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Lot 4378: Two Etched Panel Colt Model 1877 Lightning Revolvers

Auction Date: October 8, 2021

Two Antique Etched Panel Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

A) Colt Model 1877 Lightning Revolver with Pearl Grips and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 LC
Barrel: 6 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 382
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Factory letter confirms 6" barrel in .38 caliber and blue finish (type of stocks not listed). Shipped on Sept. 5, 1881 to Hartley & Graham, New York City.

B) Wells Fargo Co. Marked Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 LC
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 382
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured 1884. Wells Fargo marked barrel ("W.F.C. EX. 110") and brass trigger guard tag marked "S.P.CO."

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