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Lot 1104: Scarce San Francisco Police Marked Colt Lightning Rifle

Auction Date: September 7, 2019

Scarce San Francisco Police Marked Colt Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Scarce San Francisco Police Marked Colt Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44-40
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 738
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 69
Class: Antique
Description:

This is an example of a scarce variation of the Colt Lightning Magazine Rifle manufactured for the San Francisco Police Department. Only 401 of these medium frame Lightning rifles were sold to the Police Department in 1898. These rifles are in their own serial number range and are marked "S.F.P. 1" through "S.F.P. 401" on the lower tang. Other than this special serial number, it has standard markings and features.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 75% plus original blue finish thinning to a smooth grey brown patina on the balance. The wood is also very fine has some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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