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PostSubject: Tanaka works Colt Python HW 6"   Mon May 09, 2011 11:27 am

Hello every body,

Let's do a new review !!! I must confess I can't stop ordering model guns nowadays....And when you will read this, another one will be in a plane(another Tanaka but chhhuuuuttt, it is a surprise:))...

Anyway today it's a model which I always love, a Colt Python 6" by Tanaka Works.
I have already some Tanaka airsoft (including a silver Python) and each time it's a pleasure. Let's see if it's always the same thing.


1 / The box :

Here is what you get !!




I like the box, simple, sober and clear.

Inside :


Ok we have :
- The colt
- 6 Tanaka metal cartridges
- a loading tool
- A user manual in Japanese (it will be put into the instruction section)


2 / The look :



You can see and confess it's beautiful. Even the cartridges are nice.


It's the HW version. When you take it the first time, the weight is quite good. You feel it's ABS but the HW is very helpful.
The finish is as usual as Tanaka perfect !


Look at that, the abs is really perfect, no defect at all !
If you see something on my photos, it will be dust only, it's easy to understand, I think the finish is totally perfect !! It is better than my CAW old model army which is however more more expensive!!






The grips are not real wood but there are well imitated. I will looking for real wood grips if possible but I don't know where at this moment.



The markings are not so many but we have in first side :




And other side :



Just one thing, there is only 1 defect that I find, a very little.
Look that :


Do you see the little screw that goes beyond?? Yes it's strange. Maybe I can cut it or better, open the gun to see what is that screw.


3 / Cartriges and Loading :

Like I say previously, the cartridges are really beautiful. There is markings on they, here :




They contain 3 parts:




This model gun use 7mm caps unlike USP or Glock I think.

With the loading tool, push the cap into the cart :


Close the cart and it's ready : very simple.

Now it's time to load, pull back the "I don't know the word" and the cylinder open. Put the 6 carts.
It's ready !! (hum, ok here there is no cap, so the part inside cart goes down...)



The Tanaka system is simple: the hammer doesn't have detonator pin. It is flat. It hits a part which hit the cart, look:





You see the yellow part? it's this part which hit the center of cart.

The fire is very good and loud, it's often the same thing on revolver.
After fire, you can push a bar to eject carts (nice!)



Use again the loading tool to remove the cap and clean the cartridges and gun.


There is as usual the famous bar in the barrel :




4 / To compare :

Yes this section is to see this model gun next to one another.


Ohh 92 you are small!!!


Ahhh Python you are small!!! lol


5 / To conclude :

Ok it's time to have an opinion.
Ok it's not metal but I love it! Yes I-LO-VE-IT-!!
There is just a question, maybe someone will help me. Do you know if all the model gun are 1.1 scale? I ask that because I think the python cylinder is quite small. The cartridges are thin too. I must say I have never see a real python but this Tanaka python is as big as the real one???
Anyway, This gun is really beautiful, the finish is great, the cartridges are really pretty and the fire do "bang", what do you want more???




Thanks friends and see you soon.
Wink

EDIT : Here is some photos with wood grips buy by EBAY. Not bad isn't it?? Smile







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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka works Colt Python HW 6"   Tue May 10, 2011 7:27 am

And another nice review from you :-)

Finish on this model is very good indeed!
I do not know about 1:1 size. Modelguns have some dimensions changed from real guns to prevent changing parts, maybe that's why cylinder is smaller here.
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka works Colt Python HW 6"   Tue May 10, 2011 8:21 am

Nice one - very well put Very Happy ...

The part that you pull to release the cylinder is simply called "Cylinder Release" Laughing ...and the bar that after firing you push the rounds out from the cylinder is "ejector rod" ...

Then firing pin - S&W have the firing pin attached to the hammer while Colt (I think Ruger as well) have the hammer as the "hammer" only - different approach...

My opinion - Tanaka's revolvers have more realistic dimension than another famous revolver modelgun maker Kokusai - but Kokusai build more "solid" revolvers especially those in Heavy Weight...

P.S. Size of modelguns - some classic Marushin/Kokusai modelguns were in 1:2 or 1:3...
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka works Colt Python HW 6"   Tue May 10, 2011 9:05 am

Thanks to you friends !

Thank you Jim for the good words, I learn more and more.

Ok so it's a mystery about the scale, maybe someone knows.

I have seen some Kokusai 357 on Japanese website but I think you know Jim, we can't order because Japanese people don't want to export Mad
About that, it's really hard because we can see so many good things that I want to buy all!!

Anyway, thanks to you for my review Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka works Colt Python HW 6"   Tue May 10, 2011 12:59 pm

Thank you for another superb review Momocampo Very Happy

Although I've been buying Modelguns for a few years now I am new to Revolvers. I was always more attracted to Automatic fire, shell ejecting sub machine guns and Assault Rifles.
That is until I bought my first revolver... As you rightly say, beautiful looks, simple operation, great sound and muzzle flash too... I too fell in love with Revolvers. Very Happy

Your Python review has made me want to buy one now

If you see a modelgun on sale in Japan, it is a good idea to contact Francky and Shazhib. They can often help you to purchase from these other Japanese Dealers.

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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka works Colt Python HW 6"   Tue May 10, 2011 1:51 pm

Hello Cerwyn,

I like the pistols too, but I have to say the revolvers are always(my revolvers) very good for sound and smoke. You HAVE the bang.
The pistols, it is not always impressive....My best pistol (for now and for sound and ejection) is the KSC M93R. No jams at all, the cart ejects very far and the sound is great.
My worst is, as you know, my Wa shan glock.

A question Cerwyn, can we do a new section for make a top 10 for the best model gun? Or something like that?

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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka works Colt Python HW 6"   Tue May 10, 2011 2:31 pm

Momocampo wrote:
A question Cerwyn, can we do a new section for make a top 10 for the best model gun? Or something like that?Wink

It's an interesting idea Smile My only reservation would be that I'd bet every member here would have his, or her, own idea of the perfect Best Ten Modelguns.
There are so many models to choose from, different eras, different types of gun, cap firing models, Dummy Cartridge models, Custom built models...

Where would we start compiling a list Question We'll have to think hard about this one...

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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka works Colt Python HW 6"   Tue May 10, 2011 2:49 pm

Momocampo wrote:

A question Cerwyn, can we do a new section for make a top 10 for the best model gun? Or something like that?
You can start a new thread named "Favourite modelguns" and ask people to describe their preference, with explanation :-)
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