1899 COLT Small Frame LIGHTING .22 Caliber Rimfire SLIDE ACTION Rifle C&R
Pump Action Rifle Manufactured in 1899
Here we present a Colt Lightning Small Frame Slide Action Rifle, made in 1899, 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 actions 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 good. Robust action. Excellent, bright bore with thin rifling. What appears to be a period repair has been made to the right side of the buttstock, of which remains stable. There is a slight bit of movement where the wrist meets the frame. Legible markings. This example has a replacement “Ranger” barrel and slide handle.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 22 inches.
Caliber: .22 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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