You may want to bookmark this handy little link for Colt S/N's. It may not be the most comprehensive but it does work for many DOM questions. http://proofhouse.com/colt/
I happen to be fond of the Trooper MKIII. I believe they are well made guns even though they were produced with budget in mind. The timing and lock up is much more like a Smith (meaning not late like most Colts). They're sturdy, attractive (in my opinion), and in my experience more accurate than I am.
I believe you will be happy with your purchase. Did you get the 357, the 22LR or the 22Mag? Blue, Nickel, or E-Nickel?
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Thanks for the website info. I used to use some paper charts I copied from the library, but can't seem to find them.
I got the blued version in .357. I used to have a King Cobra (along with a couple Pythons and an OMM), but didn't love the stainless. It's strange, because I love my S&W performance center model 66 in satin stainless. Somehow, for me, Colts just need to be blued with wood grips.