For nearly a century, the Lightning was a rifle which surpassed all other Colts in quantity sold, variety, or rapidity of firing.
First shipments were made in 1884, and production continued through 1904. Calibers ranged from .22 rimfire to .50-95 Express. Total production was over 185,000, serialized in the three frame groups. PGW offers stocks for only the small and large frame models. We do not manufacture forearms for the Colt Lightning.