Colt M1877 "Thunderer", .41 LC
The M1877 was Colt's first attempt at a double-action cartridge revolver and it is to this day one of the most popular Colts among collectors. There are three variants of this model, the .32 "Rainmaker", the .38 "Lightning", and the .41 "Thunderer". Only the "Thunderer", in serial numbers below 107,000 is classified as antique in Canada. This specimen dates from 1887, and is in very good to fine condition, its action is crisp and accurate. The bore is shiny, with moderate erosion along its length and good rifling. The barrel, cylinder, trigger guard and back strap were originally blued and retain about 20% of finish. The frame was case-hardened and still shows some rainbow hues in protected areas. 3 1/2 inch barrel, clear markings. The grips show moderate wear on the high spots, but there are no cracks and no missing chips. There are four marks on the back which look like "Kill Notches" but this is impossible to substantiate. SN#59770, rated fine overall.

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