Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Phoenix Project: The Resurrection of a Colt Trooper MK III: part 5

Final Assembly

If you missed the series of posts on this project, here are the links:

Before finishing this project we (the owner & myself) decided that this gun was going to need a better rear sight. I found this one on ebay for $33

Here is the gun after bluing the parts
And after I assembled all the new and refinished parts, I still need to blue the front sight and the recoil shield pin, but it is otherwise complete

Before and after

Costs of Repair:
  • used Colt MkV vent rib 6" barrel: $40
  • used Colt cylinder: $40
  • NOS parts including hammer, trigger, side plate, parts and screws: $80
  • used Colt rear sight: $33
Total, not including refinishing supplies (sand paper, bluing chemicals etc..): $193 


  1. Hey Tincat, looks great. Did you get a chance to take it to a range and shoot it? How's the accuracy?

  2. When Jimmy Stewart assumed the persona of Senator Jefferson Smith, and went to Washington, he at one juncture related that a forthright fellow should fight harder for the lost causes than for any other. You've done well by that credo.