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Lot 3329: Retailer Marked Colt Small Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Desirable Browning Brothers Retailer Marked Colt Small Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

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

Desirable Browning Brothers Retailer Marked Colt Small Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 253
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 177
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1901. This rifle features a Lyman beaded blade front sight with filler block in the rear dovetail and a tang mounted peep sight. The barrel is marked with the standard Colt and patent date markings as well as "BROWNING BROS.CO.OGDEN.U." behind the rear sight dovetail. The left side of the receiver is marked with the Rampant Colt. The forearm is smooth but has the outline for a panel of checkering. The buttstock is a straight grip with hard rubber buttplate marked with the Rampant Colt. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 50% plus original blue finish with thinning to a gray brown patina on the balance. The forearm is fine with a repaired crack running the entire length as well as scattered dings and scratches. Buttstock is also fine with half of the original varnish remaining, scattered dings and scratches, and a hairline crack coming off both tangs. Mechanically excellent.



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