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jugrunner
July 14, 2013, 17:01
... :biggrin: ... :sleep: ...

nwobhm
July 14, 2013, 17:18
and? Is this a show and tell kinda thing?

jugrunner
July 14, 2013, 18:35
and? Is this a show and tell kinda thing?


No ........ just tell

jugrunner
July 14, 2013, 21:53
Ok ... here's a pic ... Oh and I had this little Colt Agent ... 3rd pic :biggrin: ... I don't know much about Colt wheelguns but I know the Agent is first gen. ... exposed ejector rod ... little sucker kicks !!


Trooper is a shooter ... not a Queen !!!


http://i40.tinypic.com/2u8cldx.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/2v0folf.jpg



Agent ... early one I think ... Alloy frame ... weighs 13oz. ...


http://i39.tinypic.com/jfg6rd.jpg

NEWFNL1A1
July 14, 2013, 22:04
Nice! I picked up a used Nickel 5" Trooper III about 15 years ago and gave it to my daughter. The 5" pistols were special order I think for some state patrol somewhere...I read that years ago. Been too long to remember the details.

FHP gun?
http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=5&f=28&t=116713

http://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-revolvers/36281-got-my-5in-mk-iii.html

They are great revolvers!

MAINER
July 15, 2013, 07:58
Dang! You done real good there Jugs, that's a beauty!

Have a 4" King Cobra, same lockworks I believe, but in SS with a different name.

W.E.G.
July 15, 2013, 09:33
I used to have two of those.
IIRC, I paid $200 (or was it $250?) each.

Real pretty 6-shooters.

I never found a use for either of them that my other revolvers didn't already serve.

So, I sold one to a close friend, and gave the other in trade for....


wait for it....

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A Glock Foh-Tay.

tigerfans2
July 16, 2013, 20:54
Bought one new in 70 or 71, it's upstairs with a Smith 28. Don't have a present need for a 6" carry revolver but if the need arises...

jugrunner
July 16, 2013, 22:45
to be honest ... it ain't a S&W ... trigger def. not as good ... doesn't point as well ... not as well made and the finish (blue) ain't no Smith ... it's the only 357 I own so I've already bought new dies and brass ... I'll keep it and hope it shoots ... Prob. shoot 38 spec in it mostly ...

I sold (traded) the most wonderful Model 14, K38 Target Masterpiece away a few yrs back ... I really regret that deal ... it shot scary accurate ... had the 8 3/8 barrel and was made in the early 60's ... box and everything @ 99%

OMG ... :cry: ... :cry: ... :cry: ...

I looked on GB a few times lately and the K-38 Smiths are bringing high dollar ... they're selling 'em too ... !!! ... I know why ... :cry:

I may sell both of these and snag one ... !!! ... wouldn't take anything for my 1911 Colt's ... but they can probably keep their wheelguns ... we'll see


And to W.E.G. ... Shameful, but I'm not shocked ... I won't do that even if mine FTF ... :wink:

W.E.G.
July 17, 2013, 06:54
I've already got a treefiddysebben wheelgun that's better than the Foh-Tay.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/securitysixcomparedG22.jpg

Timber Wolf
July 17, 2013, 10:36
I used to have two of those.
IIRC, I paid $200 (or was it $250?) each.

Real pretty 6-shooters.

I never found a use for either of them that my other revolvers didn't already serve.

So, I sold one to a close friend, and gave the other in trade for....


wait for it....

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A Glock Foh-Tay.

I went the other way a couple of years back. Traded a RTF2 G22 for a really nice 4" S&W 19-4. About an even money trade at the time but I figured they are making Glocks every day and will NEVER make anymore P&R S&W handguns.:wink:

tac-40
July 20, 2013, 09:06
Well, I traded my first one for a S&W Model 39 (sometimes subgun). Just couldn't bear to be without a real pistol and bought a second one. Still have it after 40+ years. Still shoots better than I and has more than 25K rounds through it. I have used it for everything including IPSC, PPC, and IDPA competition, hunting, concealed carry, qual courses and duty carry. Never failed to work and put holes where I wanted them to appear. This one will stay with me intil I am gone for good.

The double action trigger pull was horrendous on mine and was a b!+c# to pull during a 100 round qual course. I installed a Wolff trigger pull reduction kit and it makes a world of difference.

Here is a link: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/116812/wolff-shooters-spring-pack-colt-trooper-mark-iii

NEWFNL1A1
July 20, 2013, 10:17
Thank you for the link! :beer:

SteelonSteel
July 20, 2013, 10:18
I've been an autoloader guy for years but have had a few revolvers slide through my grips;

blackhawk 357, sold to a friend
blackhawk hunter 44, sold
S&W 4" kit gun, not ever for sale
single six blued, sold, never was accurate for me despite trying hard and installing better springs
Pre17 6" model K22, not for sale but I have yet to wring the accuracy out that I expected
Colt Python 4", just about a gift, was offered to me by an older friend/coworker for $300 just a few years ago, I gave him $400 as that's what I had and could afford. (don't worry he knew it's value:shades:)
S&W19-4 6" Nice with target loads, I'm still dialing in my cast boolits.

I do like revolvers but the DA trigger and my stubby fingers need some work. To date I prefer the S&W trigger stroke to the harder stacking Colt.

L Haney
July 20, 2013, 11:41
Jug, I want you to sell me that Trooper.

DYNOMIKE
July 20, 2013, 23:29
I got my Pops TROOPER now, have the original box and IIRC the price tag is $149.00..
He purchased it new many years ago..

I've been taking it to the range now and then, it shoots great, locks up tight, but has some character which I like...

It also provides me some therapy & healing.... :bigangel: