lynchburg, VA to see if he makes (or would make) these. Being from the area..I have seen several sets of his grips around, and they are stunning (and yes, functional). I understand that he is an incredible gentleman to deal with, and the couple of times I have spoken with him by phone I can understand this reputation! He does not have a website, but if you ggogle his name you will find plenty of articles from the gun magazines that provide his address and phone number.
*Just a little known fact, is that according to Bowen Classic Firearms website, Mr. Fishpaw makes most of the custom grips that Bowen uses on their handguns!! Pretty good endorsement there.*

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:43 am 
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I would have went with Roy right away, as I have had two sets made by him, but I
thought he was no longer taking orders?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:01 pm 
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Here are two colt/ivory specialists (listed in alphabetical order):

Dan Chesiak
Website: N/A
Phone: 203-723-8600 (CT)

Paul Persinger
Website: N/A
Phone: 915-821-7541 (TX)

If you 'Google' these guys, you should be able to find some testimonials, pics, etc.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:59 pm 
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Thanks for the names ArtCrafter! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:55 pm 
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+1 for Munsy's info on Roy Fishpaw. Last I talked he isn't an internet guy so he will send you some actual photos of his work. Its stunning!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:25 am 
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45Fundi wrote:
+1 for Munsy's info on Roy Fishpaw. Last I talked he isn't an internet guy so he will send you some actual photos of his work. Its stunning!


I have a good-size collection of his pics.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:46 am 
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Last time I spoke with Mr. Fishpaw a couple of months ago, he wasn't taking on any new customers. If you've purchased from him before, then you're on his customer list. He's still taking orders as long as you were on his customer list in the past. Just no new names as his current customers are keeping him quite busy.


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