Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Lightning Model 1877

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Lightning Model 1877

Date

1881

Object Number

XII.3706

Provenance

Transferred from TSD Weedon, 16 March 1961. Forming part of collection of obsolete and surrendered weapons available for disposal. Authority for transfer 57/SA/3354 Ord 8B dated 13 Mar 1961

Physical Description

Blued overall and fitted with a one piece chequered rosewood grip. This grip has been drilled to fit what would appear to be a shoulder stock. An ejector rod is fitted to the barrel. Engraved on the side of the barrel is: COLT D.A. 38. and on the top with COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. / DEPOT 14. PALL MALL LONDON

Dimensions

BarrelLength114mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 29719

Calibre

.38 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with London proof marks

Associations

Places USA

Notes

About 1,500 of the lightning models had a Pall Mall address. The model was in productoion from 1877 to 1909 by which time 166,849 had been produced.