Mines from 1883, I think nickel was more common. I have never gotten the trigger return quite right. The single actions are much easier to work on my mom's folks came from the Bristol area in late 1800's59dexta,
Nice M1877. Mine is also nickel plated but with a 4" barrel and manufactured in 1889.
Hi Paul,Hi Jim,
Good to hear from you. Do you shoot Section 1/2 and collect Section 58?
Have you tried replacing the small roller on top of the trigger - the one in contact with the trigger spring?
Due to the gun licensing laws here, I only collect Section 58(2) antique American firearms of obsolete cal. dating up to 1897, along with Colt percussion revolvers dating from the 1850’s to the 1860’s.
If I recall Tewksbury is West of Bristol that s my mom's maiden name.Have you tried replacing the small roller on top of the trigger - the one in contact with the trigger spring? No I will have to look into that. Thanks for the heads up. Grandpa and grandma went back to visit in 1951 the year I was born to visit relatives. I went back in 1974 my great aunt was still alive at 103. Most of the old folks are now gone except for one or two cousin about my age.
Bristol is a nice part of the UK!