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Somebody asked for pics of Colt 22 rifles Here is a ss Colteer 22 mag , ss Colteer 22 lr and a Stagecoach All very accurate .
 

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I always wanted to see the boxes for the semi auto's . Can you post a pic or two ? Thanks!
 

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I will have to look at the box tonight to be sure what the scene is. It does have a scene of some type, maybe a stagecoach. Its been a while since I pulled it out and looked at it.
 

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Acre5,

That was me who asked for the pictures.
Question from top to bottom: is the first a semi operated, the second a pump action and the third a bolt rifle?

Thanks a lot for the pictures!
 

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The Stagecoach box is not like the one you referred to. Its brown with an outline of the rifle in a off white color. Underneath the rifle outline is a drawing of a stagecoach being pulled by horses. Gunsmoke the second rifle is also semi-auto (Stagecoach).
 

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Gunsmoke: Top is a Colteer single shot bolt action 22mag

Middle Stagecoach 22 semi auto

bottom is a Colteer single shot bolt action 22lr
 

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Thanks Acre5 for the intel!
 

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Here is one that I own
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a little older than the others but I would appreciate opinions on if you think the stock is original.
 

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Re: That may be original

If you look at page 259 in Wilson's "Colt an American Legend" book you will see a high grade Colt Lightning 22 presentation gun with a similar type pistol grip. Maybe a factory letter would confirm. Also my 1878 and 1883 shotguns both have the brass oval insert on the bottom of the rear stock for initials. My 22 lightning has a commonly encountered straight stock. I bought my gun for $125 with a shot out bore. So another $115 later it was religned. Now it is my favorite backyord shooter with either super colobri or short and long CB cartridges. I have shot high speed short and longs in it with no problems but mostly shoot the CBs. Your gun is sure pretty to look at. Mike
 

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Re: That may be original

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If you look at page 259 in Wilson's "Colt an American Legend" book you will see a high grade Colt Lightning 22 presentation gun with a similar type pistol grip. Maybe a factory letter would confirm. Also my 1878 and 1883 shotguns both have the brass oval insert on the bottom of the rear stock for initials. My 22 lightning has a commonly encountered straight stock. I bought my gun for $125 with a shot out bore. So another $115 later it was religned. Now it is my favorite backyord shooter with either super colobri or short and long CB cartridges. I have shot high speed short and longs in it with no problems but mostly shoot the CBs. Your gun is sure pretty to look at. Mike

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Mike,
I had chance to look at Wilson's book and the rifle you mentioned does look exactly like mine. The stock has been extended on the one I have, but it actually feels better than the standard stocks of the other lightning's I have.
I paid the same amount for this one as you did for yours, one of the best buys I have ever made. Even with the damage where someone mounted a scope.
 

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Is there anyway that you could post a pic of the markings on the barrel of the ss 22 mag. I ask because I have one that had been reblued, lost some of the markings. I would like to restore it back to original, any help would be appreciated
Jason
 
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