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Old September 16, 2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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colt trooper mark v in 4 inch

came across a colt trooper mark v at the gun shop i frequent, it's minty fresh with little use, the price tag is only $395.00 with a sweet leather carry holster
it seems awfully cheap, am i miising something here, Ive had a s&w highway patrolman and a python in 357 and kinda miss them.


someone please stop me if i'm making a mistake.
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Old September 16, 2009, 07:40 PM   #2
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Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
Blue finish $475 $350 $275 $215 $185 $170 $160
Nickel finish$495 $400 $300 $235 $200 $185 $170

Last MSR was $362 for Blue finish.

Had one and traded ,want it back
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Old September 17, 2009, 06:01 PM   #3
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If you've come across a Colt Trooper Mark V in true minty condition for that price, it would be one of those legendary fantastic gun deals.

The later type Colt's usually start around $500 for examples in minty shape.
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Old September 17, 2009, 08:00 PM   #4
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i was there today and that puppy is still in the window, i almost pulled the trigger (pun intended) and probably would have had i read the last post,
i guess i could always deal it away if i get buyers remorse, just wanted a confirmation.

thanks for the info.
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Old September 18, 2009, 07:28 PM   #5
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I have one, bought it new when Pythons were hard to get. Mine is nickle plated, changed the front sights for combat style. When shooting .357 mag158g jhp full house loads it has more recoil than my .44mag with 240g heavy loads. However I like the gun, great carry in the field when hunting.
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Old September 18, 2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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Have nickle/4 inch with Pachmayr Gripper Model CV-G grips. Shoots great. The MKV frame is a different one from MKIII (Colt V frame), uses different grip, this Pachmayr wraps the backstrap. I am sure this helps, I want the same type for my 686. That is a great price, jump on it.

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Old September 18, 2009, 08:59 PM   #7
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Does anyone know what type grip the Trooper MKV came with from factory?
Bought mine at auction used, got $325 total in it.
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Old September 18, 2009, 08:59 PM   #8
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I'd buy it in a heart beat - those are sweet shooting pistols.
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Old September 19, 2009, 07:38 PM   #9
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The Colt Trooper Mark V came from the factory with walnut grips.
The Trooper Mark V, the Colt Peacekeeper, the King Cobra, and the Anaconda all used the same grips.
Available factory grips were checkered walnut or rubber, with the rubber standard on the Peacekeeper, King Cobra, and Anaconda.

Here's a typical Mark V factory walnut grip.
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Old September 20, 2009, 11:08 AM   #10
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It's done, picking it up Monday will post pics!!!
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Old September 23, 2009, 03:56 PM   #11
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Here She is

here's some pictures of her!
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Old September 23, 2009, 07:31 PM   #12
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Nice.

The Trooper Mark V was later changed to stainless steel and fitted with a full lug barrel and sold as the King Cobra.

Its possibly the strongest medium framed DA revolver of all time, including the S&W 686 and the Ruger GP-100.
It was designed for unlimited use with the .357.

The only "watch out" is to use snap caps for dry firing.
The firing pin "can" break if dry fired and replacement requires a trip back to Colt for replacement due to the need for a special press to press the firing pin out and another in without damaging the frame.

Because of the case hardened parts, the only trigger job possible is a light weight spring kit....NO polishing of parts.
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Old September 24, 2009, 08:04 PM   #13
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Sharp.
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Old September 26, 2009, 07:10 AM   #14
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Nice

Nice.

I saw one (Blue 4") at a gunshow in Montgomery AL a couple of weeks ago. All beat up and dinged to heck. Guy wanted $550 for it.
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