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Old 05-07-2012, 01:29 AM
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:41 AM
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I really do like my Trooper 6" nickel, a few years back that price would have been too high, but in todays market I believe, IMHO, that it is priced about right.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:46 PM
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:35 PM
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In case you can't find a Mark III, try a Trooper .357. I got this one for under $400, and a set of original target stocks are on their way to me as I write this. This was the first issue for a late, retired police officer. Its action is as smooth as my Pythons.

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:03 AM
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buddy sounds like you one of the guys who wants something for nothing... the 83 colt is a RARE gun. colt stop producing in 83.. it was state trooper issued which makes it collectable... IN a gun store. Going for $2150,,

so a good used price is around $1000 to $1500.. I would be weering of paying less something may be wrong with it.. most people KNOW what these are..
Where did this '83, 'state trooper' issue nonsense come from? It wasn't in the OP anywhere.
I've NEVER seen a Colt Trooper MK III in the $1k+ range... Colt stopped making the MK III in 1982, not 1983 and HUNDEREDS of LE agencys used these guns, so a department marked gun isn't that big a deal. If somebody's asking $2150 for a MK III, they're very proud, and it'll sit on the shelf for a long time.
$1k+ for a Python is another story entirely...
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:26 AM
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I love mine and I am considering buying any I run into. I think the price on these will be going up in short time.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:46 AM
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Trooper MK III

I started my LE career with a 4" blued Trooper MKIII. I wish I never sold it. I thought I was up-grading to a S&W 686. I had the same experience as one other poster here: I had the Trooper in one hand and the Python in the other. I didn't have the extra $100.00 to get the Python. Never regretted it though.

I sold it to a fellow LEO and he still had it when I retired in 2006. I think I'll reach out to him and see if I can buy it back!
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:19 PM
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I had a blue 4" back in the 70`s. It was a good gun.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:54 AM
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I have one in .22lr. It's the only Colt revolver that I still own. I had several .357 MKIII models through the years and they were all trouble free and excellent shooters.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:54 PM
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Just found my third one at the Orlando Gun Show this last weekend. Love these guns.

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:36 PM
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Just found my third one at the Orlando Gun Show this last weekend. Love these guns.
That's one gorgeous Trooper. Colt's great secret.

Here are both of mine together, with the correct stocks on the Trooper .357:

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:06 PM
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Just found my third one at the Orlando Gun Show this last weekend. Love these guns.

Newer style factory grips and a vented barrel which makes me think it was right close to the end of Trooper III production in 1982.

Not sure about the front sight insert which may have been a custom add on.

Have not seen many Trooper MK III's with a vented barrel like that one. Almost a Trooper MK V except for the roll mark, and of course the action.
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