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Old 04-15-2018, 03:49 AM
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Could not resist to buy this nice double action Colt model 1877. It is made in 1890. Caliber is .38 colt. There is a lot of blue left. No springs are broken. Fully functional. Do I have to tell you that I am happy with this revolver?
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:01 AM
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I have one in non working condition, and have discovered it is well beyond my ability to get it back in working order. Looks like a pocket watch in there!
You have a great looking revolver. Congratulations.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:20 AM
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That is an exceptional Lightning. Now, we'll be expecting you to shoot holes in playing cards like John Wesley Hardin used to do to give away, sell, or trade for free drinks. If cowboy shoots allowed double actions I bet there would be repros of this gun with a simpler, less, break prone action. In .38 and .41 Special.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:27 AM
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About more then 10 years ago. I did visit Phil Spangenberger. In his collection I have seen the vistcard of Wesley Hardin and a playcard shot by him.
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Very nice specimen. I have owned one for about 15 years now. Unfortunately, the lockwork is quite prone to problems and parts are extremely difficult to find, so I don't recommend actually using these old timers. Recommend you enjoy it for what it is, a fine example of an early Colt development.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:51 AM
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Very nice indeed. Great to hold a piece of history in your hand. Sounds like a great investment too. Thanks for sharing.
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Very nice specimen. I have owned one for about 15 years now. Unfortunately, the lockwork is quite prone to problems and parts are extremely difficult to find, so I don't recommend actually using these old timers. Recommend you enjoy it for what it is, a fine example of an early Colt development.
Agreed.

I love the old Colt revolvers but they really aren't good for "modern" plinking. Add in the fact the early DA Colt designs are weak with non-existent parts, and it makes them a tough sale. Even pre-war2 guns are iffy in the parts department.

Enjoy the "new" Colt, it looks like a great, all original surviving example.
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Years ago, Chuck Stapel brought Phil Spangenberger over to meet me at a shoot. Seemed pretty arrogant and insufferable. The opposite of Rick Hacker, who was quite pleasant to meet!

I had a Thunderer, a Lightning and an 1878 (and a 1902). The 1877s were smoother but the 1878s were much more robust! I LOVE the 41 (and 45) Colt caliber but the 38 Colt was pretty anemic. PM me if you want to buy some dies and brass-I think I might have some left.
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About Phil. I do have had a good time with him. Did some horse backriding and afterward dinner.
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Haven't seen one of those out for sale in over ten years. The antique Colt's got used really hard, so there is not much left of most of them. I do have an 1878 that will shoot. I know that because I load primers only in casings and fire them in the gun to check it out. I would never shoot a live round in the gun. . .not even one I reloaded with black powder. Too scary and risky. The old Colts from the 1870's and 1880's all just look to be saying, "Shoot me and I'll show you how to blow up into pieces".
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