Think the price run-up on 357s and orignal model Troopers has already started. These great Colts are finally getting the respect they so justly deserve. I think any Colt Snubby will be high demand in the next few years -- assuming Colt doesn't get back into the DA market (which I don't think they will) with a nice one. Just too many OPs around to generate high demand. Great shooters, but not scarce (except the 2" version) by any means. As always, JMHO.3-5-7 and Official Police.
I agree the pony rearing up inside the "V" is beautiful but that's about all the Trooper mkV has going for it. The only thing it has that's to Python standards is the rib on the top of the barrel. It's a coil spring, machine fit revolver with cast internals with a lame/lifeless double action trigger pull. The rose colored skinny pressed wood stocks that came with them during production were also god ugly and are known to shift/wobble after a few hundred rounds (yes the Boa style solid wood stocks are much nicer). It's a strong revolver design, but a Python it most certainly is not.With a little bit of polishing the action of a MK V can be brought up to Python standards and they are just about as sexy looking with the big V and the puking pony.D*
I think the OP looks nice myself. A recent thread on the OP. Wouldn't say it's an ugly duckling3-5-7 I can agree on but the OP is an ugly duckling.JMO.D*