These revolvers were made both with and without an ejector and in barrel lengths that ranged from 2 to 7 inches. There are a few minor stress fractures on the right side. Thats just my guess, I am by no means an expert. Barrel has the post-circa-1889 caliber marking which is stamped instead of etched onto the left side of the barrel. Description In 1877 Colt introduced their first double-action revolver.Next
These revolvers were somewhat fragile in their construction, and are known to break internal parts easily. Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Publications. Pay careful attention to the relationship of the parts you are about to disassemble. The hammer should still rest in the half-cocked position and the loading gate should still be open. If you have any questions regarding this item, you should contact the Seller before bidding.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep with very slight wear. Always check first to make sure this weapon is unloaded by opening the loading gate 13 and pulling the hammer 29 slowly to the rear until you hear two audible clicks. By reaming the holes we are also making the worn holes round again. I don't believe it to be original. The Thunderer - as per this record - was distinguished from the Lightning by being produced in the larger. Depress the cylinder-pin lock screw 10 to actuate the cross bolt which passes through the frame to unlock the cylinder pin, then pull the cylinder pin 7 straight out the front of the frame. I don't know if I've ever seen a Thunderer or Lightning with a squareback gripframe.Next
There is light erosion throughout the bore with spots of moderate erosion near the muzzle. While youre checking this area, test the cylinder for any wobble side-to-side looseness. Under the frame in the right-side frame rail you will find the gate-catch screw 16. The loading gate 13 is removed by pulling it out toward the front of the frame. There is light to moderate erosion scattered throughout the bore. Please be specific about shipping requirements, insurance, etc.Next
This does not affect the function of the revolver, but you may wish to swap them back for aesthetic reasons. People will leave these wrapped in fabric or in a case that will get wet. The backstrap 41 can then be lifted off the frame to the rear. The standard finishes were , with a case-colored frame or nickel plating. Lost motion or unintended movement of the cylinder on its axis the cylinders axis is the base pin allows the cylinders ratchet teeth to move forward, away from the hand. Bore Condition: The bore is gray with moderate wear in the rifling. The models were introduced in 1877 and production continued until c.Next
The M1877 was offered from the factory in two basic finishes: nickel-plated or a case-hardened frame with a blue barrel and cylinder. Colt made almost 167,000 Model 1877 revolvers from 1877 through 1909. Hi Terry, I think you may have sent me an email yesterday or today, but I have accidentally erased it. The grips are very good without chips or damage. This particular one is in very fine condition with 85% original nickel, excellent tight action, clean bore with sharp rifling, properly indexing cylinder and fine ivory grips. The M1877's early double-action mechanism proved to be both intricate and delicate, and thus prone to breakage. The markings that still remain are clear but thin in spots.Next
Finish Originality: The finish is not original. Type of Finish: The revolver is nickel plated. I have concidered buying one myself and am not put off by 41 cal being I know ammo is available. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. The trigger guard also shows thinning on its edges and handling marks on its sides below the frame. You may be required to seek cultural clearances from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families, individuals or organisations before you reproduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material.Next
You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. The cylinder stop 38 can now be pulled from its seat and taken out the bottom of the frame. It was an impulse buy, and I really don't want to keep it. Our only goal is to make sure your are happy with your purchase. I wish I could direct you to such a place, but again I am not that connected to this type of collectable.Next