Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Lightning Model 1877

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Lightning Model 1877

Date

1882

Object Number

XII.5916

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Hertfordshire Police, no.63.

Physical Description

Blued over all and fitted with a one piece chequered rosewood grip. A long chequred cylinder pin is fitted. Engraved on the side of the barrel is COLT D.A. 38

Dimensions

BarrelLength90 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 3746

Calibre

.38 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with London proof marks

Associations

Places USA

Notes

Produced between 1877 and 1909, by which time 166,849 had been produced.