Colt Trooper Target Model Manufactured in 1969

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Description: FS: This is a Colt Trooper Target model in 357 Magnum caliber. The target models had hand-filling Walnut grips, larger and wider target hammers, and adjustable iron sights. This one was manufactured in 1969 and is in 99% condition with a perfect blue finish, 6" barrel, and perfect hand grips showing no signs of use. This is about the "newest" 52-year-old handgun you will find anywhere. Troopers made from 1953 - 1969 received more hand fitting than 1970+ Troopers.


The original Trooper was a heavy-barreled version of the Officers Model Match and was based on Colt's medium I frame. It was offered in .22 Long Rifle and .38 Special chamberings. Manufactured with fine carbon steel, it was available in both blued and nickel-plated finishes. Early blued Troopers boasted a two-tone color scheme with dull Colt Royal Blue on the flat surfaces and a black bead blasted texture on the edges and cylinder flutes. Both Target and Service versions of the Trooper were available, the Target models sporting hand-filling Walnut grips, larger and wider target hammers, and adjustable iron sights. Service versions featured smaller more basic hammers and stocks, and fixed sights. Barrel lengths available included four-inch in .22 caliber and four and six-inch in .38 Special; the .22 was intended as a ‘practice’ weapon. All the Troopers from this series had hammer-mounted firing pins. The Trooper was targeted at the entry-level and Law enforcement service-level segment of the firearms market while the highly polished and expensive 357 model revolver was intended to be their premium offering. Both models shared the same forged and labor-intensive hand-fitted internal lockwork. After the introduction of the more expensive Python in 1955, Colt discontinued the basic .38 Special Trooper in 1961, and to did away with the .357 moniker, so they renamed it Trooper. The new offering retained the .357 magnum chambering and frame-mounted firing pin, but kept the entry-level revolver's more subdued finish. The Trooper continued to be offered in .22 Long rifle, and like all .357 Magnums, offered the capability of firing .38 Special ammunition as well.

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: COLT
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Location: SC

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Item #: 901547214
SKU: Trooper
Stock No.: 81346
Seller Since: Feb. 2015
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City: Lexington
State: SC

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