** Colt Lightning Rifle, San Francisco Police Model

.44 CLMR (.44-40 WCF). 26" round barrel length. SN: S.F.P. 65. Medium frame slide action rifle with 15-shot tube fed magazine. Features adjustable semi-buckhorn and fixed blade sights. Has a blued metal finish with plain straight grip walnut stock and forearm. Forearm has border cuts to both sides. Markings include Hartford-Colt manufacturer marks, an 1887 patent date, and caliber designation all to barrel. Lower tang is marked "S.F.P. 65", and there is a rampant Colt to left side of frame. This model is one of 401 Colt Lightning rifles manufactured for the San Francisco Police Department in 1898. 


Good. Bore is frosty. Retains most of original finish with some light scratches and several spots of active oxidation to left side of barrel. Frame has speckled pitting and several spots of active oxidation. Buttplate has some mottled coloring due to finish loss and oxidation. Stock and forearm have minor scratches but otherwise appear in good condition. All markings are strong on this item. 

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
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