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Lot 3275: Colt Etched Panel Model 1877 Lightning Ejectorless Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Exceptional Early Production Colt Etched Panel Model 1877 Lightning Ejectorless Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Exceptional Early Production Colt Etched Panel Model 1877 Lightning Ejectorless Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 LC
Barrel: 4 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 155
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1878 as an ejectorless variation with a 4 1/2 inch barrel. The barrel has the sought after acid etched "COLT D.A. 38" panel on the left side. The top of the barrel has the two-line Hartford address. The left side of the frame has the three-line patent dates marking. "38 CAL" is marked on the left side of the trigger guard. Matching serial numbers on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 90% plus original nickel finish with wear blending nicely with the original finish. The hammer, trigger, screws, and cylinder pin retain 60% original niter blue finish. The grips are very fine with high spot wear and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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