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Lot 301: Metropolitan Police Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Revolver

Scarce Metropolitan Police Department D.C. Inscribed Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with Holster

Auction Date: February 14, 2023

Lot 301: Metropolitan Police Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Revolver

Scarce Metropolitan Police Department D.C. Inscribed Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with Holster

Auction Date: February 14, 2023

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Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600

Scarce Metropolitan Police Department D.C. Inscribed Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with Holster

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877 Lightning
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 LC
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
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Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured 1879, back strap inscribed "Metropolitan Police Dept D.C." Likely part of the August 13, 1877 shipment of just over 250 Model 1877s delivered to J.P. Moore's & Sons of New York City for Chief of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Major Thomas P. Morgan. No factory letter to confirm. It has been theorized that factory engraver Cuno Helfricht inscribed the revolvers with the police department marking. Includes an Audley leather holster. Provenance: The Gary Burghoff Collection

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