C1883 SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING; 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.
MODERN $ 1,795.