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    Thank you all for the great info! So I should probably shoot mostly 38s in it and if I do mags, make sure it’s a heavier bullet. Got it! How will I know when it’s time for maintenance? If it’s not locking up well with hammer down and trigger back?

    Also, does anyone have a lead on target grips for this that aren’t outrageously priced? I’m fine with reproductions. Thanks!

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    https://www.deerhollowonline.com/reproductions-grips/
    Olle is a member here.

    dfariswheel has an excellent write-up on the proper way to evaluate an action. If he doesn’t respond to this thread send him a PM
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    Hi JMG.. You have a super revolver there.. many of us have and shoot these regularly... sounds like you have the ammo all sorted as well.

    ”Most” of us would steer clear of repros.. best suggestion is patience.. ebay, this forum, gun shows, etc.. but expect to pay $250 to $350 for examples in variuos condition.. again, look at the better examples here and shop carefully.. and patiently. Ask me how I know..

    A suggestion for Target and Now would be some rubber Pachmyers.. pretty cheap and easy to find.. you need the Colt I or E frame size...

    Again, great gun!
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    Was thinking about these.....or just hold off?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F293198979198

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmg11986 View Post
    Was thinking about these.....or just hold off?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F293198979198
    DON'T buy those....they might fit a Colt "E&I" frame like the Trooper, but they look like Diamondback grips.

    For Colt action timing checks, read the Gunsmithing section on Colt Fever. Down the page are instructions on how to check it...

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    For Second Type Colt Target grips, here's some possibilities. Remember, the Trooper had Silver Colt medallions, not Gold if that makes a difference to you.
    Once in a while you can snag a reasonably priced set of genuine Colt grips on eBay or the gun auction sites if you're patient.
    Be aware that there are FAKE Colt grips being sold.
    Also, there are some fairly good replicas being made in Asia and sold on eBay.

    Many fakes will have brass screws and bushings, usually on both sides. However that's not for certain. Here's a set of clear fakes. They just don't look "right" especially the medallions and the extra holes on the inside.....

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-PYTHON...4AAOSwD5JdgRCZ

    Another clear fake, note the phony "Colt" medallions, and the

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-NICKEL...YAAOSwXzNaWXAO

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-PYTHON...4AAOSwD5JdgRCZ

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Colt-Python...cAAOSwORheJfOH

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-CO...IAAOSwnKFeIKzb

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/FACTORY-ORI...QAAOSwmxVeITfi

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-LARGE-...QAAOSwNq9eIbtP

    Here's a set of replica Third Type, probably made in Asia, but could be used until you find a deal on the genuine item.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Colt-Python...QAAOSwR4dct56C

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-FA...IAAOSwT~hdYggu

    Also as something to use, Altamont make very acceptable Colt type grips, and they're making the grips for the new Python.

    If you're willing to drop the money and want something really nice, Eagle makes a Rosewood Second Type replica..

    https://www.eaglegrips.com/colt-pyth...edallions.html

    https://www.altamontco.com/pistol-grips/colt/python/
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    Teach me something.
    Looking at the picture, how does one know this a target hammer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtgun View Post
    Teach me something.
    Looking at the picture, how does one know this a target hammer?
    Thanx
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    Without a photo to show the difference...the service hammer is flat with a narrow spur while the target hammer has a flared, wider spur for better thumb cocking.
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    Someone above mentioned it has a target trigger in the picture. It DOESN'T. It does have the target hammer and I think that is what he met to write. I once owned a colt new service in .38 special. It had a wide target hammer, fixed sights, 6" barrel, checkering on the front and back of the grip frame and a real wide finely checkered trigger. I had wondered if the trigger was even factory as I never seen another. In single action the trigger was almost a hair trigger it was scary light so I suspected the trigger was hand made but it did look factory made quality. The grips were smooth with no colt emblems so I suspected they were after market or made by some other source. Wish I had it back. The gun was about mint.

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    I'm partial to adjustable sight so, I think you did good on the trade. Opinion only


 
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