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Antique Colt Lightning Sheriff's Model Revolver

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Antique Colt Lightning Sheriff's Model Revolver
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Antique Colt Lightning Sheriff's Model Double-Action Revolver, with holster, #44700, .38 Colt CF cal., 2'' round barrel with blade front sight and no ejector, unmarked; long-fluted 6-shot round cylinder; solid frame has right-side loading gate and three-line 1871-74-75 patent dates at lower left; loop triggerguard is marked ''38 Cal'' at left-rear web, distinctive ''saw handle'' backstrap and two-piece checkered hard rubber ''bird's head'' grips with Rampant Colt logo. Mfg'd ca. 1883, perhaps in full nickel-plated finish. Condition is about good. Metal surfaces retain no original finish but have been cleaned with scattered pitting remaining, markings are legible. Grips have moderate wear to checkering and designs but no losses, and fit well. Barrel may have been shortened to this length, and front sight re-set, during the period of use. Action is smooth; bore is clean showing sharp rifling. Fitted russet leather ''Mexican Loop'' holster has retaining strap, sound stitching, and smooth finish. Est.: $300-$500. (Antique)