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Lot 1116: Paris Shipped Colt Lightning Medium Frame

Auction Date: December 3, 2016

Exceptional Paris Shipped Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $12,000

Exceptional Paris Shipped Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44-40
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 915
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 76
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1891. German silver blade front and adjustable semi-buckhorn style rear sights with the two line address/patents marking on the top flat ahead of the rear sight and "44 Cal." at the breech. The Rampant Colt is marked on the left side of the receiver, and the serial number is on the lower tang. Full length magazine, casehardened hammer and mounted with a checkered walnut forearm and smooth straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the "44 CLMR" caliber, 26 inch octagon barrel, blue finish, wood stocks and that it was shipped as 1 of 50 to V&A, Paris on September 23, 1891.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The barrel and magazine retain 95% original blue finish with some light patches of pitting forward of barrel address. The receiver and bolt retain 97% plus original bright high polished blue finish with some edge wear, some mild flaking and a small area of very minor pitting on the upper right rear corner. The wood is excellent with only minor handling marks and sharp checkering. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent.



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