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    Quote Originally Posted by sublimert70 View Post
    Nice! Pictures!


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    Quote Originally Posted by WVCOLT View Post
    Very nice find for sure. Like it a lot. And a big thanks for sharing your nice new arrival with us.
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post


    Sweet! Nice “portfolio”! Thanks for sharing.
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    Over the years I owned a few Colt Trooper Mark III's, one in .357 and the rest in .22LR.
    Most of the .22's were 6 inch versions, which were a perfect revolver to learn how to really shoot double action.
    These Mark III's in .22 are HEAVY and make for a very steady platform for DA shooting.
    The massive cylinder tends to rotate to the next chamber on it's own once you start it moving.
    It quickly got to the point that I seldom ever used them in single action.

    The last one I owned (now residing in a nephews gun safe) is this 4 inch .22. My friends called it "The Chunk" due to the weight.

    Mark III Left.jpg
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    I love MKIII's and MKV's. Here's the rest of my MKIII collection.
    6" nickel 1975
    4" blue 1976
    4" nickel 1977
    4" blue 1978
    4" blue .22 1979 (shown in a previous post page 1 of this thread)
    4" blue 1983 with a rare factory vented barrel
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    I had a six inch MKIII and while over built for the .22 LR it was a deadly accurate revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfariswheel View Post
    Over the years I owned a few Colt Trooper Mark III's, one in .357 and the rest in .22LR.
    Most of the .22's were 6 inch versions, which were a perfect revolver to learn how to really shoot double action.
    These Mark III's in .22 are HEAVY and make for a very steady platform for DA shooting.
    The massive cylinder tends to rotate to the next chamber on it's own once you start it moving.
    It quickly got to the point that I seldom ever used them in single action.

    The last one I owned (now residing in a nephews gun safe) is this 4 inch .22. My friends called it "The Chunk" due to the weight.

    Mark III Left.jpg
    dfariswheel; thanks for sharing your knowledge! You’re right, it IS heavy. My Diamondback 6 inch is also a 22 LR but, being a smaller frame, it’s nowhere as heavy. I primarily shoot SA but I’m going to try DA and see what you described. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenhwind View Post
    I had a six inch MKIII and while over built for the .22 LR it was a deadly accurate revolver.
    I took it to the range this morning and it shot just over an inch group. I’m looking forward to shooting it some more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mafd2 View Post
    I love MKIII's and MKV's. Here's the rest of my MKIII collection.
    6" nickel 1975
    4" blue 1976
    4" nickel 1977
    4" blue 1978
    4" blue .22 1979 (shown in a previous post page 1 of this thread)
    4" blue 1983 with a rare factory vented barrel
    Wow! Nice collection. Personally, I’ve got the snakes I wanted and I’m thinking I want to pursue the Troopers some more!
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    So, had some time this morning and I took the Trooper to the range. As others have noted, it’s accurate! Bench supported, 25 yards:

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    One flyer, suspect the ammo not the shooter . Looking forward to the next trip!
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