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My dad picked up a used Colt Trooper in .38 about 40 years ago and it became mine after his death. Just recently took it out to the range and fired it for probably the first time in 25 years. Performed great and very accurate. It is my understanding these were pretty standard police sidearms and I've got to assume there are a good number of tem out there. Does it have any particular value other than a nice old revolver that is shootable?
 

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They're not worth but about 50 bucks. I'll come take it off your hands.

Naw, seriously though, they run from $100 for poor, to $500 for excellent, and add 10% for a 357 Mag. They were made between 1953 and 1969. This according to my 2009 book.
 

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Love to see a photo (or two).
 

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About 15 years ago, I had made a deal with a guy from Forest to get a 357 for 275. We were going to meet the next day at his work, the Clarion Liar before work. He wouldn't answer his phone and when I finally got ahold of him, he said he it was sold it the night before to a guy out there. Pissed me off that he wouldn't even let me know and left me hanging.
Anyway, just to give you an idea of what they are worth. One in good condition should be worth 500 now, a little less for a 38 going by inflation from my non-buy. Look at gunbroker, get an idea of what they're selling for.
 

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The older Colt revolvers are slick but they do get out of time easier than a S&W. It is easy to retime a Colt. A bit of peening on the hand is all it takes.

Doug
 
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