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Thread: Colt Lightning

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    Boolit Mold
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    Jan 2019

    Colt Lightning

    I was in a gun store and ran across a gun that I had never seen before. It was a Colt Lightning in excellent condition in 32/20. It was selling for $899.00. Is that a good price?

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    Boolit Grand Master

    Wayne Smith's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
    Check the barrel. If it is good, that is a very good price by my understanding. Even if it is a repro it is a good price. New I believe they go over $1000.
    Wayne the Shrink

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    Boolit Grand Master Outpost75's Avatar
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    May 2013
    over the hill, out in the woods and far away
    Even if the bore is rotten, if the rifle is otherwise OK mechanically, working and missing no parts, at that price it is worth buying to have professionally relined and rechambered.
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    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Thanks for the input. The gun looked almost brand new. But did check the bore.

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    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Northern Michigan
    I have heard of feeding problems with them. Might be why it looks new.
    Don Verna

    NRA Endowment Member

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    Boolit Master

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    Jun 2009
    North central Ohio
    Definitely yes.
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