SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING CALIBER 22
Guns International #: 101383570 Seller's Inventory #: C1883
Category: Colt Rifles - Lightning - Colt Rifles
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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Number of Active Listings: 970
Total Number of Listings: 30508
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
The Small frame Lightning is of course 22 caliber. Decent condition old Colt with quite a bit of blue remaining on the frame. Some of it turning an antique color. 24 inch round barrel has nice smooth metal and also with a blue/brown patina. Bore has good rifling but would benefit from a good cleaning. This one also has some British proof marks. So it has been across the pond and back again. Wood is above average with normal wear marks. It likely had a coat of varnish or oil added at some time in it's long life. Forearm is VG for a 22. These were one piece and they generally broke but this one is not broken. It does have a hairline crack but it is solid. A nice Example of a 22 Colt. The 22 Caliber Lightning rifles will take all Long or all Short .22 cartridges, or part long and part short. This one was made in 1904.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. Just recently we mailed the 129th edition of our privately-published catalog. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 1,795.