Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1281: Antique Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Antique Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 136
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1891 with the standard two-line address/patent marking and caliber designation on the top of the barrel. The Rampant Colt is marked on the left of the frame and the serial number is on the lower tang. It is fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights. Mounted with a multipoint checkered slide handle and smooth, checkered straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 50% plus of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey-brown patina and a few scattered patches of dark rough oxidation. The wood is very good with some scattered minor dings and scratches, and non-factory added checkering on the wrist. Mechanically excellent.

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