Colt Lightning - Pistolsmith

Go Back   Pistolsmith > Revolver Forum > Colt Revolvers

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: missouri
Posts: 1
Question Colt Lightning

Greeting from north central missouri
does anyone know a gunsmith who will work on a Colt Lightning?I know they were a poor design,this one is in fair to good shape just does not want to work
Remove Ads
Old 02-05-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 489
Hello, welcome. Believe it or not, those old guns (and other double actions of similar style/vintage) are still used in some Cowboy Action Shooting side matches. You might ask around through the Single Action Shooting Association (SASS) website, or any local gun clubs that hold those events.

They are considered to be difficult to keep in working order for more than a modest amount of shooting. For good reason the design was improved upon and set aside in a relatively short amount of years.
Old 02-05-2014, 04:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,800
As above, there are a few specialty gunsmiths who do Cowboy type gunsmithing that will work on the old Lightning.

Check out the SASS site and some of the Cowboy shooting forums for recommendations.
The people capable of working on these don't work for minimum wages, so it'll be expensive.

  Pistolsmith > Revolver Forum > Colt Revolvers

Search tags for this page
colt firearms lightning
colt lightning

colt lightning cowboy action

colt lightning for sale
colt lightning gunsmiths
cowboy action gunsmiths in missouri
gunsmiths that work on colt lightning rifles
single action cowboy gunsmiths in missouri
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: 1877 Colt Lightning Revolver Loading Gate Loyer Classifieds 0 10-06-2013 03:15 PM
Another Colt 1877 Lightning Spring Question Loyer Colt Pre-War Pistols 3 10-06-2013 10:11 AM
Question Re: 1877 Colt Lightning Loyer Colt Pre-War Pistols 2 09-04-2013 07:31 PM
Colt 380 Lightning Kakarat Colt Pistols 2 07-26-2003 07:52 AM
"leather lightning"? legalhack Holsters and Belts 8 08-15-2002 03:49 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 1999-2012 Pistolsmith. All rights reserved.