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Revolver - Colt Lightning, 1883 Object Reg. No: ST 025473

Colt 1877 Double Action Lightning centrefire revolver, cal. .38 in., rifled round barrel 114 m (4 1/2 inch) long with right hand side rod ejector.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Serial number 37032, 1883.
Strong original blueing on barrel with minor corrosion on left hand side at muzzle. Six chambered long fluted cylinder, locking notches on rear cylinder face rather than outer surface, solid steel frame, steel rounded trigger guard with good original blueing, steel back strap, black two-piece finely chequered hard-rubber grips with rampant Colt logo in oval embossed on both sides. Blade front sight, loading gate on R.H. side. Light corrosion on hammer. Three-line Colt address stamped on barrel.

British proofmarks stamped on cylinder and under barrel at cylinder end.

Blued finished appears original and is in excellent condition.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Graham, 1962
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 12.60 cm (Height), 3.20 cm (Width), 22.80 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length 11.40cm (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, Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel: COLT'S PT. F. ARMS 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. -
Triggerguard: 37032; Frame: 37032; Butt: 37032; loading gate stamped 757.
Model Name/Number: 1877 Double Action (DA) Lightning
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1883

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