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    1877 COLT "LIGHTNING" 1ST YEAR CHECKERED WOOD GRIPS - ca. 1877-78. These rare Colt Model 1877 "Lightning" or "Thunderer" grips are made of finely checkered rosewood. These grips were only issued in the first year of production on Colt's Model 1877 small-frame double action revolver. Other features on these guns were silver front sights, and there were only 3,000 of these first year production revolvers and grips made. The grips are in near mint condition with 95% varnish remaining, other than a very small chip that is approximately 1/16th of an inch out of the left side when faced forward. The chip can be repaired by a qualified expert, as the grips are in excellent condition and would fit with a fine condition gun.

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    June, 2008
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