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c1899 COLT Model 1877 “LIGHTNING” .38 Long Colt Double Action REVOLVER C&R Classic Double Action Revolver
c1899 COLT Model 1877 “Lightning” .38 Long Colt Double Action REVOLVER C&R
Classic Double Action Revolver
Here we present a C&R Colt 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver, made in 1899 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Model 1877 was Colt’s first venture into double action revolvers. It was quite successful, selling 166,849 from 1877 through 1909. Nonetheless, there was some hesitation to move away from the single action mechanism, which had so proven itself. Famous adopters of the Lightning were William “Billy the Kid” Bonney and John Wesley Hardin, along with “Doc” Holliday. Doc’s weapon of choice early in his western career was an 1851 Colt Navy revolver. Later, Doc carried a nickel-plated .41 caliber Colt Thunderer or the .38 caliber Colt Lightning.
This one wears the original finish/patina. The action needs some work. Namely, the cylinder stop may need replacement and is stuck in the locked position. The loading spring is a bit weak. There is a small crack in the left side of the frame. The bore is in good shape, reflective with good rifling. The rampant colt trademarked hard rubber grips are in good shape, showing wear and bearing the name “CARL” inside the left panel. There appears to be Carl’s surname inside the right panel that has been scratched out.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .38 Colt
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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