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Colt .256 Win Mag revolvers

Description: Colt had chambered some of these revolvers for
.256 Win. Mag. but case set back, just like S&W`s .22 Jet, kept them from being manufactured.
I love to know where those test guns are today.
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Registered: December 2003
Location: Austin, TX USA
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Tue October 20, 2009 15:25

Can you imagine what a 256 Python would be worth?

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Tue October 20, 2009 16:11 Rating: 10.00 

COOL James. There were alot of neat ideas that never made it past the prototype stage. I had money all set aside for the Win 94 in 480 Ruger that they cataloged for 2 years and then never made. Dan Wesson also had a 7-30 Waters revolver that was tested and then taken apart.

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Tue October 20, 2009 20:08 Rating: 10.00 

Very cool! At those prices I'll take one or two of each. Thanks for sharing this James.

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Wed November 4, 2009 08:14 Rating: 10.00 


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Fri November 12, 2010 08:28 Rating: 10.00 

I didn't realize the Python was made in that caliber,that would be fun on some yotes and woodchucks...

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Sun November 14, 2010 02:32

John, I had a .22Jet "parts" gun on a K-38 and a Reeder 356GRN chambered on a S&W m-27 and both were bottleneck cartridges and once you load to higher pressures csae set back certainly can become a problem which is, I believe, the main reason these calibers, including the 256 in a Python, never reached high production. The only bottleneck cartridge that I did not experience setback was the 22 Kay-Chuck using the a shortened K-hornet shell.This was also made on a S&W K-frame....There was a time when I had a interest in revolvers shooting bottleneck cartridges.

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