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Old 08-15-2019, 12:23 AM
Jcordell Jcordell is offline
Formerly "Checkman"
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Idaho
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I have longed for a Colt 3-5-7 revolver (.357 Magnum) for many years. Colt only made about 15,000 of this particualr model from 53 - 61 and then Colt just added the 357 caliber to the Trooper. I won this 3-5-7 at an estate auction a few days ago. My winning bid was $390 and after I paid the sales tax and auction fee it rounded out to $450. No complaint considering that I would pay between $800-$1,000 for the same specimen in a gun shop. I used to own an early 1960's Trooper in .38 Special and was content with it for awhile, but what I've wanted for many years is a genuine Colt 3-5-7 with the six inch barrel. It appeals to my sense of aesthetic. It took a few years but the search is over. The serial number is in the low 2000 range and the Colt Proof House shows it as a first year gun. The bore is very clean and mechanically it's excellent. Unfortunately the wood target grips didn't come with it, but you can't get everything. I'm very pleased though.

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