Colt 1877 Lightning

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Pistol was logged by police in arrest of famous outlaw. On today's Curator's Corner, National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier joins John Popp to display an 1877 Lightning owned by gunfighter John Wesley Hardin. The gun, also Colt's first attempt at a double-action revolver, was used by Hardin in 1895 to rob a man in El Paso, Texas, and local authorities recorded the serial number when they arrested him for the crime. Accompanying the firearm in the exhibit is a business card for Hardin's legal practice and an autographed, bullet-riddled playing card for sale to tourists. Originally aired on 9/3/2009.

Season 11