Colt Lightning Pump Action Repeating Rifle 1893 .38 Colt

SOLD FOR: $1530

WOA#:  WY220916RB007

Make: Colt

Model:  Lightning

Serial Number: 69542

Year of Manufacture: 1893

Caliber: .38

Action Type: Pump action

Markings: Top of barrel is marked with “Colt’s PTFA MFG CO , HARTFORD CT, USA PATENTED MAY 29 SEPT 18 83 MAY 26 86 JUNE 15 86 FEB 27 87” and “38 Cal:” Left side of the receiver is marked with the colt rampant pony.

Barrel Length: 25”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetailed blade sight. The rear sight is an adjustable leaf sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a wood buttstock and wood pump grip. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition, with moderate superficial scratching throughout.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Internal Tube Magazine

Type of Finish: Steel

Finish Originality:  Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. The bore needs cleaning.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows aging and patina buildup. There is no distinct wear. The screw heads are sharp. The pins are clean. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment:  Grab up one of Colt’s most beloved rifles today! The Colt Lightning was a competitor model to Winchester’s line of lever action repeaters. Colt originally offered a lever action of their own, the Colt Burgess Rifle. After backroom dealings with Winchester referred to as “The Gentleman’s Agreement”, the Burgess died an ignomious deathin return for Winchester staying out of Colt’s revolver market. The Lightning carried on the torch that the Burgess dropped. Instead of a lever action, the Lightning used a pump action to reload after each shot, allowing for an astounding rate of fire. This is an early model “Medium Frame” Lightning that fires .38 rounds. Grab up this gun today and learn why so many people swear by their trusty Lightnings!

Colt Lightning Pump Action Repeating Rifle 1893 .38 Colt
Colt Lightning Pump Action Repeating Rifle 1893 .38 Colt