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Revolver - Colt Lightning, 1881 Object Reg. No: ST 024313

Summary:
Colt 1877 Double Action Lightning centrefire revolver, cal. .38 in., rifled round barrel 113 mm (4 1/2 inch) long with right hand side rod ejector.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Serial number 21094, 1881.

Used at the Australian Army's School of Infantry, Seymour, Victoria.
Description:
Original ejector rod replaced by crudely adapted steel rod. Six chambered long fluted cylinder, locking notches on rear cylinder face rather than outer surface, solid steel frame, steel rounded trigger guard, steel back strap, black two-piece finely chequered hard-rubber grips with rampant Colt logo in oval embossed on both sides. Half of left hand grip missing. Blade front sight, loading gate on right hand side missing. Two-line Colt address stamped on barrel. British proofmarks stamped on cylinder and under barrel at cylinder end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Australian Army, 1957
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 12.70 cm (Height), 3.20 cm (Width), 23.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length 11.30cm (4 1/2 in)

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Tagged with: revolvers american
Themes this item is part of: Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel: COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A./ DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON
Stamped on cylinder with British proof marks
Stamped on barrel with British proof marks
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: PAT. SEPT 19, 1871./ PAT. SEPT 15, "74/ PAT. JAN. 19, "75
Stamped on L.H. triggerguard triangle: 38 CAL

Serial No. -
Frame: 21094; Butt: 21094;
Model Name/Number: 1877 Double Action (DA) Lightning
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1881
User: School of Infantry, Australian Army, Seymour, Victoria, Australia, 1930s-1950s

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