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Lot 440: Two Sheriff's Model Colt 1877 Thunderer Double Action Revolvers

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Collector's Lot of Two Sheriff's Model Colt 1877 Thunderer Double Action Revolvers with Factory Letters

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000

A) Antique Kittredge Shipped Etched Panel Colt Model 1877 Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 41 Colt
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 692
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The factory letter lists the revolver in .41 caliber with a 3 1/2 inch barrel, nickel finish, and rubber grips (since replaced) in a shipment of 26 guns of this type sent to B. Kittredge & Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 14, 1880.

B) Utah Shipped Colt Model 1877 Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 41 Colt
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 692
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

Description:

The factory letter lists this revolver in .41 caliber with a 2 1/2 inch barrel and blue finish when shipped to Strevell Paterson Hardware Co. in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 8, 1908.

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