Thanks for that,yes it is,the picture doesnt show the true condition,case colors are near 100%, barrel blue is little thin, but rest of the blue is vivid,grips show no ware and still nice red in color.I don't know the answer to your question, but your lightning is a real beauty, look's to be
in excellent condition for it's age.
Wow, no i did not see them, that a nice little lightning. my sn is just 200 from your's.wouldnt they make a nice pair.yours stayed in the state's and mine went across the atlantic to london town.thanks for posting again.tony56: Did you see the pictures of my 1877 that I posted a couple weeks ago? I will post two of them again since our guns are so much alike.
The only information I can find in answer to your question is out of Peer's Book. Rosewood stocks were standard on Blue model 1877's through early 1881 then special order only since they were expensive to make and fit compared to the two piece rubber stocks.Does anyone know how long colt fitted checkerd roswood grips to the 1877s. this is the only one ive owned.
shipped to london april 1878
Yes i also watched a friend pull one apart to repair a spring years ago,apparently gunsmiths hate working on them.Tony: That is a very good picture. I can see the British proofmark very well.
I would become more excited about collecting more of these small revolvers (as compared to SAA's) if I had not watched my favorite gunsmith try to repair several that would no longer function properly. He put a lot of work in on them to get a couple back in reasonable working order, just to have them returned by the owner after he took them out and shot them a few time. I still recall some of his comments when the guns were returned for re-repair. They are not easy to repair.