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Old 05-28-2017, 1:26 PM
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Default Colt "Lightning" Rifle/Carbine owners needed for lawsuit...

Hi Calgunners,

The Colt "Lightning" carbine/rifle series was a line of pump-action guns, with original production ranging
from mid-1880s thru early 1900s. Some other companies may have produced these too - though modern
1990s reproductions (Taurus) are likely not suitable for us due to mag design.

The Colt guns came in small-frame (.22 rimfire), medium-frame (pistol calibers like 44-40) and larger frame
(rifle/heavy caliber, like .50-95 Express) variants.

The mid-frame versions had tubular mags holding 12 - 16 rounds of pistol-caliber ammo - typically .32-20,
.38-40 or .44-40.

If you own a Colt "Lightning" pump rifle/carbine (or a reproduction) and...

  • you have "mid-frame" variant w/tube mag holding over 10 rds (typically 26" or 20" bbl)
  • prefer post-1898 . . . but pre-'98 is still useful.
  • gun is legitimately yours
  • you're a nonprohibited, law-abiding person w/clean criminal history
  • you're a CA resident
  • if a "clone" model, must be pre-2000 to be regarded as lawfully possessed/transferred etc.

. . . and you'd be willing to participate in a lawsuit against the government -- please contact me via PM
and I'll connect you with our lawyer.


[It is unlikely 1990s "cowboy clones" of this gun by Taurus, etc. will suffice given shorter mag tubes.]

Even if you just KNOW of someone and can help route us to an appropriate Colt Lightning pistol caliber carbine
owner, it'd be appreciated.

Please do not discuss details further in this thread, just contact me or link me to people w such guns. The
reasons may be obvious to quite a few here but there's no reason to show all our ankle....

Let's maintain focus here - please do not clutter this thread or send messages about lever action guns, etc.


Bill Wiese
San Jose, CA

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