Left: The short, hand-conforming fore-end of the Uberti Lightning Rifle features cut checkering for a positive gripping surface during speed cycling. Middle: Loading the magazine of the Lightning Rifle is safe and easy, because it is done with the action open. Right: The full-length, tubular magazine reaches to the muzzle of the octagonal barrel. A front blade sight is dovetailed into the top of the muzzle.
The Colt Lightning Rifle, introduced in 1884, was chambered in .44-40, the most popular pistol round offered for Colt’s 1873 single action revolvers. Colt followed with Lightning Rifles in three different frame sizes, to accommodate a wide range of cartridges, from .22 caliber to .50-95 Express. Known for its speed, the Colt rifle could beat any Winchester. Samuel Colt used to say, “Nothing is faster than Lightning.” More than 185,000 of the Colt rifles were manufactured, but a new one hadn’t been made since 1904... until now.
The Lightning Rifle by Uberti is an exact replica of the original Colt Lightning, but will safely stand up to modern ammunition because it’s made with modern steel and today’s manufacturing techniques. The Lightning Rifle is available in .45 Colt or .357 Magnum, all with luster-finished satin walnut stocks and your choice of blued or color case-hardened receivers.
|1875 Lightning Slide-Action Rifle|
|356026||Short Rifle||.45 Colt||20"||Case-Hardened Frame and Trigger Guard||$1,279|
|356027||Short Rifle||.357 Mag||20"||Case-Hardened Frame and Trigger Guard||$1,279|
|356028||Rifle||.45 Colt||24.25"||Case-Hardened Frame and Trigger Guard||$1,279|
|356029||Rifle||.357 Mag||24.25"||Case-Hardened Frame and Trigger Guard||$1,279|
Capacity: 10+1 Short Rifle, 13+1 24.25" Rifle
Number of Grooves: 6
Total Length: 37" and 41.25"
Weight: 6.2 and 6.5 lbs.
Stock: A-Grade walnut straight
|BBL = BARREL||C/H = CASE-HARDENED||B/S = BACKSTRAP||T/G = TRIGGER GUARD|
Specifications subject to change without notice.