Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 331: Colt 1877 Revolver 32 Colt

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Scarce Cased Colt Model 1877 .32 Colt Caliber "Rainmaker" Double Action Sheriff's Model Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,500

Scarce Cased Colt Model 1877 .32 Colt Caliber "Rainmaker" Double Action Sheriff's Model Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 Colt
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: hard rubber
Item Views: 4449
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 122
Class: Antique

This rare .32 caliber Colt Model 1877 revolver was manufactured in 1890. Only 200 .32 Rainmakers were produced during the entire production of 166,849 Model 1877 revolvers making them incredibly scarce and valuable. This example is marked with the two line Hartford address on the top of the barrel and "COLT D.A. 32" on the left side. The frame is marked with the three line patent information on the left. The matching serial number is marked on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. "8" and "94" are on the rear cylinder face. The assembly number "174" is on the loading gate. It is equipped with a round blade front sight, frame groove rear sight, no ejector, and a pair of checkered Rampant Colt grips. The revolver comes in a fitted hardwood case with navy blue lined interior. The case has a 13 round cartridge block, compartment with a "TAYLOR" marked key, oiler, screw driver, and cleaning rod.

Rating Definition:

Good. The revolver retains traces of the original blue finish primarily on the top of the barrel. The balance has gray and brown patina along with some mild oxidation and slight pitting. The grips are very good with partially smoothed checkering, some scratches, and a chip on the bottom of the left panel. The action is fine, and the markings are crisp. The case is very good with a few minor scratches on the exterior and some minor pressure marks and stains on the interior. The accessories are fine. This is a scarce example of the .32 caliber Colt Model 1877 Rainmaker Double Action Revolver. We have only had the pleasure of offering a select few of these over the years. These do not come available very often let alone with a case and accessories!

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