From its introduction in 1884, more than 185,000 Colt Lightning rifles were made. Known for its speed, the Colt rifle could beat any Winchester. Samuel Colt used to say, "Nothing is faster than Lightning." 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 short, hand-conforming forend features cut checkering for a positive gripping surface during speed cycling. Loading the magazine of the Lightning Rifle is safe and easy, because it is done with the action open. The full-length, tubular magazine reaches to the muzzle of the octagonal barrel and a front blade sight is dovetailed into the top of the muzzle. The rifle comes with the original factory cardboard box and features an elevation-adjustable rear sight. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.