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Colt Revolver..A Thunderer? Issues...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by skidooman603, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. skidooman603

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    Hey guys..the revolver recently came to me. I have limited knowledge on Colt Handguns. Is this the Thunderer model? Says DA .38 on barrel. The issue with this piece seems to be the cocking mechanism. pull the trigger and it will pull back the hammer but not to firing position. Single action lock..no dice. What can you Colt Gurus tell me?
    Thanks Gary
     
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    Thanks RC...as always. Kinda what I figured as well...:(
     
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    That Lightning would look pretty good in a shadow box.

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    This Thunderer was given to me by and old time train robber. It's functional but
    it's found a home.
     
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    These guns had a VERY delicate action and were prone to breakage even if the action was played with. From what I hear they are expensive to get working properly. A shadow box is a good place for these guns.
     
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    Agree with the above sentiments but would want to be able to easily remove it from the shadow box every now and then to play with it. ;)
     
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    Most shadow boxes I've seen have sliding glass making it easy to remove the piece for a little "fun time." The OP's revolver is a fine example of old world Colt craftsmanship never to be seen again in the firearms industry. A shadow box display is the perfect way to let others enjoy that revolver.
     
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