Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 50: Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,700

Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32-20
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 15
Class: Antique

Made in 1888. Blade front and sporting rear sights, with full length magazine tube, standard two-line Hartford address/patent dates (1883-1887) with "32 Cal" at the breech. The Rampant Colt is roll-stamped on the left side of the receiver, with a folding peep sight installed on the upper tang. Oil finished checkered forearm and smooth straight grip stock.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 50% of the original blue finish, showing white spots on the left side of the muzzle, edge wear, areas of gray and brown patina and a small amount of spotting and pitting. Stock is also fine, with some mild dents. Mechanically excellent.

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