Colt Python .357 Magnum CTG

Colt Python .357 Magnum CTG

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Object Name
revolver
revolver, centerfire
Other Terms
revolver; Firearms; Center Fire;.357 Mag in; Rifled; Staff Officer; 2G; Da
date made
1962
patentee
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
maker
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
place made
United States
Measurements
overall: 9 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 23.8125 cm x 14.605 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
AF.67862M
catalog number
67862M
accession number
246313
serial number
21098
subject
Firearms
Sports and Recreation, general
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

CTG is short form for Cartridge. The Colt Python was chambered for .357 and .38 Special cartridges. The .357 is the same diameter as the .38, just a little bit longer. .38s can be fired in .357 revolvers, but .357 cannot be fired in .38 Spl. revolvers.
What does CTG stand for on the barrel of a colt python?

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