Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3140: Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44-40
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 390
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 120
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1890. Brass 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, full length magazine, casehardened hammer and mounted with a checkered walnut forearm and smooth straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The rifle retains 60% original blue finish with the barrel fading to a plum, showing edge wear overall and some thinning to a smooth gray and brown patina. The wood is very good with some scattered minor dings and scratches, mainly on the stock, and a few minor bruises in the otherwise crisp checkering on the forearm. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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