Colt M1877 "Thunderer", .41 LC, 4 1/2 inch "Sheriff's Model"
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 is the "Sheriff's Model" with a 4 1/2 inch barrel and the ejector mounted on the side of the barrel. It is in very fine condition, its action is crisp and accurate. The bore is shiny, with minor bumps along its length and good rifling. The barrel, trigger guard and grip strap are blued and retain 70% of the original finish. The frame is case-hardened and some of the colors are still vidible. Clear etched panel and markings. The grips show little wear and bleaching from the sun, and there are no cracks and no missing chips. The right grip is slightly more brown than the left, and the wear to the finish on the barrel is more pronounced at the left side of the muzzle suggesting that the gun was carried in an open holster for a long time. SN#89023, rated very fine overall.


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