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Hi all.

I have my new Trooper Mk III at home and I am trying to check the date using the serial number. I surfed into Proofhouse and found the Colt double action revolver section.

Within this section, there are three possible listings which might pertain to my gun. There is a listing for
"MK III, Lawman., Metropolitan, Official Police" - a listing for "Trooper" - and a listing for "Trooper Model & .357 Model".

I'd be grateful if someone could point me to the correct section or to a site where I could verify the date of production of my Pony.

Many thanks.

c79
 

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"MK III, Lawman., Metropolitan, Official Police"

c79

[/ QUOTE ] all j-frames shared same serial range, so this should be the section you are looking for.
 

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Hello icdux1.

Thanks for the post. I found the section I need. The serial numbers are listed with the "L" in front of the numbers.

On my Colt, the numbers come before the "L". Does this make a difference?

Many thanks.

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Yes it does.

Proofhouse serial numbers only go up to 1978.
There are numbers available that go to 1985.

The "L" suffix numbers start in late 1978:
1978: Start at 1001L to 33171L
1979: 33172L to 55765L
1980: 55766L to 80698L
1981: 80699L to ???? end of the "L" suffix series.
 

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Thanks dfariswheel.

If I read your data correctly my Pony is a 1978 vintage. Thanks for the extra information. I'm learning quickly.

Cheers.

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dfariswheel

The data puts my new Trooper in the first one-third of those made in 1978.

That kinda narrows it down.

Now if I could only determine that it was made by a pretty blond lady-gunsmith with delicate hands...

Just dreamin'

Cheers.

C79
 
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