I find it funny what has happened to Colt. I work for Fairbanks Scales, that’s Fairbanks Morse, that’s the company up until the 1980s, owned Colt Industries. Sold by the Norden family, owner of Fairbanks. I’m personally upset that Colt was sold prior to my arrival, I didn’t get the Python gift for Christmas that everyone else employed then did.
But Colt has floundered a bit and CZ has not. I think like Dan Wesson, CZ will be good for the brand and the line. Strong chance like DW, special lines will be restored because they are what made Colt famous. Revolvers! DW is mostly a 1911 brand now but.... under pressure the pistol pack is back. Not as good as Monson IMHO but filling needs with an improved stainless model. Maybe Colt will return to revolver glory, of course with a high price tag and have the spine to back the line again.
I’d like a shot at buying a new Colt Python 8 inch. One that behaves like a 1979 model does. A fine gun that should never have ceased production. I hope CZ has the foresight, if the deal happens, to restore Colt to glory. Bluing and all!