EARLY, FIRST MODEL LIGHTNING .38-40 OCTAGON RIFLE, #11XXX, MADE 1885
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Company: Goodman Guns
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First Name: William
Last Name: Goodman
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EARLY, FIRST MODEL LIGHTNING .38-40 OCTAGON RIFLE, #11XXX, MADE 1885. Nice example of a first model with “open top” and sliding action-locking safety in the trigger guard intact (2nd models have a dust cover built into the bolt and lack the safety in the trigger guard). 26” oct. barrel and full magazine show even thinning, aged blue, receiver shows some good blue in protected areas with the balance gray/brown, exc. markings including the rampant colt stamping on the side of the receiver and the Colt address and patent dates on the barrel, small silver Rocky Mountain blade front sight with buckhorn rear sight that looks to be a replacement, fine+ wood with tight wood to metal fir and fine checkering on the forend, nice screws and fine action, bore only a little dark with sharp rifling and is about excellent with any roughness very, very minor and surface. Has some tiny nicks in the receiver side (mostly on the left side) that are very minor and look like the rifle might have been in a wagon that ed against a metal object, but again, really minor and unimportant- barely visible in the bottom close-up photo. Nice appearance overall.
Model: LIGHTNING FIRST MODEL OCTAGON RIFLE
Serial Number: 11XXX
Barrels: 26" OCT.