Fine Colt Lightning Large Frame Carbine

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  Lot #95  (Sale Order: 95 of 824) 
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serial #1975, 45-85-285, 22" round barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a very fine example of the big standard weight large frame saddle ring carbine. The gun shows British proofs on both the barrel and action and shows a saddle ring staple on the left side of action. The condition is very fine with the barrel and magazine retaining about 95% original blue finish which is thinning evenly and blending with a smooth brown patina mostly on the magazine. The action shows a crisp rampant Colt on the left side and retains about 85% original blue which also just shows light thinning and is blending with a smooth brown patina in thin areas. The hammer shows strong original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and original checkered two-piece forend rate near excellent with 90% plus original finish remaining and with some light bruises in the butt and some minor flattening to some of the checkered points. The original carbine buttplate retains about 75% original blue finish with most loss on highest points of toe and heel. The rifle is sighted with a Barleycorn front and reverse mounted carbine rear sight. Large frame Lightning carbines are very unusual as they are still big heavy guns and not practical for typical "carbine use". A very fine example of these rare Colt rifles. Investment quality. (17063-32) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 8000 - 12000

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This item is part of Auction No. 105 - Session 1
 Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
 
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Fine Colt Lightning Large Frame Carbine
Fine Colt Lightning Large Frame Carbine
Lot number: 95
Seller: Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc.
Event: Auction No. 105 - Session 1
Ends: Saturday, March 28 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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