Shooting this 1884 made Old West classic.
This feature appears in the January ‘17 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom , one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.
Like many Western figures, Pat Garrett’s (right) story involves twists and turns, skirting both sides of the law. Though he was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as collector of customs in El Paso, Texas, and served...Source: www.americas1stfreedom.org
The Colt M1877 was a double-action revolver manufactured by Colt's Patent Fire Arms from January 1877 to 1909 for a total of 166,849 revolvers. The Model 1877 was offered in three calibers, which lent them three unofficial names: the "Lightning", the "Thunderer", and the "Rainmaker".
The Colt 1877 was made in three calibers, 32 Colt, 38 Long Colt, and 41 Long Colt. In each caliber the revolver was given a different name. The 32 being known as the Rainmaker, the 38 as the Lightning and the 41 as the Thunderer.
Designed by talented Colt engineer William Mason, the Model 1877 was released in three calibers, .32 (the Rainmaker), .38 (the Lightning), and .41 (the Thunderer). Only a few hundred of the .32 models were made, but the Lightning and Thunderer were quite successful, with 166,849 made between 1877 and 1909.
Colt 1877 Thunderer Double Action. Made in 1893, .41 caliber with a 3 ½” barrel. This is a sheriff’s model which does not have an ejector. Gun is in very fine condition. Metal has 90% of the original nickel. Screws are all fired blued. Grips are excellent. Very fine all original Colt Thunderer Sheriff’s model.
Colt Thunderer calibre .41 (10,4 mm) Parmi les utilisateurs du Colt Lightning figurent les As de la gâchette de l'Ouest Sauvage finissant comme Pat Garett ou John Wesley Hardin. Peu répandu en Europe, il a été néanmoins porté par le policier anglais Jerome Caminada. On attribue souvent un Colt Thunderer à Billy the Kid.