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« on: March 04, 2016, 09:24:53 am »


Been fooling around with a Lightning revolver, here it is. 1878 manufacture. I'll get some detail pictures when it comes apart next time. Relatively simple rebuild - parts are mostly still available with the exception of the hand; I'm still looking for one if anybody has one to part with.

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 09:32:24 am »

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 03:29:21 pm »

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Neat guns and popular as hell in the old west with some famous shootists. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 07:57:33 pm »

Yeah -  I love the birdshead grip, and the storekeepers model is just the right size for pocket or shoulder holster carry. I'm considering bobbing the hammer when I get this one up and running.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 11:31:01 pm »

Just 'cause I need to be contrary tonight  Roll Eyes 
That is NOT a "Birdshead" grip.  An actual "Birdshead" is continuously rounded without the camel part (hump).  The grip pattern used on
the Lightning and Thunderer is technically a "thunderer pattern."
Just what you may ask, does this have to do with the status of World Peace??  Nada.  Zip.  Zero.  I just wanted to bring a tie bit of useless trivia to an other wise harmonious and interesting thread.
I you all thought it was just that I wanted to be contrary tonight.  Humpf.  It's a "THUNDERER" pattern.  So There  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2016, 09:18:28 pm »

Got a fancy new cylinder pin from Wisner's today....... Still looking for a hand and a cylinder stop. You know, for that gun with the "Thunderer pattern" grip that is so ugly it's almost cute.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2016, 10:27:19 pm »

T4T,
Yer lightnin is really way cool.  Neat guns.  A mite fragile so I wouldn't push it too hard, but it's gonna be real FUN!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 11:25:50 am »

Next one I pick up will be completely functional from the start. Then, that '66 with the 38 Long Colt carrier. Patience, patience, patience.

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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2016, 02:24:04 pm »

Next one I pick up will be completely functional from the start. Then, that '66 with the 38 Long Colt carrier. Patience, patience, patience.

T4t

That is a dream of mine as well, a nice .38 setup as backup.
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