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Old 05-23-2020, 10:21 AM
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We stopped by the LGS a couple of days ago. It was the first time I could get to the handgun counter without having to stand in line. I saw this 1966 Colt Trooper, in 38 Special, with the box, some of the papers, etc. I looked it over and was sorely tempted, but had them put it back.

Then my wife came along and ordered me to put it on layaway. "I'm not going to listen to you whine about how you should have bought that gun."





It is clean. Inside the box is a target with five 38 wadcutter holes that I could cover with my thumb. On the target is written, 30 ft, 12/27/1966. I can't prove it of course, but I think that may have been the last time it was fired. I'm not sure if I'll shoot it when I get it out of hock. I'm not one who has to shoot a gun to enjoy it.

I've seen Troopers in 357 before, and I knew they had been made in 38, but I don't think I've ever seen one.
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:51 AM
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You have selected a fine revolver. Your wife sounds quite understanding.

Congratulations on a fine wife and a fine revolver!
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That's a great find CB. For the first few years the Troopers were .38 Special due to the Model 3-5-7 being Colt's premium offering. When Colt did away with the 3-5-7 Model, the Trooper was then chambered for the .357 Magnum. Here's my first year (1954) .38 Special Trooper.
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Nice Colt. I blame the better half here also but she just says I merely bought her a new firearm. I am glad and know I am lucky that I married a gal who likes guns as much as me if not more than me.
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Congratulations. That is a very nice story. My wife has bought the vast majority of the guns that I have, which makes them special to me.
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That is a very nice gun. It's just me, but I would not be able to put it away without shooting a few pieces of defenseless paper! But then, I don't own that many guns, so they're all shooters. But, after thinking about it, keeping a 54 year old gun looking brand new, maybe not.
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I am constantly being told that modern times require us to be sympathetic to "diversity".
To me that simply means ya got to have some Colt's also.
So you get a great lookin gun plus your a modern diverse kind of guy.
Win ,win.
P.S. whining about could of should of never works around here,,,, your a lucky man.
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I am constantly being told that modern times require us to be sympathetic to "diversity".
To me that simply means ya got to have some Colt's also.
So you get a great lookin gun plus your a modern diverse kind of guy.
Win ,win.
P.S. whining about could of should of never works around here,,,, your a lucky man.
I've been bitten by the "Prancing Pony" bug lately. I've pretty much avoided it all these years, but that darn new Python did it.

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What a nice old Trooper! With the box and target no less! I had a 6" Trooper from the same era years ago, and now a 4" 3 5 7 model. Interesting old guns IMHO.
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Nice Colt. ... I am lucky that I married a gal who likes guns as much as me if not more than me.
I hope that you are trying to say that your wife like guns more than you like guns, NOT that you wife likes guns more than she likes you.

It is unclear.
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I've been bitten by the "Prancing Pony" bug lately.
The logo is the RAMPANT COLT.

The Rampant Colt is not light in the loafers, as might be a Prancing Pony.
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The logo is the RAMPANT COLT.

The Rampant Colt is not light in the loafers, as might be a Prancing Pony.
Sorry. It (and the Ferrari horse) has been a "Prancing Pony" as long as I've been around.
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I'm surprised that I've not seen any inquiries regarding any single sisters your wife might have.
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I found this 38 special Trooper. Not as nice as yours !
Mine is 1956 vintage.
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I hope that you are trying to say that your wife like guns more than you like guns, NOT that you wife likes guns more than she likes you.

It is unclear.
We could argue that all day in 8th grade English class! I didn't catch that statement like you did! But, at this stage of the game, for ME anyways, it really wouldn't matter, as long as I get to buy a gun once in a while! Good catch! To OP, great catch also! (On wife, 1st, and revolver 2nd! Had to be clear!)
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She has one.

And an unmarried daughter.
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See page two.
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She has one.

And an unmarried daughter.
Now you know, fellas!

I'm spoken for with a wife who thinks "Shoe collection? Gun collection? Seems fair" so I'm set.
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That Colt fever has had me for a time now....hard to find a cure! my wife may be looking for one...might be a new 4.25 Python will do the trick
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Nice gun. Didn't realize they were initially in .38. I had the .357 version, with a 4" barrel that had a loud rapport. Bought it from an old timer who had two at a gun show; only had enough cash on me at the time for one, at the princely sum of $550.00.
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