Need help ID ing this Colt Revolver

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  1. tfs2403

    tfs2403 New Member

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    I am trying to help a friend ID his revolver. Colt medium to large frame, dark blued (about 75%) 4 inch barrel, target sights (adj. rear) six shot cylinder target grips with thumb platform appear to be walnut? three digit serial number , a "M" stamped under ejector rod on barrel. Flat top strap and flat muzzle. Action is awesome, rampant colt on left side near cylinder release.
    Stamped on barrel left side is Colt 357 under that is 357magnum ctg. Right side barrel is colt mfg hartford ct. It is kind of a blocky looking thing but interesting revolver.
    Any help is very much appreciated. THanks

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  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Pictures are always a great help.
  3. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Minn-eeee-sota, ya, sure, you bet!
    Looks like a Colt Trooper with aftermarket grips.....or a Colt .357 Magnum (which was just a Deluxe version of the Trooper).
  4. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Active Member

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    The first double-action .357 magnum produced by Colt just after WWII was called the Colt .357. This is what you have. It's an I-frame gun like the Python. The stocks are definitely aftermarket; which is too bad as the original wood stocks are selling for $150+ a pair.

    These guns were not made in any great number. A Colt collector would likely be interested.
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