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What's the value of this colt?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by phantomak47, Jul 20, 2014.

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  1. phantomak47

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    I think it's a colt trooper what's the typical value. It does not have a box, thks
     

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    Last 6" trooper mkIII I bought 6 months ago was $500, which is about what I see them for online as well.
    That one looks in pretty good shape, so maybe a little more.
     
  3. Jim K

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    That gun looks like it has been heavily buffed and reblued, which would reduce its value. Also, a refinishing job raises questions about the condition it was in before it was reblued and how much use it has had.

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    If it has been reblued by anyone but Colt, I would give about $350 for it. If it has a nice original finish, I would go about $500.
     
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    What makes you say that? Looks to me like it has original factory bluing from Colt who always did a superior finish to their revolvers and it hasn't been shot or carried much at all. Doesn't take much to make them look buffed out, just a wipe down with a silicon or oily cloth.

    Here's mine just as it came out of the gun run that's been sitting in the safe for the last year not wiped down. Bought used in 1974 or 75. Shot a fair amount and carried a bit as a glove box car gun, hunted once for Javelina. Kept clean and other than a bit of muzzle wear the finish is still excellent.

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    Hard to tell if it's been polished and reblued; since the the OP's not certain if it's a Trooper MK.III maybe the rollmark on the barrel has been buffed out. If it's the original bluing and checks out alright mechanically then it could go from $600 on up. I have seen several 4" models in excellent to like new condition with prices on them from $800 to $900.
     
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    Doesnt look buffed and reblued to me. The pony is crisp and the screw hole I can see looks deep & unmolested and the frame corners are sharp. Thats a $500-$600 gun today.
     
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    Agree with above pricing, too hard to tell about reblue. While Colt never advertised its royal bluing on a trooper MKIII, I have had some that are polished as well as a python. $500 and it will sell within a few days, $600 and it may take a week or more to sell. These are still a good value for a Colt and a fine gun that will last a lifetime. If its been reblued and the lettering is weak, then $400 if all else checks out.
     
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