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.
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Colt Lightning .22 Caliber Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

This .22 rimfire rifle outsold the Medium and Large frame variations, and was the last of the slide-action rifles to be discontinued by Colt, in 1904. In this 17-year period 89,912 were made.
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Colt Lightning Large Frame Rifle Buttstock

This rifle was featured by Colt as having a weight and caliber advantage for large game hunting. Colt touted this rifle, with its simple and "perfect" breech action as "making the Rifle absolutely safe against accidental explosion..."

Deluxe Stock Finishing Kit

Stock Finishing Kits

Convenient in-a-box supplies for fitting and finishing stocks. Save money by ordering the kit!

We offer two stock finishing kits. The Standard Kit consists of inletting black, three grits of sandpaper, filler/sealer, PGW Classic Oil Finish, neutral colored gunstock wax, a green "Scotch-Brite" pad (replaces steel wool), polishing cloth, and brushes. Our Deluxe Kit adds a straight file, a half round file, and straight and curved hand gouges -- everything you need to properly fit and finish stocks at a savings over buying the products individually, in one handy box. The Standard Kit is $29.50; the Deluxe Kit is $49.50. Note: Due to Postal and Customs Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally, including shipments to Canada.