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Lot 2392: Inscribed Antique Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Revolver

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Inscribed Antique Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Inscribed Antique Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with Accessories

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877 Lightning
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 LC
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: plastic
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
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.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured 1887. Inscribed in large font "J.B.M. TO J.W.H."; initials for James "Killin' Jim" B. Miller and Miller's cousin John Wesley Hardin. Included Howard pocket watch is inscribed "J.W. HARDIN/FROM/J.B. MILLER" and "APRIL/7th/1895." This set is a recreation of a similar marked Lightning (#84304) and Elgin watch that were part of Hardin's estate. With lightly tooled holster and shadow box containing copies of photographs related to Miller and Hardin. Hardin provided legal services on Miller's behalf during a murder trial. With Hardin's help, Miller was acquitted for the killing of Sheriff G.A. Frazer, but was later lynched in 1909 for killing a rancher.

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