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Colt Trooper Mk. V

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Nightcrawler, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    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!
  2. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. COK

    COK Well-Known Member

    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 ?
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    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.
  5. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. hifi

    hifi member

    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.
  7. jc2

    jc2 member

    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).
  8. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    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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