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Old 10-19-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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Picked up my first Colt DA revolver today. My local shop had bought out a local PD and he had a bunch of revolvers in the back room. I went thru them and picked up this 6 inch nickel Trooper Mk III at the very good price of $350 out the door. It has some finish wear but it's real good mechanically...

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Old 10-19-2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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Ummmmmmm..................a COLT...............

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It looks a LOT better with new grips. Congrats on your steal. You DO realize a range report is in order. Neil

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I love those Troopers, it's such a shame that Colt dropped out of the DA wheelgun business. They had some nice ones, and their cylinder release works better for me than those on S&Ws or Rugers.

I'm not a nickel fan, though.

Congrats on the great buy!

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Congratulations! A 6" blued .357 Trooper MkIII is one I let get away and have regretted ever since. Ditto on the range report.

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I spent a good deal of time cleaning this one up last night as it's probably been years since a good thorough job was done. Next I went to Numrich (e-gunparts.com) and guess what - they had a set of Colt factory walnut target grips for $38 (and Colt medallion Pachmayr's for $17) - so they're on the way along with new springs.

This one will be going to the range tomorrow after work...

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NGIB.........Congrats. You stole that for $350.

That is a truely fine looking piece and you should really enjoy it. After you get back from the range you will be in love.

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Shot this one last night for the first time and it's been a while since I shot a revolver. Put 24 rounds of .38 Special and 24 rounds of .357 Magnum thru it. With .38s, it was like shooting a .22 as there was little recoil and it was very accurate in SA. My DA skills are very rusty so I won't comment on that. In SA, I easily kept everything in about a 4 inch circle at 10 yards and this is very acceptable for me.

It was fun shooting .357 again as there's nothing like the serious boom and muzzle flash from touching these off. Recoil was easily controlled as this is a heavy gun and it was comfortable to shoot with the Pachmayr grips. Yup, this is a keeper...

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Great find! Glad you enjoyed shooting it. I have a similar S&W model 19, 6" and always have fun when I take it to the range.
I understand the troopers to be great guns but I never cared for the cylinder release. How do you find it functionally?

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Great find! Glad you enjoyed shooting it. I have a similar S&W model 19, 6" and always have fun when I take it to the range.
I understand the troopers to be great guns but I never cared for the cylinder release. How do you find it functionally?
I actually like the cylinder release. While different from a S&W (I have a 686 & 617), it's not irritating in the least...
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