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    Trooper...now with better pictures

    Thanks for the advice on here everyone. I bought it. Iím not qualified to make the call, but I would be comfortable saying it hasnít been fired since it left the factory. The adult children of the deceased owner claim they didnít even know their dad had it in the nightstand.

    Even the face of the cylinder is free of carbon or scratches of any sort. I put more of a turn ring on it in the last hour at my kitchen table that it had when it came in to the house this morning. Itís really nice in person. Hope the photos do it justice.

    Does anyone know what the L means?












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    Beautiful gun. Congratulations. I bet it will be a good shooter. Can't help you with the L.
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    The L identified the Colt employee that assembled your Trooper. I believe that is a B on the left rear of trigger guard which identified the final inspector who also applied the Colt VP.
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    What a nice revolver! It reminds me of one I got new back in the late 1960s. I had the same gun but used that was damaged in a car wreck. The insurance company bought the new one for me and it was a real shooter as well as a looker. I carried it for quite a while but changed it out for a Colt 1911. A young deputy sheriff wanted the revolver so I sold it to him for $60.00.
    The deputy quit the department and went to California, had a love induced case of despair, shot it out with a local lawman and lost. I never saw my Trooper or the money again. Keep your Swiss watch ticking; it is wonderful.
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    Fantastic!
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    Outstanding Trooper! Thanks for sharing with us. As tip, I’ll say that a Colt double action revolver will not get a turn line on the cylinder if it’s timing is correct and the operator takes care to close the cylinder so that the bolt always falls into the cylinder locking notch. The only marks will be at the notch approaches and the notches themselves.

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    She's a real beauty...

    Congrats !!

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    Hey thanks all- Iím fired up about this thing.

    The love struck shootout story was solid material... thanks.
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    Boy, I like that! Beautiful, congratulations!
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    Very nice Trooper and congrats! Here's my 1965 Trooper in hard to come by nickel.
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