Did not Sadowski pass on in the early '80's? I know what you mean about misfires. I had a master tuned Python that Trapper Gun did that did the same thing. Later being a little more knowledgable I had another Python done (had sold the first). Had Walt Sherman do a roller action tune. Unlike the Trapper action job that misfired at 6 1/2 lb. double action this one came back at around 8 pounds double. I figured the mainspring remained untouched so I replaced it with a Trapper Gun Reduced power spring (I don't think they make these anymore). After doing so the double action was 6.5 pounds and it fired everything so I was happy and the single action was about 2.5 pounds. I gather that in some cases the gun can be reduced even further. In my case I guess one could have set headspace to a minimum, weakened the firing pin as done by Reeves Jungkind and played with firing pin protrusion (if it can readily be done on a Python) and seen if the double action could be taken down further.Anthony Lombardo said:I had a Python tuned by 300 gunsmith service in 1988.
The action was beautiful, but still had some of the stack left in it.
It didnt go bang everytime on CCI caps either.
I remember at this time that Sadowski didn't do the job, his apprentice did.."Chris" I think?
I still wish I had it back..........
Did the Colt - Tedford tune remove some of the stacking? From what I gather on Cylinder & Slide master tunes the C&S tune does not. It is interesting the approach Mr. Behlert took to remove the stacking compared to bending the double action camming surface of the trigger.Jim Watson said:My Colt Custom Shop - Tedford fires nothing but Federals. Python uses a floating firing pin, easy enough to turn a new, longer one. Jerry Moran was said to have done that. And C&S are making +.015" firing pins for current Smiths. Has to be something in favor of using maximum firing pin protrusion for better ignition with a minimum mainspring.