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Old 03-22-2020, 11:09 AM
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Default Colt Lawman MKIII .357 2"

Recently picked this up in trade, Colt Lawman MKIII 2" BBL.
Absolutely near mint condition. Previous owner shot 6 rounds and put it away. Swears he bought in 1978 or so.
I don't see much serial number references on these guns so I can't verify actual age but looks like late 70's or even early 80's mfg.
Just sharing a beautiful revolver for you all to see!
Anybody else have one??
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:17 AM
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Great one to find. I love the snubbies.

Think you can date it on Colt's web site. They used to have a link to click on where you enter the s/n.
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:29 AM
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Love the Lawman. I have a 4 inch. My dad bought it new sometime in the mid seventies. Serial number 26###J.
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Go to proofhouse.com, and you can look up the model, s/n and dob.
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Great gun!!

I have a 4 one, but would love to find a snubby.

Take good care of those grips - apparently they are very hard to find.
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My Agency had one in inventory. IIRC it as a heavy hunk of iron. Too heavy for "Off Duty".
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:11 PM
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Sweet! Always thought they were a great looking revolver. Enjoy that beauty.
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:52 PM
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Have mine laying here on my desk. My first and so far, only Colt.
Former owner was an Iowa Highway Patrolman.
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Nice. I have a pair in nickel. Both snubs. 1976 and 1979.
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:14 PM
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No experience with them, only remember pictures from Shooters Bible, Guns Illustrated, etc. But I never realized the snubby had a shrouded ejector rod, a la Detective Special?
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Just remember, they're only weak point is dry firing.
I've got a 4-inch and really love the trigger break in double action.
Very accurate.
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I was also lucky to find a mint example. Heavy double action. I still like it.

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First fell in love with an earlier nickel snub Lawman with exposed ejector rod. Read that Colt personnel jokingly called it the "wax model", that it could blow the wax out of the shooter's ears. Did buy a blued shrouded ejector rod snub like OP's but never could find grips (Tyler-T was best I could do) or a decent holster for it. Traded it for a snub 66.

Finally came across a nickel Mark V Lawman snub. The OEM grip, which felt so good in the hand in the shop, made it brutal to shoot and I redamaged the web of my shooting hand. Adios muchacho. Doubt now if I would buy that grail gun at the top and have seen just 1 like it over the years.

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Old 03-26-2020, 01:44 PM
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‘Tis so hurtful to see these snubs - truly unobtainium for me given current situation and finances. I had an electroless nickel version many years ago but foolishly let it go. My only comfort, or comforter , is a 686 Plus snub which is not as purty, but likely a better handgun. Several snub 686’s have shown up lately on the local gun trader; this thread has now forced me to reach out and pick up the next one ... $650-ish versus $900+ for a Colt without the box.
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