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Lot 73: Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Desirable Antique Etched Panel Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Desirable Antique Etched Panel Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877 Lightning
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 LC
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 76
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1879. The sought after 3 1/2 inch ejectorless barrel features the etched caliber panel on the left side and the stamped two-line Hartford address on top. The frame has the standard three-line patent dates. Matching serial numbers on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Provenance: The John Fox Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% original nickel plating with flaking on the balance and a patch of pitting at the muzzle. The etched panel is clear. The grips are also very fine with some minor handling marks and highly attractive fiery colors. Mechanically excellent. A highly sought after etched panel Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning revolver.



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