Saturday, November 03, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 03 November 2012

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An iconic handgun for the quiz of the day.

Considered as one of the most powerful handguns, the picture shows 2 examples, with 6-inch (15 cm) and 4-inch (10 cm) barrels and nickel finish. Many firearm collectors and writers have described the model as the finest production revolver ever made.

Identify the revolver.

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Answer: The answer is Colt Python, which is a .357 Magnum caliber revolver formerly manufactured by Colt's Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. It is sometimes referred to as a "Combat Magnum". It was first introduced in 1955, the same year as Smith & Wesson's M29 .44 Magnum. The now discontinued Colt Python targeted the premium revolver market segment. Some firearm collectors and writers such as Jeff Cooper, Ian V. Hogg, Chuck Hawks, Leroy Thompson, Renee Smeets and Martin Dougherty have described the Python as the finest production revolver ever made.
Ali cracks the question as usual! :)

1 comment:

  1. Colt Python - .357 magnum caliber revolver manufactured by colt manufacturing company, hatford, connecticut.