Looking for info on colt 22 rifle colteer lever action mode around 1963?
in 1969 serial numbers were started. the colteers were started in 1964
Your model number should be posted on the rifle.If it has worn off do to age and handling then you have 4 choices.First if it is marked 30US.then you have a Model 1895 lever action rifle.Second if it is marked 30WCF,then you have a early model 1894 lever action rifle,or a model 55 lever action rifle.Last you could have a model 64 lever action rifle in 30-30 Win.
Bolt action came first. It was first produced in 1824, whereas the lever action didn't go into production until 1860. A2: The lever action Volcanic was in limited production in the 1850's. Its design was "borrowed" by Henry, and then, Winchester. There were others, like Spencer; and single-shot levers like Sharps were made during around the civil war . Levers are usually not as strong as bolt actions and can't take as powerful cartridges.