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. 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 fore-end of the Uberti Lightning Rifle 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. A front blade sight is dovetailed into the top of the muzzle. The Lightning features a luster-finished, satin walnut straight stock 24-1/4" octagonal barrel. The rifle holds 13+1 rounds of .45 Colt ammunition and the frame and trigger guard and case-hardened.