Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1268: Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-40 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 212
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1885. Combination Beech front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight and tang ladder style folding sight. Barrel stamped with the two-line legend ahead of the rear sight and "38 Cal" at the breech. Left side of receiver has a Rampant Colt. Straight grip stock mounted with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 70% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. Slight traces of original nitre blue remain on the loading gate. 75% original case colors remain on the hammer. The buttplate has a brown-gray patina. The wood is very fine with some minor dings and scratches and crisp forearm checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.

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