.357 magnum caliber, 8" vented barrel length, S/N VA2097, blue finish, checkered rubber grips with Colt medallions, Colt Leupold scope. This revolver is pictured in Sports Illustrated Magazine August 7, 1989 on page 56 & 57 with article done on Joe: Top Gun. There is a letter dated 10 Sept 96: Dear Jim,
My Colt Python S.NO VA2097 is in great shape. I just never had the time to go on the hunting trip. I had dreamed of. As I mentioned it has rarely been fired. I wish you the best with it. MY best Wishes Joe Foss.
Joe Foss was a highly decorated World War II Veteran. A Metal of Honor Winner, President of the NRA, Commissioner of the American Football, Television Broadcaster and Spokesperson but more importantly he was a great American.
Provenance: Joe Foss Collection Jim
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