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Old February 11, 2021, 10:07 AM   #7
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 41,177
Found an old Colt advertisement from 1897.

The .41 was listed at $15 and the .38 and .32 were $14 each.

I've always heard that it was Benjamin Kittredge who came up with the Lightning and Thunderer (and also Peacemaker) was a way adding some "snap" to his advertisements for Colt revolvers. His company was, for quite a few years, the largest distributor of Colt products in the world.
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