Last year, Navy Arms partnered with Winchester and Turnbull and released an outstanding Miroku-made replica of the Winchester 1873 lever action rifle. Public reaction was strong, and for this reason Navy Arms decided to expand the line up to include additional models, including a replica of the Colt 1884 Lightning pump action rifle . . .
The rifle is made by the Italian firm Davide Pedersoli, a company known for their high-quality replica firearms. For this run, Pedersoli adds stocks made from hand-selected, Grade 1 American Walnut, and includes checkering at the wrist and forend.
The guns are then shipped to the United States, where the receiver and metal furniture are bone-charcoal color case hardened, and accented with nitre blued screws and a high-polish blued full octagonal barrel. Sights are a semi-buckhorn rear and gold-bead dovetail front sight. The upper tang is also drilled and tapped to accept the Marble Arms peep tang sight.
According to Navy Arms, there version of the Lighting “has a unique coil-spring extraction system that ensures fast, high ejection of spent cartridges. Unlike other maker’s systems that have proven to be troublesome to shooters.”
The Navy Arms Lightning Available in both 20″ and 24″ and in both .45 Colt and .357.
Navy Arms has also partnered with Winchester Firearms and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to re-create a limited edition deluxe version of the Winchester “Centennial Model” 1873 lever-action rifle. Details of this firearm are available here, but I will share a few of the pics I took of this rifle at the 2016 SHOT Show: