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1903 COLT Small Frame LIGHTING .22 Caliber Rimfire SLIDE ACTION Rifle C&R Pump Action Rifle Made in 1902
1903 COLT Small Frame LIGHTING .22 Caliber Rimfire SLIDE ACTION Rifle C&R
Pump Action Rifle Made in 1902
Here we present a Colt Lightning Small Frame Slide Action Rifle, made in 1902, in Hartford, Connecticut. This was Colt’s entry into the pistol caliber rifle and carbine market, which was absolutely dominated by Winchester at this time. Pistol caliber rifles were instrumental in the hands of those settling the West, as they were able to carry one type of ammunition to feed both their long gun and their sidearm. It also enabled a rifle to be stoked with the maximum number of cartridges, sacrificing power for capacity, useful when outnumbered at close range. The Colt Lightning was fairly successful, but never approached the numbers that Winchester’s lever action were able to achieve. This example is chambered in .22 rimfire, a very light and handy cartridge for hunting small game or just going out to do some plinking.
The overall condition is fine. Very nicely refinished. Excellent action. Bright bore. Beautiful stock, solid all around despite a small repair to the wrist near the frame. A very nice example of Colt’s attempt to answer the Winchester Model 1890!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .22 Short/Long Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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