Colt M1877 "Thunderer" Sheriff's Model, .41LC
In 1877 Colt introduced their first double-action revolver. It came in three different calibers, .32, .38 and .41 Long Colt. The smallest was called "Rainmaker", the .38 "Lightning" and the .41 "Thunderer". The 1877 was manufactured from 1877 to 1909, with a run of over 166,000 units however only the .41 caliber with serial numbers below 107,000 is considered antique in Canada.
The specimen displayed here is the 4 1/2 inch barrel "Sheriff's" model. It is in very fine condition with about 80% nickel on the barrel and frame, and about 10% on the cylinder. The grips are free of cracks or missing chips, they are moderately worn on the high spots, with a few scrapes and scratches on the left side. The left scale is also a little sun-bleached. The action is crisp and accurate in both single and double action. Matching numbers on the frame, trigger guard and bottom of grip. SN# 100290. Rated fine overall.

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