Lot #48
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Lot 49: Antique Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 19, 2023

Lot 49: Antique Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 19, 2023

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

Antique Colt Medium Frame Lightning Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 980
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 56
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1893 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 straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 60% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and some scattered small patches of light surface pitting. The wood is very fine with a few scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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