Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 126: Sheriff's Model Colt Model 1877 Thunderer Double Action Revolver

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Very Fine Acid Etched Panel Sheriff's Model Colt Model 1877 Thunderer Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Very Fine Acid Etched Panel Sheriff's Model Colt Model 1877 Thunderer Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1877 Thunderer
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 41 Long Colt
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 148
Class: Antique
Description:

This Colt model 1877 D.A. ejectorless revolver has a rounded blade front sight, the two-line address, etched panel with "COLT D.A. 41" on the left side of the barrel, top strap groove rear sight, three-line patent marking on the frame, "41 CAL" on the trigger guard, matching serial numbers, and Rampant Colt embossed grips. The Model 1877 revolvers were the first Colt double actions and were designed by William Mason, one of the men responsible for the design of the Colt Single Action Army. The push-button cylinder pin release was later adopted for the Colt Single Action Army, and the Model 1877s were known to be popular in the West, including being carried by Granville Stuart for personal protection.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 98%of the original nickel remaining on the frame, barrel, and gripstraps. The cylinder has been professionally replated with nearly all remaining and some light pitting visible under the nickel. The grips are excellent and have lightly aged coloration, crisp checkering, and isolated spots of slight wear. Mechanically excellent.



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