Colt Trooper Mk. V


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Nightcrawler
August 11, 2005, 11:27 AM
Saw a Colt Trooper Mk V .357, 4" barrel, matte blue, in a local shop for...um, $385, I think.

NIIICE trigger. I don't know why everyone is complaining about Colt triggers. Teensy bit of stacking, but the length of pull was noticably shorter than a Smith. Kind of like a Dan Wesson, actually. Single action trigger pull was so crisp as to literally suprise you.

Anybody have one of these? Too bad I'm not in the market for a .357 now. Seems pretty slick. Too bad equally that Colt didn't make a slightly larger one of those in .45ACP!

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dfariswheel
August 11, 2005, 03:12 PM
The Trooper Mark V was only made a few years.

It was a slightly improved version of the Trooper Mark III, with a new, short-action hammer and trigger, a shorter, rounded butt, and a different mainspring to improve trigger pull.

A dull black version was offered for about a year as the Colt Peacekeeper.

Colt changed the barrel on the Trooper Mark V, made it in stainless steel and called it the King Cobra.
After about 1 year, Colt offered the King Cobra in a blued version.

Other than the barrel and markings, the King Cobra is nothing more than the Trooper Mark V.

Master gunsmith Jerry Kuhnhausen believed that the later Colt's like the Trooper Mark V were the strongest mid-frame revolvers ever made, due to Colt's superior forged and heat treated frames and cylinders.

COK
August 11, 2005, 08:34 PM
I picked one up a while back with a 6 inch barrel and was also pleased with the trigger - that's not a bad price in todays market - you sure you do not need one ?

Standing Wolf
August 12, 2005, 12:01 AM
Too bad equally that Colt didn't make a slightly larger one of those in .45ACP!

dfariswheel would be able to tell us for sure, but I believe the Anaconda, available in both .44 magnum and .45 long Colt, was a slightly enlarged version of the Trooper Mark V.

dfariswheel
August 12, 2005, 02:31 AM
Going with what works, Colt basically use a scaled down Trooper Mark V/King Cobra as the basis for the Colt stainless SF/DS-II/Magnum Carry guns.

They scaled UP the design to make the Anaconda.
In fact, the Anaconda has the same size and shape grip frame and uses the same grips as the Trooper Mark V and King Cobra.

hifi
August 12, 2005, 07:01 AM
NIIICE trigger. I don't know why everyone is complaining about Colt triggers. Teensy bit of stacking, but the length of pull was noticably shorter than a Smith.

The double action triggers on Troopers are generally very heavy and somewhat sucky. The single action triggers are generally excellent to near perfect with a nice glass break.

I've never seen such a spread in any firearm.

jc2
August 12, 2005, 08:30 AM
You must be confusing Trooper models (there were enough of them), fellow. The Trooper Mark V/King Cobra has a very good DA trigger (and an outstanding SA trigger).

Majic
August 12, 2005, 10:43 AM
None of the Troopers had triggers any worst than what else was on the market. All I've seen have broke at 12lbs or less.
As to being "sucky" that has to be explained further.

Nightcrawler
August 14, 2005, 07:30 AM
you sure you do not need one ?

Hmmm....Naaah. I can't really justify a .357 right now. Just six months ago I bought my 625; that's kind of filling the niche as my working sixgun, you know?

If I had to start over again, yeah, I'd probably go with a .357. Or maybe a .44...I do love the big bore revolvers... :)

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