Colt Lightning .22 S/L Pump — PENDING SALE

PENDING SALE to Brian — Colt Lightning small frame .22 pump action. This shoots only .22 Short or .22 Long cartridges. (Both are still factory produced.) Original, and unaltered! This gun came from a ranch in Montana. Overall, it has a pleasant even gray patina. Metal shows no signs of refinishing. Original black gutta percha buttplate with rampant stallion logo has significant wear and just one non-threatening chip. The only remaining bluing I could see is on the barrel under the slide. Very early 157X serial number. Possibly first year of production, from 1887! The dust cover and screw are present and functional! Has the correct original fixed dovetail rear sight, in nice condition. Has a period fixed dovetail front sight, in nice condition—but possibly replaced, because its base sits slightly above the barrel. Has a correct 23-1/2″ round barrel with original 2/3-length magazine tube. The magazine tube has no dents! Wood is in very nice shape. Very good shootable bore. Checkering on slide is so sharp that it looks like it may have been a later Colt factory replacement. Mechanically sound, but since this is a blackpowder era gun, it should be inspected by a qualified gunsmith before shooting. (ELIR-104)




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