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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Walkalong, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. Walkalong

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    For the Colt fans. These Troopers sure do shoot real nice. So does their big brother the Python.
     

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  2. bannockburn

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    Walkalong

    I had a Trooper Mk.V just like the one in your pix. At the time, I had three .357s and I could only keep one (school tuition, etc.). It came down to the Colt and a S&W Model 686. The Trooper was so nice, and the factory grips fit my hand perfectly; but the 686 had the smoothest action I had ever found on any revolver, plus I felt it was easier to carry with its 4" barrel. So I sold the Trooper and have missed it ever since. It was one beautiful gun.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    I understand you missing it. I sold a 6" 586, & traded a 4" 686. Fine guns, but the recoil in them is sharp to me. Recoil is much nicer in all three Colts, to me, vs the 586/686. I do still have a 2 1/2" 686 with S&W Combat grips which I like a lot. I am lusting for a 2" Trooper Mark III, or maybe a 2" Cobra..

    I can't decide if I like the Mark III or V better. :scrutiny:

    Here's another I forgot to post a pic of. Officers Model Match.
     

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  4. SaxonPig

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    One of the great tragedies of the modern era is Colt's lack of interest in pursuing the civilian handgun market. Used Colts bring prices that make it seem like Colt could sell guns for a profit but they stay out of the market. Very sad.

    I wish I had a few more Colts, but I have a couple of nice ones. I bought this nickel Police Positive Special about 20 years ago (and it was 10 years at the time although still unfired) for my wife but she didn't like it. So I kept it for myself.


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    About a year ago I was walking the aisles of the local show when I spotted this well-worn 357 Trooper on a table. The guy was asking $225 and I tried to get him down to $200 but I had to give $210 for it. I was slightly unhappy that I couldn't beat him out of that last 10 spot but the gun is fun to shoot.


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    About the same time that I got the Trooper, it occurred to me that I didn't own an Official Police model and that just didn't seem right. I went to GunBroker and found this one (made the same year as the Trooper: 1967) with a starting price of $165. My bid was the only one. A previous owner "customized" the stocks with ivory inlays and a crudely carved "Cliff 1937."


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  5. Shade00

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    Is this a Colt show-off thread? If so, here are a couple of mine. :D By the way, I can't get enough of Colt revolvers. I can't wait to get my hands on some more. I've been trying to find some good shooter deals like SaxonPig, but they're just not plentiful locally.

    The .357, the deluxe version of the Trooper. :p

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    My well-worn Diamondback. Shoots great.

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    Police Positive MK V.

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  6. GP100man

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    i miss my colts !!
    but as there da revolver activity& support went away so did my colt da revolvers.
    now the gunsmiths that really knew how to work on em are dieing off ,yeah i know there`s still some some where, but you gotta look hard for em.
    the prices are much higher for a colt anything these days????????


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  7. Shade00

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    You got that right GP100man. At my usual pawn shop I ran into a '69 Detective Special. These guys had treated me right before and had sold me my Police Positive Special and my Mauser 1914 at excellent prices, so I was expecting a deal. I flipped over the tag and I was shocked to see $250. $250 might be a deal for a Detective Special, but it's only a deal if there's something there - the gun was seriously beat up. Scratches all over, probably 10% blue remaining. Sideplate had obviously been off as there were all kinds of marks around the screw heads. The bore was the worst - tons of crap inside, and not just residue - this was clearly nasty rust. I pointed it out to my buddy, but he refused to come down. *Sigh* You can't even buy crappy Colts at a decent price anymore... the Blue Book says $250, so it was $250.

    By the way, the thing did time and lockup properly. Shame, really.
     
  8. Frizzman

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    I regret every time I have sold or traded a Colt revolver in the past. I did not know they would go the way of the Dodo. The prices have escalated to the point that, unless I get rid of a number of my current guns, I will probably never afford to get the much dreamed of Python. I saw a stainless, 4" Python for sale in a local gun shop about 5 years ago for $500. It had no box but was in like new condition. I had just become disabled from a stroke and had little money so I couldn't act on that one. I am really sorry I missed that! Too bad Colt dropped the ball on revolvers. I think there would be a terrific market for Colt revolvers as long as they didn't do like S&W and make "classic" revolvers with built in locks and bent metal triggers, etc...
     
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    Had a Trooper Mk III in the '70s. I still regret letting it go. The Lawman snubby below is currently my only Colt. Need to remedy that.
     

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  10. 22-rimfire

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    No regrets for me other than I can't find a nice 4" Trooper Mark III in 22 for a reasonable price. Then there are the Diamondbacks..... oh my.... I'm depressed. I want more!

    You would think that if I can spend $1000 or more for a 22 rifle, I could spring for another Colt.
     
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    22-rimfire, I have been wanting a nickel .22 Diamondback for a while. In fact, that's probably the only gun I would trade any of my current guns for... dare to dream...
     
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    Any Colt Lawman MK-V's???

    Anyone out there have a pic of a Colt Lawman MK-V, snubby preferably.
     
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    There is some real good buys on Colts Officers Model revolvers, they come in .38spcl and .22 LR bbl lengths 41/2-6", the actions are the same as the Pythons and Diamondbacks,that smooth buttery double action.They are quality handguns that can be had for a good price.
     
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    A good friend once said

    "I would rather live next door to a man who owns a Colt, as to have one of those others"

    "In 1873, Sam Colt introduced the Peacemaker in .45LC, since that time everything else has been cheap whiskey"


    Colt - pretty much sums it all up!!!
     
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    I miss my Python, having to sell it due to some upheavals in life. :( But I did make a nice profit on it. :)
     
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    I sold an unfired E-nick Python about a year ago, and I made a nice profit on it too!

    It's sitting in a Cabelas store in the Gun Library right now. They plan to make even more profit on it...
     
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    1975 Colt Cobra, Nickel Finish, Original Stocks.
     
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    It's awfully hard too beat a Prancing Pony~! :D ;)
     
  19. Steve C

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    My little family of Colt Troopers.
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    Just got a

    Mark III in SS, used, but with just a hint of a turn ring. Took it to the range last week, shoots great. DA is heavy, SA is very light. I guess that is its service heritage.
     
  21. Majic

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    How about nickel since the MkIIIs never came in SS.
     
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    Colt 41

    I just inherited a colt 41 single action pistol from my father. I haven't shot it yet, but I did back in my teenage years. colt41.JPG
     
  23. Virginian

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    Hard to believe the that all those beauties shown are no longer being made, not to mention the legendary Colt Woodsman. Management ineptitude can sure ruin just about anything it would seem.
     
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    As fine a carry gun as there ever was......

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    Or my .22 cal tack driver...

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  25. weisse52

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    A COLT IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT ANSWER!

    Works for 1911's, works for revolvers. I would love to have a Diamondback snub. When they where plentiful I had no money, now I have money and they are tough to find.
     
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