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
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
I had a six inch MKIII and while over built for the .22 LR it was a deadly accurate revolver.
"I like Colts and will die that way"
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:
One flyer, suspect the ammo not the shooter . Looking forward to the next trip!