Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Lightning Model 1877

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Lightning Model 1877

Date

1878

Object Number

XII.3705

Provenance

Old Tower stores

Physical Description

Blued overall and fitted with a one piece chequred rosewood grip. The barrel is fitted with an ejector and is engraved on the left side : COLT'S D.A. 38, on the top is stamped COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. / DEPOT 14. PALL MALL LONDON

Dimensions

BarrelLength114 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 6960

Calibre

.38 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with london proofs

Associations

Places America

Notes

Only about 1,500 of this model carried the london address. It was in production from 1877 to 1909 by which time 166,849 had been made.