Manufactured in 1881. Barrel is 3.5". Bore is good with fair rifling and corrosion in the grooves. The action works properly. The grips are mother of pearl with the right side being cracked and mended. Metal has areas of pitting with an old nickel plating that is beginning to flake. In spite of such a non-glowing description the revolver has good eye appeal and it works; which is a big bonus...
Colt 1877 Lightning & Thunderer
Lightning with 3 1/2" barrel commonly referred to as the storekeepers or sheriffs model. Bore has strong rifling with frosting. Action works properly. Screws are very good, no buggered heads. Grips are very good, no cracks. Metal has a patina color. Overall this is a good Lightning model.
Made in 1899. 41 caliber with a 4 ½” barrel. Approximately 25% of the original nickel remains. Grips are good showing normal handling wear. Ejector Rod is missing. Action holds full cock and locks up tight, but does not have half cock. Gun works fine in double action.
Colt 1877 Lightning Sheriff’s Model .38. Popular Sheriffs Model made in 1896. Approximately 70-80% original nickel finish. Markings are sharp and clear. Grips are not chipped or cracked. Action works perfectly. A desirable Sheriff’s Model!
Colt 1877 Thunderer .41 Colt caliber revolver. Made in 1897. Has a 4½” in .41 Colt caliber. Absolutely beautiful gun in excellent condition. Blue rates at approximately 97% original blue. The frame has bright case colors. Grips are excellent. Very fine Colt 1877 Thunderer!
Colt 1877 Lightning .38 caliber revolver. Made in 1905. Has a 4½” barrel in .38 caliber. This gun is in excellent condition with 97% original blue finish on cylinder, barrel, backstrap and trigger guard. Frame has excellent bright case colors. Grips are excellent. Action works perfectly. This is a top-notch example of a Colt Lightning.
Colt 1877 “Thunderer” Sheriff’s Model .41 caliber revolver. Made in 1878. Has a 3½” barrel in .41 caliber. This gun has been refinished long ago and remains mostly sharp. Grips are very good. This is a Sheriff’s model, which means it does not have an ejector or ejector housing. Action works well.
Colt 1877 Thunderer .41 Colt caliber revolver. Thunderer made in 1900. Metal has a brown patina. Action works. A nice example of an old west Thunderer.
New York Engraved Colt 1877 Lighting Sheriff’s Model .38 Colt caliber revolver. Made in 1883. Has a 3½” barrel in .38 Colt caliber. This gun is a Sheriff’s model, which means there is no ejector rod or housing. Comes with a factory letter which indicates it was shipped “soft” (ordered for the purpose of being engraved). What is interesting is the quality...
New York Engraved Colt 1877 “Thunderer” Sheriff’s Model .41 caliber revolver. Made in 1879. Has a 3½” barrel in .41 Colt caliber. This beautiful gun has been New York engraved. Many New York retailers would have Colts engraved by independent engravers instead of paying the premium for an ordered factory engraved gun. This gun has almost full coverage engraving....
Colt 1877 Lightning .38 caliber revolver. Manufactured 1909 caliber .38 Colt. Barrel length 2 ½”. Action works perfectly. Barrel has a perfect bore. Barrel and cylinder have 98-99% blue frame case colors have faded to an even light gray. Grips show some wear from light handling. No chips, no cracks. Note: This revolver, in our opinion has a replaced barrel and cylinder. This is...
Colt Lightning .38 caliber revolver. Manufactured in 1902. Barrel length 4 ½”. Bore is excellent. This excellent revolver has approximately 97-98% bright blue. Case colors are 95% and bright. The grips are beautiful Mellow Ivory. No chips, no cracks. Hard to improve upon this one!
Colt Lightning .38 caliber revolver. Made in 1899. Approximately 85% original nickel with flaking. Action works. Bore has strong rifling with minor pits. Good overall condition.
Scarce Colt 1877 Lighting Sheriff’s Model .38 caliber revolver. Made in 1888. 3½” barrel in .38 caliber with the etched panel caliber marking. Gun has excellent original blue on barrel and backstrap. Trigger guard still has about half of the original blue and it is flaking. Case colors are very good. Very fine example of a lightning sheriff’s model!
Colt 1877 Lightning Sherriff’s Model .38 caliber revolver. Made in 1890. Very fine gun with 85% of the original blue. Bright case colors on the frame. Barrel is 2½”. Grips are very good but show a little wear. Very nice example of a 2½” Sherriff’s Model Lightning.