Colt M1877 "Thunderer", .41 LC, "Shopkeeper's" Model, Ivory Grips
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 a short-barreled "Shopkeeper's" model, with beautiful ivory grips. The serial number puts its manufacture in 1888. The nickel plating is 90% intact, with a little peeling on the cylinder and a few scuffs on the left side where the patent dates are. Excellent etched panel, sharp markings, all matching serial numbers on the barrel, frame and trigger guard, nice blue on the screw heads and in protected places on the trigger and hammer. The action is crisp and accurate, the lock-up is tight both in single and double action. The bore shows strong rifling, and is mostly bright, with a few dark patches and small spots of pitting. The ivory grips are excellent, without cracks or missing chips. 2 1/2 inch barrel, SN 69003, rated excellent overall.
$2,100


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