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    Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

    Hi all. New to this forum and a BRAND NEW pistol permittee in NY State. I picked up my permit at 10:00am and my blued, 4" Python at 10:10am.

    Turns out I can't reload fast enough to keep up with my shooting. Decided to shop for a .22 revolver to shoot while I wait for more bullets to arrive.

    An acquaintance is offering Colt Trooper MK2. I can't find any reference to an MK2 that is not a typo for MK3. This particular revolver comes with an 8" barrel and a price tag of $375.

    So...what the heck is an MK2 and is it worth a serious look at that price? I picked up the 98%-99% Python for $500 and understand I got quite a deal. Is a $375 Trooper a deal too, or is fate just balancing the scales on me?

    Kris in NY

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    Re: Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

    There is no Colt Mark II.

    I've always wondered about that, but I don't know why Colt went from the original Trooper to the Mark III Trooper.

    Depending on actual condition, $375 is a very fair price for a Mark III 8" inch .22LR.
    The .22LR Mark III's were lower production guns, and due to the unpopularity of the 8" inch barrel, it's a very low production model.

    It should shoot with a high degree of accuracy.

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    Re: Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

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    There is no Colt Mark II.

    I've always wondered about that, but I don't know why Colt went from the original Trooper to the Mark III Trooper.


    [/ QUOTE ]

    I wondered about that too ... could they have considered the Trooper .357 to be the "Mark II" (.357 instead of .38, frame mounted firing pin instead of on the hammer), at least internal to the company?

    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Re: Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

    Your guess is as good as mine.
    I've never heard anything about why they went from the Trooper to the Trooper Mark III.

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    Re: Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

    Ok, so I bought the Trooper and it is a Mark III. Lots of surprises! Like the fact that it came in the original box with all the paperwork including the "Letter from Colt".

    The lock up is solid with no cylinder movement. And you cannot even see a gap between the face of the cylinder and the rear of the barrel.

    It looks brand new! The serial number is giving me fits. It has a "Y" stamp before the "19626".

    According to the info on this forum the 19626 put its date of manufacture at 1959. I don't know what the "Y" means. Its not in the list.

    Any ideas?

    AND the guy talked himself down from $375 to $350. I think that's pretty good for a near new in box Trooper in .22 with an 8" barrel.

    Kris in NY

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    Re: Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

    Whitetailer,

    The Colt Trooper MkIII in .22 LR with a 8" barrel is a weapon I haven't yet in my picture book. Could you post a picture, please!!!!
    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
    Who's the idiot that sold-off New-Amsterdam? I could have been reading this board in Dutch!

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    Re: Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

    I was just going to request the same thing....

    Sounds like you got a deal to me...
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    Re: Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

    I got one picture of an 8" but that one is a .357.
    Who's the idiot that sold-off New-Amsterdam? I could have been reading this board in Dutch!

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    Re: Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

    The J frame MkIIIs were not manufactured until 1969. You're looking at original Trooper 357 data. Y19626 was manufactured in 1980. Good price. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=63941175

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    Re: Colt Trooper MKII (MK2)??

    GunSmoke,

    That's "Whiteleather". Think "Wittlederer" then translate to English. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Will do on the photo when I can.

    Kris in NY


 

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