ANTIQUE Colt Lightning Rifle (.32-20, mfg. 1890)
Guns International #: 101252789 Seller's Inventory #:
Category: Colt Rifles - Lightning - Antique Rifles - Cartridge

Seller's Information
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Verified Seller
Seller: CAALEX
Company: Classic Arms & Archery
Member Since: 9/16/14
First Name: Online
Last Name: Sales
State: Kentucky
Zip: 40503
Country: United States
Phone: (859) 278-8370
Fax: (859) 278-1759
Platinum Seller
Number of Active Listings: 77
Total Number of Listings: 1926
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.

Payment Types Accepted: AmEx, Discover, Master Card, Visa, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check (item held until check cleared)

Colt's Lightning rifles were introduced in the 1880s in an attempt to get Colt involved in the lucrative repeating rifle market dominated by Winchester, Marlin, and Remington. The Colt's prior attempt, the Burgess lever action rifle, was halted shortly after production began, supposedly due to a back room agreement with Winchester that Colt would steer clear of lever action innovations and Winchester would not compete against Colt's revolvers. That agreement must not have included other repeating rifles given Colt released the Lightning the following year.

They were manufactured until 1904 and though well received, hardly put a dent in Winchester's lever action sales. These medium frame rifles and carbines were the most popular because they were chambered for many of the same cartridges as Colt's famous Single Action Army.

This example was manufactured in 1890. The rifle retains its original finish, thinning in most areas, with a pleasing plum patina throughout. The wood is in its original finish, with no cracks or chips. The bore is excellent and still has strong rifling and no pitting. All markings are clear and present.

All items are also available for sale in our brick & mortar store and are subject to prior sale. Think long, think wrong.

We are always buying unique and collectible single firearms and collections. Please give us a call at 859-278-8370 to discuss what you have available. We also offer free appraisals and guarantee TOP DOLLAR PAID for your unique and collectible firearms.

On firearms, we typically only accept credit cards or money orders/cashier's checks.
  • Sale prices reflect a 3% cash/money order discount. This discount is not valid for credit card purchases. Add 3% to the total cost for such purchases.
  • Any purchases made in the state of Kentucky incur a 6% sales tax.

We ship firearms via UPS. They must be sent to an FFL. Hand guns must travel via Air, whilst long guns and other items can go via Ground. Non-firearm accessories, such as magazines, can be shipped via USPS Priority Mail at the customer's request. We provide tracking numbers with all of our transactions. If you'd like a shipping estimate, please contact us through the and provide, at the very least, a ZIP code as to where the item would be sent.
  • If paying by credit card, store policy is to ship to the billing address of the card.
  • If paying by Money Order, we can ship to wherever it's legal.
  • The exception is, obviously, serialized items.

Legal Policy
We can only ship items to areas in which they are legal. If you live in a more restrictive area, please check your local laws before or buying. We are, for the most part, willing to ship to the 50 states as long as it's legal. We may require proof of legality before proceeding with a transaction that is exempt from a normal law.

Please only submit an offer if you are legal to own this item.

Serialized items must be transferred through an FFL. We do accept C&R's on any applicable items. You may have to pay your FFL a fee, which is not covered by this . You are responsible to know and follow all laws (including shipping) in purchasing such items in your state. Visit these sites below to verify the laws in your area:
  • ATF

Some items are regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA). This includes, but is not limited to, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and suppressors. Please check with your local and state municipalities for any further regulatory requirements. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make sure they comply with all NFA rules and applicable laws. Such items MUST be transferred to a Class 3 FFL via a Form 3, and then transferred to you via a Form 4 from your local Class 3 dealer. The process of getting a Form 3 approved by the BATFE takes on average 6-8 weeks. Your patience is appreciated. NFA Information

Price: $2,499.00

Curio/Relic: Yes
Antique: Yes
Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Lightning
Serial Number: 41798
Caliber Info: .32-20
Condition: Used