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wile326 Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
edited April 2006 in Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting
Does anyone have any experiance with the 1877 Colt Lightning? I have always been intrigued with it but have never owned one. I shot a 51 colt replica now in cas and am thinking of adding a lightning to the collection. Thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated.
"Thunderer" (.41) revolvers were double
action. They (and the 1878 model) got a
well-deserved reputation as "gunsmith specials"
due mainly to their delicate mechanisms.
The current crop of 1877 lookalikes are
single action peacemakers modified with
a birdshead grip. If the birdshead style
appeals to you, there's nothing wrong with
them, though an 1873 Single Action Army would
be essentially identical to your current Model
'51 Navy's grip, and might be a more comfortable
quote:Originally posted by wile326
I think I am going to look for an original lightning. I cast and reload for the 38 lc round now so I think it would be a good addition to the collection.