The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 23, 2000, 05:51 AM   #1
foxfire
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 24, 1999
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 689
41" length
24" octagon barrel
Ser. #79759, behind trigger
Exposed hammer
15 round tube magazine (.22 short)
Top of barrel: Colt's PTFA Mfg. Co. Hartford, Conn. USA
Patented May 29 Sept. 1883 May 26 '85 June 15 '86, Feb. 22 1887.
95% condition

Any help, advice, or info on the date of manufacture and history is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time.


------------------
...defend the 2nd., it protects us all.
No fate but what we make...
foxfire is offline  
Old February 23, 2000, 01:03 PM   #2
Steven Mace
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 15, 1999
Location: Clifton, Colorado USA
Posts: 724
Foxfire, it sounds like you're describing the Colt Lightning Slide Action, Small Frame rifle. The Small Frame Lightning was made from 1887-1904 with a serial number range of 1-89912. It was chambered in .22 Short & Long with a 24" barrel(round or octagonal) with a blued finish, half-length magazine and a casehardened hammer. The straight stock and forearm were walnut with an oil finish and could be plain or checkered. The Lightning Small Frame was very well made and today in the condition you've described it could be worth about $1,250. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

------------------
After today, its all historical
Steven Mace is offline  
Old February 23, 2000, 07:39 PM   #3
foxfire
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 24, 1999
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 689
Steve,

Thanks for your prompt reply.
I'm going to pass this on to my dad, who, I'm sure, will be pleasantly surprised.
I know I am!

Thanks again...



------------------
...defend the 2nd., it protects us all.
No fate but what we make...
foxfire is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06381 seconds with 9 queries