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SOLD 1877 Colt lightning in 38 long Nickel Plated


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I have a Colt lightning 1887 in 38 Colt. Nickle plated at some point in it's life. The action still works as it should and locks up reasonably tight which i hear is pretty rare for one of these. By the serial # it was made in 1901. The black gutta percha grips still show good checkering and the rampant horse is still really clear.

Looking to sell for $750 +shipping 

I might take a trade for something interesting also. Doesn't hurt to ask.

Thanks for lookingMike










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I can't tell by the photos but if it has a 4.5" barrel and it originally was blued, there is a 78% chance this gun was given out as a prize by Continental Tobacco or one of it's umbrella companies, most likely though the Floradora Prize Company. The year (1901) places it in that era. A letter from the Colt archives would tell the tale. For 1800 tobacco tags this gun could have been yours!



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My pistol does have a 4 1/2 barrel. this is cool information, thanks.

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