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SUTLER1863

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Registered: 21/07/06
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This is the Thunderer which is a Pietta replica of the Colt lightning, and is now available to you as a 9mm blank firer. Will be avilable to order from October.

 

 

Obviously this is not our own picture as we have not yet received one but this is another thing to look forward to in the not so distant future. It will be available in 4 3/4" and 7 1/2" barrel lengths at £325.00 and £350.00

 

Cheers Chris

TheArizonaRanger

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Originally Posted by SUTLER1863

This is the Thunderer which is a Pietta replica of the Colt lightning

Cheers Chris

 

The Thunderer and Lightning were two entirely different models in actuality  !!

 

Is it Piettas intention to rewrite Colts history I wonder with all these different (and it has to be said inaccurate) variations of gun they are bringing out .. ??

SUTLER1863

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Okay in that case has any one got any information about the Thunderer, I was under the impression that Pietta had made a reproduction of the Lightning and called it the thunderer for copyright reasons. Sorry for posting inaccurate information Ranger. Cheers Chris.

ChrisMadsen

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Thunderer,Lightning Don't care what name it has put my name on the first one Chris-4.5in, it sure will look nice in my shoulder rig.

Bob

SUTLER1863

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Okay Dave,

 

Will do.

TheArizonaRanger

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They were both double action I believe for one thing and one thing that distinquished one from the other, (apart from the style of grip which I think appeared on both models anyway), was the caliber I think from my admittedly limited in-depth knowledge.

 

Perhaps Chance would like to fill in the other in-depth details being more knowledgeable on detailed Colt history.

 

Im sorry of I appear sceptical, but there are people out there who have little or no knowledge of these things and when a recognised authoritative Company like Pietta say something then they will no doubt believe it without being aware in some cases it is wrong.

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Thats Okay Ranger, I think it would be good for every one if anyone who knows anything about the two Colts could post all the information they can. Cheers Chris. 

Chance

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Colt's model 1877 revolver was a double-action piece which came in two calibres: .38 which was nicknamed the Lightning and .41 which was called the Thunderer.  They were not merely a SAA with a different grip. In reality the 1877 is considerably smaller than the SAA.

Because of its complexity it was not as successful as it might have been. 

bigwyatt

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billy the Kidd carried a lighting , the originals are OK for ppl with small hands no good 4 ham fisted gits like me .the clones which both uberti and pietta do were aimed at the sass shooters market and are not really an accurate copy of the originals but there different and nice to add to ones collection .cheers Wyatt

colemadjack

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Is this a double action pistol like the Thunderer? The picture does not look like it is.

bigwyatt

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no neither pietta or uberti do a double action clone of the thunderer or lightning pistol .they are single action pistols on single action frames but with birds beak grip to give it the look of the  double action thunderer and lightning.like i posted previous they were aimed at the sass market for single action shooting and are not an authentic accurate copy of the original colt .they are nice to shoot for ppl with small hands and are popular with the lady shooters cheers Wyatt

colemadjack

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So all it is is a saa with a birds head back strap and grips so  they should call it that.

TheArizonaRanger

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That would be about it Cole ...  San Marco did the same thing .. I have one of theirs.  Somewhat unusually it has a 4" barrel complete with ejector  ??

bigwyatt

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yes cole thats all they are ,a single action peacemaker clone with birds beak grips on , cheers wyatt

TheArizonaRanger

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Was that an echo ...  did I hear an echo   lol  .. ??? 

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