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Old 05-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Dangerous problem with Trooper Mk III

A friend recently told me of a situation where his Trooper III discharged unintentionally after the hammer was cocked WITHOUT his finger touching the trigger. He's a reliable guy and I trust that this actually happened as described. Fortunately he was following the cardinal rule of gun safety and the bullet went into the ground. I'm very concerned as I have 3 Troopers and he bought his after my glowing reviews. Unfortunately he lives 2 states away so I can't look at the gun in person. It sounds as though either the projection at the top of the hammer has been altered or the safety connector is somehow not functioning. This in addition to an obvious problem with the hammer notch and/or sear--probably some previous owner making the mistake of filing through the case-hardening into the sintered steel in an effort to lighten the trigger pull.
I wanted to share this as it's something I didn't know could happen that could have disastrous results, and to get recommendations for a gunsmith, preferably in the Indiana area, who could help him solve the problem.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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Got you on the other forum.

The correct option in this case is to send the gun back to Colt for repair.
The still have the parts to repair the Mark III series.
Old 06-06-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
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I guess so, if you have the money to spend. It will run over $100, most likely, but selling an unsafe gun is a dishonorable move.
Old 06-07-2011, 06:04 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by speeddeumon View Post
I guess so, if you have the money to spend. It will run over $100, most likely, but selling an unsafe gun is a dishonorable move.
Meaning what? Don't fix an unsafe firearm and of course don't sell it.

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