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    Colt Trooper fair price

    I'm looking for my first Colt revolver and I've been planning on starting with either a Detective Special or a Trooper. I want a quality gun that's a shooter. I don't buy guns to be safe queens unless I just happen to come across the deal of a lifetime. According to my LGS, this .357 magnum trooper is a 1968 version and, as you'll see in the pictures, has a lot of cosmetic challenges from holster wear. Somebody also decided to sand the checkering off of the grips.

    That being said, it appears to have been fired very little and lockup is as tight as any new revolver I've seen. The bore is bright, rifling is sharp, and the timing seems right on. I'd like opinions on a fair offer. I suspect that they're asking too much @ $699, but they will negotiate.
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    I think that is very high considering the condition. The side plate fits poorly and is off color. The plate looks to have been refinished (Rampant colt very weak) while the rest of the gun is worn. I think you should be able to do better. If the price is really $375 then mabie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by porsche View Post
    I think that is very high considering the condition. The side plate fits poorly and is off color. The plate looks to have been refinished (Rampant colt very weak) while the rest of the gun is worn. I think you should be able to do better. If the price is really $375 then mabie.
    Wow, I didn't even catch the bad side plate refinish job. I bet somebody inherited the trooper & thought they could refinish it themselves.
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    I really doubt they'll negotiate enough to be at that pistol's worth in its present condition. Good luck though.
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    It's a $400 gun at best. The buyer is taking all the risk since so much of the revolver is questionable.
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    I have gotten much, much nicer Troopers for way less. I’d say that’s a $300 gun. Honestly it’s beeb messed with enough I wouldn’t want it even at that price for a shooter. $700 will get you a really nice Trooper if you look a bit.
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    Keep looking, money will always spend.
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    Nice Troopers are easy to find at a little more than the asking price. I suggest you keep looking. And if you're wanting a shooter, choose the Trooper over a DS.
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    Oh, one more thing....don’t overlook the Official Police. It’s basically a Trooper with a lighter barrel and fixed sights. They are common and can be had relatively cheaply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bowles View Post
    Keep looking, money will always spend.
    In this case, absolutely.
    Refinished
    Stocks ruined
    Overpriced

    $700.00 can buy a nice Trooper
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