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The official history of colt firearms from 1836 to. Among these are the first colt paterson revolver in 1836, the colt single action army of 1873, popularly known as the peacemaker and the gun that won the west, the model 1911 pistol, and the m16 assault rifle, emblematic of the american military experience in vietnam. Colts genius in both inventing and marketing helped make connecticut a major center for firearms manufacturing throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Early american firearms and their makers august 2016 table of contents.
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A stunning twovolume set that is a landmark in firearms book history. David miller the history of browning firearms first edition 2006. Wilson has produced what may well be the definitive work on colt firearms. Rare and hard to find colt gun books, out of print, excellent condition. If your firearm does not appear in the listing, please understand that this is not a comprehensive database. He has worked with the metropolitan museum of art and is a member. Enjoy brilliant sunsets and dark starstudded nights that shroud rushing rivers, spouting geysers, and extensive forests. In the annals of the history of american firearms development, no name is more recognizable than that of colonel samuel colt 18141862. Introduction general works individual gunmakers allen and wheelock bullard colt deringer parker remington ruger savage l. Samuel colt 18141862 first patented his colt revolver in 1835 and thereby redefined the architecture of handguns. This book covers the production history of colt firearms from the 1830s to 2007. Whether youknow it as an accurate, cowboy, texas ranger, gunslinging, out west, corral gun, or as alittle protection, the peacemaker by samuel colt and samuel colt will never be forgotten.
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What is the best book concerning our favorite pistol the 1911 acp general gun discussion. This book serves as a reliable, easytouse reference for the collector and military historian. Using records from the colt factory, regimental books, ordnance departmentbureau and the treasury department and surviving examples of the revolvers, the author has amassed a database. Complementing his previous work, the colt heritage.
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Colt revolvers the handbook of texas online texas state. Colts patent fire arms manufacturing company records, circa 18101980 rg 103. Pate the definitive history of the colt model 1860 army revolver. I think this book will become as hard to find as the book of colt firearms by the same author. A full and comprehensive history of colt firearms from their origin to the present. I would like to share the colt history with our members and make it a part of our historical heritage too. The west a place big and bold plains, prairie, desert, mountains.
Volume i is text and pictures and the place to start. Interspersing his narrative with some biographical information on sam colt and his company, wilson traces the development of the company. He was the author of illustrated and detailed books regarding the histories of various firearm companies, the art of firearm engraving and embellishment, and sam colt, inventor of the revolver. It of course covers the history of colt firearms, and was written by who else. Wilsons first book, samuel colt presents, was published in 1961 when he was 22 years old. This stunning book is the first to present in detail the evolution of his most famous invention and to document the unsurpassed colt. History of the colt revolver first edition samuel colt. A history of colt firearms colt, samuel haven, charles t. Colts manufacturing company firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers.
In his 1954 book colt firearms from 1836, james serven noted that during his decades of colt research, he contacted antique colt collectors in europe to find out all he could about the makers of colt imitations. Colt plastic buttons by betty korostynski msbs 2001. Yellowstone press proudly presents the art of the gun, magnificent colts. The colt model 1903 pocket hammerless not to be confused with the colt model 1903 pocket hammer or the m1903 springfield rifle is a. Wilson, historical consultant to the colts manufacturing company. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Belden and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Skyhorse publishing is proud to publish a broad range of. The official history of colt firearms from 1836 to the present. The first firearm manufactured at the new paterson plant, however, was the colt first model ring lever rifle beginning in 1837. No other firearms author has more titles in and out of print that r. A history of the colt patent firearms manufacturing company video february 23, 2017 ian mccollum manufacturer 16 today we will take a look at the history of the colt company, from sam colts first efforts in paterson and before to the west hartford remnants that survive today. This site provides values and information on firearms in a convenient online pricing guide format, and allows you to find out what your used guns are worth.
The plastics division of colts patent firearms manufacturing co. Colts patent fire arms manufacturing company records. Dean k boorman discover the fascinating story of the colt firearms, including the worlds most famous revolver, complete with more than 150 fullcolor photos. Australian heritage colt percussion firearms trove. An american legendthe official history of colt firearms from. Discover the fascinating story of the colt firearms, including the worlds most famous revolver, complete with more than 150 fullcolor photos.
In more recent times, colt firearms have been carried by u. In 1836, connecticutborn gun manufacturer samuel colt 181462 received a u. Colt s manufacturing company firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. Colts were the favorite revolver in the opening of the west and quickly gained an international reputation for ingenuity, reliability, and style. This richly illustrated, beautifully presented work is the official history of william b. His most recent publication, history and art of the american gun, was published in 2016, and during that span of 55 years, wilson averaged approximately one book per year. Information provided here is approximate, if you wish to support your investment with the purchase of a complete history and letter of authenticity for your firearm or for more information, please contact colts archive department.
Also in 1955, colt released one of the most famous revolvers in history, the colt python. Hundreds of books have been written about samuel colt and his guns, and hundreds more about historical episodes in which. An illustrated history is the perfect gift for gun, weapon, and military history enthusiasts. The book pictures every model of colt firearm made from 1836 to 1985. Wilson is a worldrecognized expert on firearms and the author of more than 50 books. The first practical revolvingcylinder handgun was invented in 1831 by samuel colt of hartford, connecticut, and patented on february 25, 1836, the year of the texas revolution. The name coltsynonymous with firearmsbelongs to sam colt, who changed the industry on a global scale after patenting his first revolver in 1835. The name coltsynonymous with firearmsbelongs to sam. First edition of this excellent history of colt firearms. The revolver of the american west by jeffrey richardson. The national rifle association nra firearms classic library is a collection of previously issued books about firearms, bound in attractive ribbed leather bindings with gilt decoration and with all edges gilt. A history of the colt revolver and the other arms made by colts patent fire arms manufacturing company from 1836 to 1940 by haven, charles t. The cobra, python, diamondback, viper, boa, king cobra, anaconda all detailed. These are not shooting, maintenance, or history books, but very good references.
This is considered by colt to be the official history of colt firearms. Colt vintage hunting books and manuals for sale ebay. Heres an example of the type of information you will see in a colt historical letter. Seeking a government contract for his guns, colt visited the office of the u. This corporation suffered quality problems in production. These are the five longestserving firearms in military history. Wilson colt and its collectors colt collectors association fine colts the dr. Texas became a proving ground and nearly the only market for colts revolutionary product. These revolvers are some of the most incredible firearms made and the authors of this book have compiled an incredible and historical glimpse into the history of these firearms. Wilson considered by most collectors to be the book for colt collectors, this massive 608 page profusely illustrated masterpiece is a must for a serious gun collectors library. Home to people for more than 10,000 years who relish the wild places and live off the bounty of the land. Superbly illustrated, the history of colt firearms recounts the fascinating story of this most legendary name from the entire 650year saga of firearms.1488 1471 816 1459 1192 1164 1376 115 1009 480 1424 1229 1307 1324 265 360 264 889 573 400 1394 33 526 208 638 869 1294 339 895 539 1391 172 706 677 693 346 1386 643 628 1351 744 774 820 1353 1460 1114 836 55