Colt Lightning Rifle 32-20

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  1. Cougarak47

    Cougarak47 New Member

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    I just purchased a Colt Lightning Rifle in 32-20 and I don"t believe the front wooden forearm is orginial according to all the pictures and research I've done. Can anyone tell me where I might be able to find an orginial forearm? I have seen some websites for some parts but not the forearms. I appeciate any help. Thanks,Cougarak47
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Can you let us look at a picture of the forearm? I am sure some of the folks would be interested.

    There is a repro being made of that rifle; I have no idea whether a repro forearm would fit and/or look right, but it might be worth a try. Another, more costly, way would be to find a Lightning at a gun show and get permission to photograph the forearm, then have one made.

    Jim
  3. Cougarak47

    Cougarak47 New Member

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    HPIM2314.jpg

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    I have downloaded two pictures. I hope this helps. I would rather have an original forearm but a correct style reproduction would work.
  4. Cougarak47

    Cougarak47 New Member

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    I have recently found websites with black plastic replacement forearms but still looking for a wooden one either new or old.Thanks,Cougarak47
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  6. Cougarak47

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    Thanks Trap55. I have allready checked the one website and I don't believe they carried the forearm but the other one could make it for me. Still looking for a good original if possible. Thanks again,Cougarak47
  7. oscarmayer

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    check with Bob's gun shop he does have a web site www.gun-part/colt ? good people to do business with if he doesn't have he knows who does. but i did notice on the web site he list one for a colt lightning 46.00 ?
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    Sigh, I once had a Colt Lightning in .22 Long. I had to sell it during some bad times.
  9. mr. mike

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    Hi,
    I sent a couple of photos of my Colt 32-20 early issue Lightning. You can see what the slide should look like. I hope you find them useful. These old Colt's are nice to have, all though the values appear to have peaked. But they are still collectible and great conversation pieces.
    Mike

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  10. Cougarak47

    Cougarak47 New Member

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    Thanks to everyone especially mr.Mike. Great pictures. I'm envious. I have found some forearms but not many of them are checkered. I did find a reproduction from awaguns.com that looks pretty good. I'm waiting to here back from them to see if it will fit my Colt original. Thanks,Cougarak47
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