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I just found a Colt Trooper Mk3 for a song. It was unfired, and besides the prior owner dry firing it, it doesn't show any wear. What experiences have you all had with Colt D/A's.
Please be honest, I can take it!:D

Thanks to all, and It's good to be back on the forum;)
Chris~
 

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Hello Chris, The Colt Trooper series of revolvers are great guns and I don't think that thay ever got the attention that thay deserve. Thay are much stronger than the famous Python and in my hands shoot just as well. I'm sure you won't regret buying it. Good shooting.

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Thanks Erikk,

I picked up this Trooper for $200. It surely appears unfired, but not for long;)

Can an action job be performed on a Colt easily? I an aware that they use a different style mainspring. Double action now measures 12.5 lbs, and Single is breaking at 4.6 lbs. The S/A is crisp, but I think that a 3 or 3.5 lb. would be even better.:p Here is a picture.

Anyway, thank again for all the help!
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Good buy! You might consider purchasing Kuhnhousen's (sp?) book on Colt DA's for information on trigger jobs and what is involved. A great deal of information on them, besides. I had a Python that broke a 2 1/2# SA and about 9# DA, so it can be done.
 

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Hello again Chris, Don't know for sure about the action job. I'm not a gunsmith but alot of people have had work done on them. Just a matter of finding someone that can do the work. I left my guns as thay are. Thats a great picture and a steal for only $200.00!
 

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Thank you everyone for all your input. I will keep you advised as to how I make out with my quest for a "smoother break"

Chris~;)
 

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The Python uses leaf springs and the Trooper MKIII uses coil springs. This makes the MKIII harder to tune, but not insurmountable. I dumped the wood grips on my 6" and went with Pachmayr Presentation models in the early 70's and found accuracy instantly.
 

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Chris,

I have to agree with the Chief- you should be up on charges for this one! ;)

Seriously, I like the Mk. III's quite a bit. Different from the ubiquitous S&W but just as good. I truly, truly love the D-frames and will never part with my current Magnum Carry. Strangely I've never hankered the Python. The action stacks too much for a guy like me raised on postwar Smiths and Rugers.

Before sinking money into an action job I'd shoot the gun and do a lot of dry firing. I'll bet the DA pull comes down somewhat along with feeling lighter than it may end up because you've worked out any tiny burrs. I've seen this many times with a number of revolvers.
 

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Thanks Bill!

I hope you guys don't call and turn me in! Really it was $200.00 :)
I've been bouncing round the web, and I think I'm gonna follow that advice Bill. Dry firing seems to be the recommended action to smooth it out. Although I'm sure a couple of hundred rounds of mixed .38/.357 could'nt hurt:p

Thanks again to all, be well....
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I have a Colt Trooper that I have had for longer than I like to think about. For me,it shoots better than my Mdl.27 S&W.Your action and trigger will smooth up after some use. Enjoy your great buy. Tap
 

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Mk3

I also have a Colt Trooper Mk3, I have never changed a thing to mine...still the same wooden grips and springs.
Did you ever make any changes to yours?
 
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