New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Colt Trooper III
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Colt Trooper III

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/07/2011 at 23:33
bigdrill777 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: August/07/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 3
Does any one know of a good gunsmith for colt revolvers? I have a Trooper 3 that has some excessive play in the cylinder to barrle alignement area. This is causing bystanders to be in danger of lead splatter from the excessive play. I was told that it need a new  rod for the cylinder and this was a common occurance for this revolver. HELP on this would be welcome.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/08/2011 at 07:27
silver View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master


Joined: November/04/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 2291
Send it to Colt.  Most of the Colt double action gunsmiths have died off.  They are a lot more complicated than S&W.  The factory is your best bet on both smiths and parts.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/08/2011 at 15:41
HuntMaster View Drop Down
Optics Professional
Optics Professional
Avatar

Joined: March/19/2007
Location: St Stephens,Al.
Status: Offline
Points: 991
Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

Send it to Colt.  Most of the Colt double action gunsmiths have died off.  They are a lot more complicated than S&W.  The factory is your best bet on both smiths and parts.
 
+1 , they'll make it right. I have a pair of Trooper III's. Excellent revolvers, well worth holding on to.


Edited by HuntMaster - August/08/2011 at 15:43
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/08/2011 at 16:25
Urimaginaryfrnd View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Resident Redneck

Joined: June/20/2005
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 13882
Right -- Send it to Colt take it to an FFL dealer ask them to ship it to Colt for you.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/08/2011 at 16:49
Kickboxer View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Moderator

Joined: February/13/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 18345
I agree... get with Colt.

I used to have a Trooper III In stainless.  I also had a 45 Long Colt with 10in barrel nickel, a 7.5 inch,  and a stainless 6 inch Python.  I wish I had them all back...
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/08/2011 at 18:54
3_tens View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: January/08/2007
Location: Oklahoma
Status: Offline
Points: 7182
It was my understanding that Colt was not providing any service (warranty or repairs) to the Double Action revolvers after 1985. There is one place still doing repairs on the Colts that I know of. I have a friend that sent one in and was happy with the work. I kept the name because I have several troopers.
 Heffron Firearm Classics
phone: (641) 330-9560 or email: heffronfirearmclassics@live.com


Edited by 3_tens - August/08/2011 at 19:07
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/09/2011 at 00:49
bigdrill777 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: August/07/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 3
Thanks,
I have heard others say good things about Heffron also. I will contact them.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/09/2011 at 01:21
bigdrill777 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: August/07/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 3
Thanks for the info,
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/07/2011 at 22:32
skeeeter View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: November/19/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 72
Colt is doing revolver work at $55 per hour when I sent my Python back to them last year. They will charge $30 for return shipping and it can be sent to your home address, signature required, unless you live in some anti-gun state.
I would only trust Colt for the Python and they would be my first choice for the Trooker MK III. The Trooper MK III is a very strong revolver, more so than the Python. I estimate that I put over 5000 handload through my MKIII and it is still tight and timed.
I think I would use the USPS through a FFL than use Fed EX directly who charged me $79 to send it to Colt.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/08/2011 at 21:45
3_tens View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: January/08/2007
Location: Oklahoma
Status: Offline
Points: 7182
Good to know that they have decided to continue doing repairs.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Colt Trooper III"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
The Colt Peacemaker 1873 in .45 Colt gulf1263 Firearms 3
Shaky Image : Olympus trooper 10x50 shobhitmalhotra178 Binoculars 4
Eliminator® III LaserScope® 3-12x44mm bgraber Tactical Scopes 2
Colt Chapter 11 tahqua Firearms 6
Leupold Vari-X3 III 2.5 - 8 x36 cjsudhop Rifle Scopes 11
Colt Light rifle threat/mounts crobertson Rifle Scopes 6
Million Dollar Colt - article by D-Bag Bruce Felps Chris Farris Firearms 8
Cool Colt we have on GunBroker right now Chris Farris Firearms 28
Sako L57 308 action Colt SVT_Tactical Firearms For Sale 1
Colt Custom Shop Single Action Army Revolver SAA Skylar McMahon SWFA's Auctions 12


This page was generated in 0.375 seconds.