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Colt Trooper

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gutterman, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. gutterman

    gutterman Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    East Texas
    Anybody out there know where one could find a pair of "old style" Colt trooper target grips? Any help is appreiciated.
  2. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Austin, Texas
  3. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Mentor

    Dec 26, 2002
    Genuine Colt grips, especially Target type Colt grips are VERY expensive these days.
    There's a lot of "replica" grips out there so you have to watch out for fakes.
    Original First Type sell for over $200 and Second Type for $150 to $200.

    Places to find genuine Colt grips are on Ebay and the gun auction sites.
    Careful... many sellers have no idea what they have and will very often advertise grips as "Trooper" grips when they actually fit the Colt Trooper Mark III or Mark V. These will not fit an original Trooper. Original Troopers used the same type grips as the Python.

    For an original Colt Trooper, the grips will have Silver medallions, not Gold. Gold was used only on the Python.

    Depending on how old your Trooper is, it would have the First Type fully checkered grips or the Second Type with the checkering ending under the medallions in a semi-circle.

    First Type fully checkered grips, as used from 1953 to "around" 1960.

    Second Type Target grips as used from "around" 1960 to "around" the later 1970's

    Third Type Colt Target grips as used from "around" the late 1970's to the mid-1990's.

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