Lot 1337: Colt - Lightning
|Colt Lightning Small Frame Slide Action Rifle|
|Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600|
|Type||Rifle||Gauge||22 RF||Catalog Page||161|
|Barrel||24 Inch Round||Finish||Blue||Grip|
|Stock||walnut||Class||Curio & Relic Long Gun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This is an example of a Colt Lightning Slide Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1904. There is a beaded blade Lyman front sight, a semi-buckhorn elevation adjustable rear sight and a tang mounted rear peep sight. The top of the barrel has the two line address over the five patent dates and the caliber marking (22 Cal) is on the left rear side. The left side of the receiver has the Rampant Colt in the center and the serial number is on the lower tang. Mounted on a smooth contoured walnut forearm with cut border and straight grip stock with checkered hard rubber buttplate.
|Condition||Fine, 70% of the slightly faded original blue finish remains on the barrel and magazine tube with some patches of surface oxidation and some wear. The receiver retains 60% original blue finish with wear on the bottom and some freckling overall. The wood is also fine with a cut border added to the forearm, a small tight hairline crack extending from the top tang, two small hairline cracks extending from the bottom tang and a number of scattered minor scratches and dings.|
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