SOLD FOR: $1680
Model: Trooper Mk III
Serial Number: Y24960
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Single and Double Action with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “TROOPER MK III//? .22 LONG RIFLE ?” and the left plate is marked with a rampant colt. The left side of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP verified proof triangle on the front and “L” on the back. The crane and crane-cut are both marked “Y24960”. The top of the rear sight is marked “UP” with a curved arrow and “L” with a down arrow on the bottom. The left of the grip is marked with a “G”. The right of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT.F.A.MFG.CO.HARTFORD. CONN.U.S.A.”
Barrel Length: 8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with red insert fixed to the top rib. The rear sight is a windage and elevation adjustable square notch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: This gun does not come with grips.
Type of Finish: Electroless Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. There is some stubborn fouling to the face of the cylinder.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some minor wear from operational issues. There is a faint dragline on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are sharp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition, though it lacks its grip.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and the cylinder locks up with acceptable play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Comes in a white styrofoam box. The bottom of the box is marked “TOP THIS”. The top of the box is marked with the Colt logo. This all comes in a wood grain cardboard box. The top of the box is marked with a Colt logo. The left flap has a brown sticker on it marked with the Colt logo, “CALIBER/22LR”, “BARREL LENGTH/8””, “FINISH/EN”, “TROOPER MK III”, “MODEL J4582P S/N: Y24960”. The box and insert are old and weathered. The insert has scratches, discoloration, and chips in it, and the cardboard sleeve is loose and is torn in places. It also comes with a Colt instruction manual, a companion guide, a list of authorized repair stations, and a letter of ownership. There is also a card reading “SKU USED TROOP/TURNER’S OUTDOORSMAN/USED/COLT/MFG./TROOPER/MODEL/22LR/CAL.GA./SKO999055” and “RELESE 6-5-96” on the side.
Our Assessment: Apart from the missing grips this is a revolver in great serviceable condition with little use and in a desirable and durable finish. Solid mechanics, sweet trigger, and long barrel should make this a fun gun at the range and definitely a classic showstopper. We bet your friends don’t have one!