The Colt Trooper Mark III is for all practical purposes the working man's Python. It features a serrated front sight pinned in place.
The rear sight is fully adjustable, and it should be more durable than similar designs since the rear notch moves back and forth inside a protective frame.
While adjustment for elevation is clockwise for down and counter-clockwise for up, the windage adjustment is reversed.
Another feature is the direction in which the cylinder rotates.
While other revolvers move counterclockwise, expecting a Colt to go bang requires the first round to be in the 11 o'clock position prior to cycling.
Also, to release the cylinder one pulls rather than pushes on the latch.
If your firearm serial number is not listed, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-962-COLT(2658) for more assistance.
Information provided here is approximate, if you wish to support your investment with the purchase of a complete history and Letter of Authenticity for your firearm, please contact Colt's Archive Department.
I just recently purchased a Colt Trooper MKIII in 357 magnum. I was wondering if anyone can tell me when it was made? By entering this site you declare you are 18 or older, you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.By Roger Eckstine The Colt Trooper was made from 1953 to 1969.The Trooper Mark III superceded the previous Trooper and had a redesigned lock mechanism.It was manufactured from 1969 to 1983 in blue and nickel finish with 4-, 6-, and 8-inch barrel lengths. We paid a published dealer price of 0; retail price is 0.Blue Book lists the gun's value as between 5 (95 percent), 5 (98 percent), and 5 (100 percent).