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colt trooper mk III questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by K.L.O.sako, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. K.L.O.sako

    K.L.O.sako Well-Known Member

    my friend at work has a mkIII in .357 with an 8" heavy barrel, adj sights, and medallion grips. he asked me to look it up in gun traders guide to see how much its worth but the book i have says the mkIII was only made in 4 and 6" barrel lengths from 1969 to 1978. sn# is 49xxxL has this thing been rebarreled or messed with. if you can shed some light on this, let me thank you in advance.
  2. keyboard commando

    keyboard commando Well-Known Member

    Trooper Mk III

    4,6,and 8 inch. 1969 to 1983.:scrutiny:
  3. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    The Trooper Mark III was made in 4", 6", and later 8".
    It was made from 1969 to 1983 when it was replaced by the upgraded Trooper Mark V.

    Number 49xxxL was made in 1979.
    The numbers that year started at 33172L and ran to 55765L by the end of the year.
  4. K.L.O.sako

    K.L.O.sako Well-Known Member

    thanks for the info
  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Very nice pistols. I really like mine. Paid $500 for one in 98% or so. Paid $375 for a Mark V in the same shape. Both are great guns.
  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    The Gun Trader's guide is usually priced low. That is the one I pull out to tell folks I'll pay book value.

    Yes to the 8-inch. That barrel length was added late in the production period. I believe it came out after the Trooper Mark III 22 was introduced.
  7. K.L.O.sako

    K.L.O.sako Well-Known Member

    i'm trying to talk him out of it, it has probably the best trigger of any revolver i've ever held. he paid $450 about a month ago. i think there getting married soon :D true love.
  8. Schmidlin

    Schmidlin Well-Known Member

    She got a ring dint she? or is he going to use the money to get the ring.....either way he is throwing something beautifully away. Freedom and a gun.
  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    My 6" Trooper Mark III is my primary shooter 357. I love the gun. It has a trigger that I'd put up against a python and I have owned pythons. They are worth the money and they are a lifetime investment in fine shooting.
  10. 03Shadowbob

    03Shadowbob Well-Known Member

    Walkalong, you paid $500 for one? Was it Nickel or something? I have heard these going for that price but I just picked up an absolute beauty not long ago for $280. Too bad I didn't get the oil completely off for the pics.
  11. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    That is a dang good deal. Proud for ya. :)

    Great guns.

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