What a Colt Lighting Express Model carbine looks like


Colt Lighting Express Model carbine

Produced by Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co. c.1887-1894 for British export – serial number 5317 manufactured in 1891.
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Also known as the Colt Lightning large-frame, complementing the medium-frame in .44-40 and the small-frame plinker in .22 rimfire. The Express model was fit to deal with large game like bisons, although by 1891 there wasn’t many more than a handful of those left in the States.