Note: This article was originally posted on NRA Blog: Introduced in 1955, the Python is regarded as the finest revolver ever produced by Colt. Featuring adjustable sights, a ventilated rib, and a full-barrel underlug, the gun has an iconic appearance. Chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge and available in barrel lengths ranging from 2.5-inch to 8-inch, the guns were known for their exceptional accuracy, smooth trigger pull, and overall attention to detail. When standard production ended in 1999 and Custom Shop production ended in 2005, they became highly collectible. This trio of Pythons was likely all made during the same week in 1955, and are reunited here for the first time since leaving the factory. Serial #2 donated by John Ying. Serial #3 donated by Mark Caldwell. Serial #5 loaned by Mark Caldwell.
Sundial Alarm Clock Signal Gun
When aligned with the sun, light passes through the magnifier into the exposed touchhole of the miniature cannon. The heat of the magnified light causes the cannon to fire, based on how the user configures the device in relation to time, just like an alarm clock!