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    01-23-2020, 12:48 PM
    I had an early 586 that replaced the 66 I had been carrying. Any 38 Spcl. ammo in the 586 was no problem, but some .357 tied up the cylinder. This...
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    01-23-2020, 12:51 AM
    Nice guns. My 6" MK III Trooper .357 was a pretty hefty revolver. What do the .22 versions weigh, considering those little .22 Cal. holes in...
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    01-22-2020, 07:31 PM
    rock185 replied to a thread Python 2020 in Python
    runscott, I've sure wondered about that thing where high post count = Expert/God Like/ he must be right perception, etc. This, even if high post...
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    01-22-2020, 09:11 AM
    rock185 replied to a thread Python 2020 in Python
    CR, I share your opinion on some of these internet "experts". Seems like if someone puts their stuff on social media, they automatically become an...
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    01-21-2020, 10:20 PM
    rock185 replied to a thread Python 2020 in Python
    I've been wondering too, about what Snidely mentioned reference frame stretching. I am the furthest thing from a Colt or Python expert, but until...
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    01-21-2020, 02:17 PM
    rock185 replied to a thread Python 2020 in Python
    Since this is the COLT forum, I realize that implying anything negative about Colt products is not well received. But I think that Colt bringing...
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    01-20-2020, 02:14 PM
    The damaged brass, along with the flattened and pierced primers causes me to suspect a gross headspace issue. My first .38 Super, a new Combat...
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    01-18-2020, 04:11 PM
    With Colt introducing the Cobra and Python, S&W and Ruger the 10MM revolvers, and efforts by the Left to classify any semi-auto pistol, rifle or...
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    01-18-2020, 03:58 PM
    I have the similar 3 5 7 model Colt. The Trooper, Python, and 3 5 7 models seem to have a rather thin forcing cone, similar to a K-frame S&W. And...
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    01-17-2020, 01:44 PM
    Unless texagun is trying to sell his gun to one of the experts here, why would he have to "prove" anything to anybody?
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    01-17-2020, 01:30 PM
    I don't know about "issued" but the few times I've been in Mexico, I've observed that LE there seems to carry all manner of handguns. BTW, If the...
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    01-15-2020, 12:30 AM
    Gil, Those are good guns. I bought a new 6" MK III in the early '70s. It had a more massive feel than my 6" Pre MK III Trooper, and I think it did...
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    01-11-2020, 09:02 PM
    tallpaul, The reason you may not have seen another like yours, is that it appears to possibly be one of the limited run of electroless nickle Gold...
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    01-10-2020, 01:40 PM
    I'm not near as knowledgeable about guns from the WWI era as some of you guys. I do have a couple from that time period though, a 1914 Colt Pocket...
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    01-10-2020, 01:16 PM
    BubbaS, Thanks for the good interior photo. Interesting stuff, S&W type cylinder stop/bolt and spring, looks to be a transfer bar incorporated with...
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    01-05-2020, 08:10 PM
    runscott, That's a couple of VERY nice revolvers. I didn't know about a smaller framed Trooper. My old pre-MK III Trooper had exactly the same size...
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    01-05-2020, 07:56 PM
    The original grips on my 3 5 7 were in bad shape, so I bought a pair of grips that resemble the 3rd. Gen Python type. They were about $65.00 on...
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    01-02-2020, 09:12 PM
    rock185 replied to a thread Python 2020 in Python
    Seeing what has been reported, and looking at photos of the new Pythons, my early impression is that Colt has a winner there. I relate comments...
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    01-02-2020, 01:38 PM
    That is a nice one! I had a 539 with adjustable sights, two actually, really nice guns. Yours was made during that brief time they were using that...
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