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I saw a colt trooper mk iii for sale today at the LGS dated at 1959 but the mk iii wasn't made then. I'll have to go back Monday and look at it. Maybe I can get it for less when I tell them it's not a 1959 Colt.
 

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Just a suggestion: since the original Trooper is a completely different revolver design compared to the MK lll and later series, it would be easier if both designs had their own thread to make researching information more efficient.
 

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Well, When I joined the Border Patrol in 1971, the Patrol did not recycle their revolvers & we had a mish mash of issue w/ some being S&W model 19's & the Colt Border Patrol ( a trooper model w/ a different name ) in .357. The Border Patrol model was only produced for 2 years. But were not like much in my station. Bluing was not good & surface rust was a problem & at qualification, one Agent had the front sight fall off. The Colts were replaced by S&W model 66 in SS later. I had a Smith model 19 my whole career w/ the exception as a K9 handler for 5 years, where I carried a Glock 17 to carry a sub sonic round in 9mm. The BP Colt is worth much more to collectors today. I was fortunate to find one for my collection & was an issued weapon to a TX DPS trooper, as it also has a DPS marked serial # on the side.
 

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Here is a Trooper MK III in 22 lr I bought it from a dealer earlier this year. It came with the original box. Is it reasonable to assume that the Pachmyer grips are original to the gun? It’s heavy, it’s beautiful, and it shoots very well, even in the hands of an old guy like me.

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More than likely it came with the second generation MkIII style wooden grips shown on mine above. The rubber Colt stocks mainly came from factory on the Coltguard finished guns.
 

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Were those groups fired at 25 yards?? If so - great!

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Heres my new toy that was passed down from my Grandfather, not much info was given to me was told it was a family members service training pistol .22lr and its heavy as all hell. From what I can see it looks to be an original trooper from the 50s (any information you guys would like to share is very much welcomed)



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Well, When I joined the Border Patrol in 1971, the Patrol did not recycle their revolvers & we had a mish mash of issue w/ some being S&W model 19's & the Colt Border Patrol ( a trooper model w/ a different name ) in .357. The Border Patrol model was only produced for 2 years. But were not like much in my station. Bluing was not good & surface rust was a problem & at qualification, one Agent had the front sight fall off. The Colts were replaced by S&W model 66 in SS later. I had a Smith model 19 my whole career w/ the exception as a K9 handler for 5 years, where I carried a Glock 17 to carry a sub sonic round in 9mm. The BP Colt is worth much more to collectors today. I was fortunate to find one for my collection & was an issued weapon to a TX DPS trooper, as it also has a DPS marked serial # on the side.
Here's an update on my Colt Border Patrol. decided to take some photos while arranging my display cabinet. As you can see it carries the Colt Border Patrol on the barrel but is nothing more than a Colt Trooper. It originally was a TX. DPS issue as they stamped their own ID # on the weapon also.
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No doubt it is a tack driver, but seriously doubt it is a MK IV. No such animal in the Colt revolver lineup that I know of. Photo looks to be a very nice MK III.
 
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