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    Sticky: My humble collection. Top left is an 1898 in...

    My humble collection. Top left is an 1898 in .38LC shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company, Chicago, IL; Middle is a 1880 in .38LC shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO; bottom left...
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    As long as it locks up, I wouldn't hesitate to...

    As long as it locks up, I wouldn't hesitate to fire it with black powder cartridges. Just know that you will have to completely disassemble the gun and clean it like you would any other black powder...
  3. What would keep the cylinder stop/bolt spring...

    What would keep the cylinder stop/bolt spring from turning on the sear. I would think that spring would interfere with the sear as well...
  4. These are awesome, thanks for sharing! I have...

    These are awesome, thanks for sharing! I have thought of doing something like this, but lacked the software and the know how.
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    The barrel looks to have been replaced. It...

    The barrel looks to have been replaced. It appears to be longer than 4 1/2".
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    I agree with RevoReno questioning the advice on...

    I agree with RevoReno questioning the advice on only firing the 1877 in double action. I believe this theory came about when there were not many replacement parts and most 1877' had worn out sears....
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    Thanks for the response, sorry for the delay in...

    Thanks for the response, sorry for the delay in my response. I have looked at Lodgewood Mfg for nipples as well, as I have purchase several of the replacement parts for this revolver from them.
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    I fired my project 1849 this weekend with the...

    I fired my project 1849 this weekend with the original nipples, and was only able to get 2 shots off. Some of the nipples sat so low that hammer couldn't strike the cap. What is a good source for...
  9. How difficult to cut barrel and reattach sight?

    I have been looking for a ejectorless barrel in .41 LC for a Model 1877 but all I seem to find are ejector barrels. I am making a non-matching serial number shooter and dont want to put a great deal...
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    I was able to piece it together with the parts I...

    I was able to piece it together with the parts I purchased on eBay, and it cycles fine now and lock up is tight. The only difference I noticed is there is no half cock position that allows me to...
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    WTB Colt 1877 .41LC barrel

    Looking for a shopkeeper or sheriff model length. 41LC barrel.
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    Those facts were not lost on me either! It's been...

    Those facts were not lost on me either! It's been added to my watch list, hopefully there isn't a bidding war 😁
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    Regarding one for sale one Ebay, I think the top...

    Regarding one for sale one Ebay, I think the top part of the notch that helps retain lever latch broke off, and the spring is missing. It looks to be the proper length...
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    Thanks for all the advice. I see now that there...

    Thanks for all the advice. I see now that there is a difference with the 1862 Police and Pocket Navy. I was aware the Police had the lugs on the lever just like the 1860 Army, so I guess I was...
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    Colt 1849 5 inch loading lever

    I am currently building this original Model 1849 from parts and need to find a loading lever for the 5" barrel.

    I contacted VTI about a reproduction lever and they said I can modify the loading...
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    I would agree that there is no market for the...

    I would agree that there is no market for the trigger guard and backstrap by themselves, but there are always people searching for 1877 parts, including stripped frames, especially if they are...
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  20. WTB Colt Model 1877 Barrel .38 LC (Non Ejector)

    I am looking for a non ejector barrel for a Model 1877 in .38 Long Colt. Any length, blued, etched (or previously etched) with no caliber stamp is preferred.
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    Found barrel still looking for cylinder.

    Found barrel still looking for cylinder.
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    WTB: Colt 1877 Cylinder (.41LC)

    Looking for a .41 LC cylinder for Colt Model 1877. Blued, previously blued or also good with no finish as well.
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    Agree, but Billy was killed on July 14th, 1881...

    Agree, but Billy was killed on July 14th, 1881 and according to Garrett he had a Thunderer at the time. The original Lightning mentioned above would have been manufactured before November or possibly...
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    The book puts the theft around November 1880. ...

    The book puts the theft around November 1880. Frank Page, who was the clerk described his encounter with both Billy's in 1926 to the New Mexico State Tribune. It also specifies that Billy used the...
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    Well, I know there are quite a few 1877...

    Well, I know there are quite a few 1877 collectors out there who would be interested in your findings.

    I have always believed Billy the Kid's 1877 could be narrowed down by serial number. It had...
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