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Update; I was asked what was on the bottom of the box. While I am still moving and everything is in an uproar, I came across the Trooper and snapped a pic of the box bottom. It is now the last picture in this post. As you can see it is definitely the original box for this gun as the serial number matches.


I made the mistake of walking into my LGS yesterday and lo and behold there was this Trooper that had just come in on consignment (estate sale) a few hours earlier. I was taken by the fact that it had all the original paperwork including the test target. How cool was that! Anyway I would say it rates about 95% or so with the usual bluing wear at the muzzle and at the cylinder from being in a holster. There are a few scratches in the varnish on the grips but they aren't worn or dinged up. Serial number dates it at 1968 production, the target is marked May '68 and the warrenty card is also dated 1968.

Anyway, I probably paid a bit too much for it @ $600 but I have not seen a decent Colt for sale around here for almost a year and it called to me. I like the fact that it isn't perfect so I won't feel bad about shooting it.





 

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Nope, you did fine.
I paid that much on an unfired '66 four-incher WITHOUT anything else a couple years back, because I wanted it. :)
Mine also did not have the target grips & hammer. Yours looks pretty good & the whole package adds value.
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Oh no, you DID NOT pay too much. The reason this gun was discontinued in 1969 was that it took almost as much skilled labor to make it as a python. So you have a gun that shoots as well as a python for less than 1/2 the price. And since it has been shot you will be able to go out and shoot it without worrying about degrading its value. Next report I want from you is how you grade its shooting ability.
 

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Wow, those comments make me feel better. When I saw it I never even hesitated, I just said "I'll take it". Kinda like buy now and think later. I can tell you that both the single and double action trigger on it feel as good as my Python. I can't wait to try it out, but it is going to be a few weeks as I am in the throes of moving right now.
 

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Yeah, you got a good deal in my opinion !! Thats looks like a very nice complete package !!
 

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That was a good pickup. I passed on a Trooper that was half as nice. They wanted $500 for it. By the time I talked myself into buying it, it was gone.
 

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well done, that was a good price and you got the box and target. I just paid 500 for a colt 3 5 7 in similar condition with nothing else. love these old colts.
 

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I saw one at a local gun show last spring, and it brought $750. And it wasn't nearly as nice as yours. I'd say you got a great deal.

Now, go shoot it!!
 
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