c1901 COLT LIGHTING Medium Frame .32-20 WCF Caliber Slide Action RIFLE C&R
Pump Action Rifle Made in the Early 1900s
Here we present a C&R Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle, made in 1901, 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 successful, but never approached the numbers that Winchester’s lever actions were able to achieve. This specimen is chambered in .32-20 WCF, a very light and handy cartridge for hunting small game yet more knock down power that the lighter .22 calibers. It has an octagonal barrel, and it is just an elegant weapon.
The overall condition is fine. Original blue finish. The action is excellent. The bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling. The walnut stock is smooth and solid. A fantastic rifle!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 26 inches.
Caliber: .32-20 Winchester Center Fire
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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