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Colt 1877 Lightning Orig. (103b)
Colt 1877 Lightning Orig. (103b) Quantity in Basket: None
Code: Colt_103b
Price: $58.00
Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
Select SOLID color ($10). Natural Ivory is no extra cost. For pearl effects, use PEARL option instead (Ivory = default)

Translucent/Pearl ($16 option). Do NOT select both SOLID and PEARL. (Pearl over-rides solid color choice)

Screw Kit Options:
Yes, install the screw kit
No, just send screw kit uninstalled
Are you sending a tracing?:
YES! I want to assure proper size/shape. Tombstone is responsible for fit to tracing. Tracing will show hole pattern. **************************************
NO. I will be responsible if I choose the wrong size grip. I will measure my gun and compare to the listed specs. If I order a grip that is the wrong size or shape, I agree that it is NOT returnable. *****************************************************
I already mailed a tracing BEFORE I placed this order.
Optional note:
The Colt 1877 Lightning 38 and Colt Thunderer 41 double action revolvers use this birds-head style grip. This is a checkered grip that looks good in black or ivory colors. The mold was made using a 100-year old factory grip that had very slight wear. The grips look appropriate for the age of the gun, not perfect, only slightly worn looking, like a gun someone carried and took good care of over the decades. The gutta percha has highlights of brown and is actually a dark brownish color rather than black.

IMPORTANT: Colt Lightning revolvers were made long before the invention of CNC machines and high precision tooling, so they vary from one example to another in the shape and size of the grip frame. Some of the original grips have the gun serial number scratched into the backs because that's the one they actually fit. This means, if you want the grips to fit YOUR particular gun, you must do one of two things:
  1. Carefully compare the specifications given here to the size of your gun frame, and ONLY order this grip if your frame is the same or smaller (it is easy to sand the edges down on a grip, pretty tough to sand them UP!).

  2. Make an accurate pencil tracing around the grips you have now that fit your gun, or else make a 3 x 5 index card template cut to exactly fit your gun frame, and send the tracing or the template to me so I can compare to the mold size and shape.
If you do NEITHER of these things, and order this grip anyway, then if it doesn't fit your gun, you have no one to blame but yourself. Most people understand that. But sometimes some misguided soul will ignore the measurements, check the box that says they are NOT sending a tracing and will be responsible for the fit, and then when they get the grip they ordered and (surprise!) it is too small for their gun, they start ranting and raving about the "ripoff". It's like they bought a hammer, started beating themselves in the head with it, and then got mad at the hardware store because it hurts. But, even so, I usually take pity and replace their grip if they will send me the tracing they should have sent in the first place, and pay for the shipping.

Probably only about 1 time in a hundred does this happen, but I sell so many of these grips that it just seems like a lot of people who fall into that 1% category. I don't know what else I can do except point out the simple job of making the tracing or template and mailing it to me, both on the main page, on the store front, on this page, and again on the order confirmation sent automatically when the order is place.

The point is that 99% of folks ordering grips have no problem at all because they DO one of those two things. If you don't, you might not get a grip that fits your gun. Stay calm. Turn down the rage. Hope still exists. All it costs is a little more shipping back and forth that could have been avoided by just sending the tracing or template in the first place, or comparing the measurements.

Size diagram Grip Dimensions:
  • A. Front edge = 0.84 inch
  • B. Overall height = 2.89 inch
  • C. Length of top flat = 1.24 inch
  • D. Height of screw hole center = 1.40
  • E. Front edge to screw hole center = 0.58
  • F. Rear edge to screw hole center = 0.58
Lightning Grip in Gutta Percha color Lightning Grips, aged ivory Lightning Grips Lightning Grips, in rubber black color Colt Lightning 38 colt Ligntning 38 colt Thunderer 41

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Dave Corbin Please Note: I make all the grips by hand and receive so many orders that custom made grip delivery takes an average 45-60 days.
Stock items (medallions, screws, specials) usually ship within 10 days.
I can't promise a specific ship date, as it will vary with circumstances.
If you can't wait, please don't order! I'm working as fast as possible.

Be SURE to read the TERMS of SALE page, so you KNOW what you are getting.

Always compare listed measurements OR send a tracing of original grip or gun frame.
Do NOT order just by description, since the same model and make can vary in actual size and shape of grip frame! Do NOT send your original grips or gun!

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