Dating a colt trooper mkiii
The firing pin was mounted on the hammer in both the .22 and .38 versions.
The gun was available in 4" or 6" barrels (4" only in .22), bright blue or bright nickel, and in your choice of Service hammer and grips, Target hammer and grips, or a combination of the two.
The 4 inch version retained the exposed ejector rod.
The 2 inch Lawman also had a rounded butt with special grips that were not used on any other Colt revolver. Some people think that all colts are collectible and try to demand premium prices for them, but in reality, the market is really in the Python, Diamondback, Anaconda market with the King Cobras getting some sunshine too.
I'm intrigued my the Colt Lawman mk III .357 magnum with 4 inch barrel.
Are they worth the prices they are calling for these days?
Hogue’s line of fancy hardwood handgun grips includes a dazzling array of exotic woods and grains, each one a unique work of art and fine craftsmanship, hand-finished by Hogue to a glowing, smooth polished finish or checkered, according to your preference.I'd also like to know more about these revolvers themselves if anyone has some good info.The trooper was based upon the earlier Official Police, which Colt advertised as safe to use with the hot .38-44 load.The Trooper was introduced in 1953, and made until 1969, when most of the original action Colt revolvers were discontinued, except for the Python.The original 50's Trooper was really nothing more than a Colt Officer's Model Match with a different barrel.