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Colt ''Lightning'' Small Frame Slide-Action Rifle

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Colt ''Lightning'' Small Frame Slide-Action Rifle
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Colt ''Lightning'' Small Frame Slide-Action Rifle, #44874, .22 S-L RF cal., 24'' tapered octagonal barrel with standard sights, marked with maker's name, address and 1883-85-86-87 patent dates on top, and ''22 Cal.'' at left breech; half-length mag tube; receiver has sliding top ejection-port cover and integral loop trigger guard, is marked with the ''Rampant Colt'' on left side and ''44874'' on lower tang; twp-piece oil-stained walnut stocks, the sliding grip-forend with outline border, the buttstock with checkered hard rubber carbine buttplate having the Rampant Colt logo. Mfg'd ca. 1900, originally in full blued finish. Condition is very good. Barrel, mag tube and receiver retain approx. 70%-75% original blue showing general scratching, fine pitting, and possible tool marks above the forend and near brass loading gate. Wood with scattered moderate dings and scratches, with a full-length secured crack on forend and added finish that shows thinning or losses in the handling areas. Buttplate with sharp checkering and lightly worn logo. Action is smooth; bore is bright showing light frosting and sharp rifling. Est.: $700-$900. (C&R)