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Original Colt Medium Frame .32-20 Lightning Magazine Slide Action Rifle made in 1895

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  Lot #12  (Sale Order: 17 of 453)  
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S# 78521 // 26" Octagon Barrel // Condition: Nice Blue Finish around 90% to the barrel, and 80% on the receiver, no cracks present in wood but does have a few small knicks from casual wear over the years, overall in great shape with a nice antique patina look, mechanically functions // The Colt Lightning Magazine Rifle was a slide-action (pump-action) rifle manufactured by Colt from 1884 to 1904 and was originally chambered in .44-40 caliber. Colt eventually made the Lightning Rifle in three different frame sizes, to accommodate a wide range of cartridges, from .22 Short caliber and .38-40 to .50-95 Express. Its profile somewhat resembles the pump-action rimfire rifles made by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company and Remington Arms. The Lightning saw use as a sporting arm in America and was adopted for use by the San Francisco Police Department, but was never as popular or as reliable as the various lever-action rifles of its day. The medium-frame Colt Lightning Magazine Rifle was manufactured between 1884 and 1904. It was the first slide-action rifle offered by Colt. Colt records indicate 89,777 were produced, in .32-20, .38-40, and .44-40 as a companion arm to the Colt Single Action Army revolver. Two versions were offered: a rifle with a 26 in (66 cm) barrel and 15-round magazine, and a carbine with a 20 in (51 cm) barrel and 12-round magazine.

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Original Colt Medium Frame .32-20 Lightning Magazine Slide Action Rifle made in 1895
Original Colt Medium Frame .32-20 Lightning Magazine Slide Action Rifle made in 1895
Lot number: 12
Seller: Poinsett Auction & Realty, Inc.
Event: Largest Gun, Military & Knife Auction of the Year!
Ends: Saturday, December 7 | 3:00 PM  Eastern

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