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As above, the later Colt's starting with the Mark III of 1969 all have very noticeable trigger take up before engaging the hammer double action strut.

Also, the cylinders do not lock up tightly like the older models and will have cylinders free to slightly move when the trigger is pulled.
This is to allow the bullet entering the bore to force the chamber into alignment.
With all the later Colt's, all the S&W's, Ruger's, Dan Wesson's, etc holding the trigger back and checking the cylinder for tight lock up IS NOT a valid test for anything.
This is a valid test ONLY for the older Colt action.

Even in guns that seem to lock tightly, there's enough backlash built into the action to allow the necessary cylinder movement at ignition.
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