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    A Really nice 1877 “Thunderer”.

    1902 Vintage.
    This piece was sent for me to evaluate and ensure it’s timing.
    Great on both accounts minus the homemade longer grips. But the spacer on the grips is genuine Ivory!
    Someone cared for this piece for sure.
    Great CC and blue remaining.
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    Wow, it does have great finish and the grip mod is pretty neat.
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    Very nice!
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    Nice old pistol....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeverActionBill View Post
    1902 Vintage.
    This piece was sent for me to evaluate and ensure it’s timing.
    Great on both accounts minus the homemade longer grips. But the spacer on the grips is genuine Ivory!
    Someone cared for this piece for sure.
    Great CC and blue remaining.
    Ever had that feeling "Something is wrong with this picture"? Is that a pre-1890 gun that has been factory refinished? Check the right side of the trigger guard for star or &. I also see some very late issue rework parts on this gun.
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    That’s my thought too V1SW.
    Its a 130466 s/n.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeverActionBill View Post
    That’s my thought too V1SW.
    Its a 130466 s/n.
    So it is not a real late production, like in the 166xxx range. The hammer has stamped knurling, which was only used on reworked guns. There is no rampant Colt, and I am sure you noticed that oversight. Usually Colt would apply whatever rampant Colt was being used at the time of rework, but here it looks like they forgot. Your bore size may be 0.357" on that barrel, not 0.375".

    An interesting gun, in any case.
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    Was that gun sent to Wyoming from Colt?

    Somebody set it up for use as they liked- pretty cool.

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    V1SW:
    interesting and thank you for chiming-in!!!
    I appreciate your knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by victorio1sw View Post
    So it is not a real late production, like in the 166xxx range. The hammer has stamped knurling, which was only used on reworked guns. There is no rampant Colt, and I am sure you noticed that oversight. Usually Colt would apply whatever rampant Colt was being used at the time of rework, but here it looks like they forgot. Your bore size may be 0.357" on that barrel, not 0.375".

    An interesting gun, in any case.
    I see the rampant Colt just forward of that first pin - it's somewhat weak for sure. It seems to have been set up/reworked/who knows for a purpose, which to me, makes it more interesting than a "show pony".

    I agree fully - very interesting gun and I bet it would be a blast to shoot!
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