VERY INTERESTING PAIR OF FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT PUMP ACTION LIGHTNING RIFLES ~ Quick View ~
Item # C512-20-411
One is a 22 Caliber small frame and the other is a Medium frame rifle in cal 44-40. An extraordinary pair of guns. Both feature the typical Vine and Leaf scroll work. Both have pistol grip checkered maple stock. Both are oct. The 22 cal is consecutive serial numbered to another engraved gun that was presented by the president of Colt to Cyrus Skinner. It is identical to the gun pictured on pg 272 of The Colt Engraving Book" by R.L. Wilson. The other medium framed rifle is a 44 cal listed by serial number on pg 270 of the same book. It features identical style engraving pattern as that gun. There is only about 20 medium framed rifles engraved and about 20 small framed rifles engraved. This makes this a very scarce pair of guns. Tang sights. Fine bores. Excellent condition on both guns. Overall metal is near excellent as well with a considerable amount of blue retained on both guns. Very attractive and hard to improve upon. Very few of these engraved Lightnings ever hit the market. This is the only pair I have ever had or encountered.