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I bought a Colt Trooper MKIII today. It's .357 with a 4" bbl. Gun looks to be in excellent condition. A faint cylinder ring and a little blueing wear near the muzzle. No endshake or movement of the cylinder when locked up. One small scratch on the frame below the cylinder on the left side. Screws look good.

Serial # L962xx

Anybody know anything about this? How much should I have paid? Anyone turn me on to some factory grips or an owner's manual? Looks like it's wearing some Hogue grips now.

I'll try to post some pics when I pick it up Thursday.

Thanks for any help.
 

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re: Colt Trooper MKIII

The Trooper Mark III is a "redesigned" Trooper... in Colt's words (paraphrased), ".... to increase ease of manufacture....". It's a decent wheelgun, but lacks the refinement of the original Trooper (which shared its mechanicals with the Python).

It's a notch above the Trooper Mark V, though.

About $300 in the condition you describe, although there may be regional variations.

Edited to add: Check the endshake again.... On this model, there should be about .003" when it's clean. As it cruds up, the endshake will decrease, and eventually it will bind and need to be cleaned. If it's dead tight to begin with, it will likely bind after a dozen rounds or so.
 

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re: Colt Trooper MKIII

A couple of (poorly done) pictures.


 
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