VISIT

Plan an in-person visit

SUPPORT

The Center needs you

SHOP

Browse our online store

Add to Exhibit
Remove
Love this Object

Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT, U.S.A. 7
Descriptions
blade 128 groove in topstrap 2 barrel 187 stock 186 open 55 grips 19 ivory 120 trigger 354 round 182 rear 6 bird's head shape 2 sight 6 plain 345 front 21 sights 95
Names
firearm 4093
Use
revolver 180 metallic cartridge 2
Date:
1877
Dimensions:
L: 8.25 in, Barrel length: 2.875 x 3.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of the Olin Corporation, WInchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver. Mfr. 1877 to 1909 (1912 also listed); 166,849 made. Six-shot. Model made in Cab. .38 Colt (the Lightning) and .41 Colt (the Thunderer). The Lightning was Colt's first double action revolver. Most had checkered hard rubber grips; early production had checkered rosewood grips. Barrel and frame similar to the Colt Single Action Army. See #W1793. Mechanism was rather intricate. This specimen full nickel plated. Made without ejector. See #'s P2375 & W1803. Many used in the West.
Remarks:
no written record for this object
Caliber/Gauge:
.38
Serial Number:
1023
Accession Number:
1988.8.464

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

Virtual Exhibits

June 2014 - New Items
June 2014 - New Items - Curated by Seth Johnson


Know something we don't? Have an interesting question? Leave it here in our new & improved Comment Section and we will get back to you.

Questions and Comments

Loading comments...