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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CajunBass, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. CajunBass

    CajunBass Member

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    Get rid of three, get two. That's my "inventory reduction" plan.

    Sold and traded a couple and ended up with these.

    1973 Colt Trooper MK III. Not one of the really panted over "snake guns", but should be a nice shooter.

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    And I traded a buddy a Smith and Wesson 22 I'd bought from him about a year ago, back for this one.

    A Lipsey's special, Ruger flattop, Bisley, in 44 Speial, with a 5" barrel. I'm not a S/A guy really but it won't hurt to own one I don't guess.

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  2. 460Shooter

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    Good plan and nice pickups.
     
  3. gotboostvr

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    Nice combo. I was thinking hard about one of those flattops.
     
  4. ilgac

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    I especially like that Trooper. What did you trade for it?
     
  5. .308 Norma

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    Sweet!
    I hope my blasphemy doesn't cause any real Colt fans to vapor-lock, but I rather have a Trooper than a Colt "snake gun" anyway.:D
     
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  6. gotboostvr

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    Not trying to egg you on, I'm not as familiar with Colts as I am Smiths, but why? Genuinely curious.
     
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  7. .308 Norma

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    Not feeling “egged on” at all. I could wax on for a while about how Colt Pythons are beautiful, elegant, and darned well worth the money, but I’m a “working class” guy that prefers “working class” guns – such as Colt Troopers. However, the truth is, I actually like the looks of Colt Troopers more than the looks of Colt Pythons.

    I’m the same way about rifles. While I think deeply blued steel rifles with rich walnut stocks are beautiful, but for using, I’ll pick a bead-blasted stainless steel rifle with a synthetic stock almost every time.

    And pickup trucks – our old (2000) Tundra is starting to nickel and dime us. But shopping for a new, or late model pickup truck that I wouldn’t be afraid to take off the oiled road for fear of getting it dirty is driving me nuts. Every newer model truck we’ve looked at in the past week was just too danged fancy for my taste.

    My wife is beautiful. She’s all the beautiful, fancy and elegant I need.:)
     
  8. Eddietruett

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    Your post got me to thinking. I buy, sell and trade a lot of guns. When I realize I'm not shooting something very much, it gets traded or sold and I buy something else. Now I love a beautiful blued handgun or rifle with nice wood, but I find that the guns I seem to never part with are mostly "working mans guns". I love an old gun that has been used and the finish shows honest wear which I refer to as character. I also like the plainer versions with fixed sights as well. Most of my guns that get shot the most are stainless which can be pretty but I think falls in the working mans gun category more than the Safe Queen category. One of my most favorite guns is a 3" Model 10 that was special ordered by an upstate Sheriff in 1960. His claim to fame supposedly was staking out and busting liquor stills in the mountain areas. He was also supposed to have been in several shoot outs and reportedly shot several criminals. Of course this is all here say that was passed on at the estate sale where my gun came from The finish is about 50% but no dings or scratches. It was well cared for, but the blue shows honest wear. The grips show perfect wear pattern of a gun that was holster carried a lot. Not sure if any of the info that came with the gun is true, but the gun certainly a working mans gun and I would love to hear the stories it could tell. Every time I take it out and shoot it, I feel like I have something special in my hands.
     
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