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  • Colt's New Agent 1911 -- Why Can't I Buy One In California?

    03/12/2017 2:45:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 68 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | March 12, 2017 | Tom Correa
      Dear Friends, Have you ever had a chance to buy something but didn't, then later kick yourself in the ass for not doing so. Well, that's the way I'm feeling about not buying a Colt New Agent 1911. Why can't I buy one? Well, it has to do with new Colt 1911s not being sold in California anymore. Colt rifles are accessible to residents of California, and so are Single Actions, but not the Colt 1911 or any of its versions including the Colt New Agent. In May of 2015, believe it or not, the California DOJ's endless...
  • The Keefe Report: Colt CobraA New Factory Double-Action Colt

    12/31/2016 10:32:10 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 65 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | January 1, 2017 | Mark Keefe
    To do this job right, one has to keep secrets. And Colt dropped the biggest secret of 2017 on me, then told me to keep my yap shutuntil now. Finally, the biggest news in new gun introductions is out. Colt is back in the double-action revolver business... If you haunt, odds are you have seen the prices of Colt revolvers skyrocket. Anything with a snake name has been going for big moneysometimes ridiculous money. My friend Steve Fjestad from Blue Book of Gun Values recently wrote about this. While some of the lunacy has subsided, it is clear...
  • First Look: Colt M16A1 Reissue

    12/07/2016 4:54:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 91 replies ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | Drew Warden
    The classic M16A1 was the iconic rifle of the Vietnam War. It was issued to the vast majority of U.S. soldiers during the conflict, and its general success in combat led to its continued service in the U.S. armed forces in varied forms over the years. And of course it wasnt too long before the M16s popularity translated to the civilian market as well.Luckily, earlier this summer at the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville, Kentucky, Colt teased the release of a reproduction, semi-auto-only M16A1 that faithfully replicates the look and features of the original, Vietnam-era rifle....
  • How the Colt Single Action Army Revolver Won the West

    11/05/2016 11:19:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies ^ | Nov. 3, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    On October 26, 1881, shots rang out at the O.K. Corral. Within the first 30 seconds of the shootout, three members of the Clanton gang were killed. Men on both sides, including Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Billy Clanton, would become legends in part because of what happened in Tombstone, Arizona. They were firing a legendary weapon, too. The Colt Single Action Army held many names over the years. First came its clunky official title, the New Model Army Metallic Cartridge Revolving Pistol. But soon it became known as the Frontier, the Equalizer, the Model P, and most famously,...
  • A Sub-$700 Colt M4? The 5.56mm Colt Expanse. Full Review.

    09/20/2016 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 45 replies
    Guns America Blog ^ | 9/14/16 | Jon Hodoway
    When it comes to ARs, it all goes back to Colt. Sure, Eugene Stoner at ArmaLite developed the 7.62mm AR-10 that would evolve to become the AR-15 in 5.56mm, but it was Colt who purchased the rights to the latter design and not only captured government contracts for it as the M16 family of firearms, but also brought it to the civilian market at first as the AR-15 SP1 and then as the Sporter family of AR-15 rifles. Now, you should realize that while the AR is a well-accepted and extremely popular firearm today, it was extremely controversial in those...
  • When Business Becomes History – Why Industry is Leaving Connecticut

    02/05/2016 7:50:23 AM PST · by grayhog · 21 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 2/05/16 | MyLinh Shattan
    "Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal." It's an interesting idea to ponder. President Lincoln is praised universally today, across the aisle, and around the world, but what of Samuel Colt? Who is Samuel Colt? ...The region reminds me of New York's former boomtowns like Kingston and Binghamton, and Connecticut's Waterbury and Hartford. These once vibrant communities and buildings were gutted by the twin blades of time and politicians, their facades decaying and cadaverous, lining streets and throughways like architectural tombstones. Where is everyone? Kingston and Binghamton were home to IBM and Singer Link....
  • Colt files for bankruptcy

    06/16/2015 9:02:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies ^ | 6-16-2015 | Mike VanOuse
    On June 15, 2015, Colt Defense filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11.  How can that possibly be? In Dwight Eisenhower’s Farewell Address, he warned the Nation of the growing influence of a vast “Military Industrial Complex.”  In the next decade plus, 2,709,918 Americans served in Vietnam, witnessing astronomical amounts of ordnance dumped on the Southeast Asian jungles, the manufacture of which made many in the Military Industrial Complex obscenely rich.  Most of the troops were issued M-16 Rifles, provided by Colt, presumably one of the members of the complex that reaped the benefits.   The newest iteration of...
  • Colt Defense to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by Monday

    06/15/2015 7:31:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 06/15/15 | Matt Jarzemsky
    Gun maker Colt Defense LLC plans to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by Monday, according to people familiar with the matter, amid business and accounting troubles. The company has secured financing to continue operating while in bankruptcy and expects to remain in business after the restructuring, the people said. The West Hartford, Conn.-based company, with a legacy dating to 17th century New England, developed a pistol it calls the gun that won the West and enjoyed a lucrative stretch in the late 1990s and early 2000s as the U.S. militarys sole supplier of the M4 line of firearms widely...
  • Colt Defense Files for Chapter 11

    06/14/2015 10:43:43 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 72 replies
    Dow Jones Business News NASDAQ ^ | June 14, 2015, 09:15:00 PM EDT | by Dow Jones Business News
    Gun maker Colt Defense LLC said late Sunday it is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy-court protection, amid business- execution issues and a heavy debt burden.
  • Iconic gunmaker Colt is on the brink of bankruptcy

    06/13/2015 10:37:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 85 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 6/13/2015 | Aaron Smith
    Colt, the iconic American gunmaker, could be bankrupt within days. The company, that has been making guns for 160 years, has been struggling financially and missed a $10.9 million interest payment on its debt in mid-May. Colt admitted, in a regulatory filing, that its failure to make that interest payment raises "substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue as a going concern." Colt also said it "may seek relief under the bankruptcy code." The company has a 30-day grace period until June 14 to make the interest payment after which it has to find a way to restructure the...
  • Well used Colt Officer's Model has been passed down the line

    05/29/2015 3:14:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My father had a Colt officers model .38 for many years. I first remember it being in the house about 1960 or so, but he likely had it well before that. I recall shooting it as a child, and thinking that it was powerful, and loud. My brother was given the pistol; I did not feel slighted, as there were plenty of guns to go around. One of the interactions that I had with the old Colt was when it was impounded when my brother got into some legal difficulties. The Colt was sent to the Crime Lab in...
  • Colt Python - Nickle...Opinions

    05/25/2015 2:06:07 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 123 replies
    Only me | 5/25/15 | Me
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.... I need some input on a handgun. I was gifted a Colt Python (.357 magnum) from my father. I'd like to know what this thing is worth.
  • Marines Allow Operators to Choose Glocks over MARSOC .45s (G-19 9mm are preferred)

    02/28/2015 5:42:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    The Marine Corps has authorized MARSOC operators to carry Glock pistols, since most of the elite outfit's members prefer the popular 9mm over the custom .45 pistols the service bought them in 2012. The Corps issued a Feb. 2 Marine Administrative Message, or MARADMIN, that green-lighted Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, or MARSOC, units to use the Glock 19, a proven design used by many units in U.S. Special Operations Command. The reliable, easy-to-maintain 9mm features a polymer frame and a 17-round magazine. The Marine Corps just completed an exhaustive search for a new MARSOC pistol in 2012. The...
  • World's Most Powerful Handgun-The Walker Colt .44 Revolver

    12/24/2014 8:10:34 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 7, 2012 | The Company of Military Historians
    Detailed -- and interesting -- information about an impressive firearm.
  • The Liberal Policies that are Killing A Gun Company

    12/07/2014 8:24:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies ^ | December 7, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Given that our Commander in Chief is a surprisingly decent firearm salesman, its a little odd that one of Americas most prolific gun manufacturers might soon be facing an agonizing financial death. But, thats exactly where Colt is headed if things dont change drastically. It takes a very specialized form of failure for a gun company to miss out on the Obama-inspired run on guns, the assault weapon craze of the 2000s, and the proliferation of Concealed Carry in the 1990s, but thats exactly what happened. And, worse, this isnt Colts first foray into fiscal failure. In fact, this...
  • REPORT: Colt May Default After Poor Quarterly Results

    11/14/2014 3:28:19 PM PST · by aimhigh · 46 replies
    Grand View Outdoor News ^ | 11/13/2014 | Christian Lowe
    The Wall Street Journal reports that Colt Defense LLC has filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it does not have the funds to pay back loans and may default on its payments to bondholders. According to the report, Colt is expected to declare a loss of as much as 60 percent for the quarter over last year, based largely on declining sales and delays in payment for government contracts. Colt told the SEC it may not be able to make a nearly $11 million payment next month on a $248.8 million loan.
  • The Best Handgun Ever Stopped Attackers Cold (M1911)

    10/02/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 2, 2014 | Paul Huard
    A highly religious man who was a former pacifist and the legendary pistol he carried are responsible for one of the most impressive acts of an American fighting man in the nations history. His name was Sgt. Alvin York and during World War I he used a M1911 .45-caliber pistol to stop an attack by six German soldiers while he helped assault a German machine-gun nest near Chatel-Chhry on the Western Front.
  • Crony-Capitalism is A Great Way to Kill a Gun Company

    07/19/2014 11:31:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | July 19, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    t they do best: Go on strike. By 1988, the company had lost a number of high-dollar contracts, and the end of their beginning was clearly at hand. In the decade to follow, their competitors warmly embraced Americas newfound fascination with the civilian market, concealed carry, and home defense. Colt, on the other hand, decided to take a more pragmatic approach. And, by pragmatic, I mean liberal approach: A wealthy industrialist, from the heart of a non-gun-owning Manhattan family, decided he could steer the company to better times. With a man who knew nothing about guns at the helm, Colt...
  • Can Colt Firearms Survive?

    05/24/2014 8:35:48 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 54 replies
    I recently had occasion to read through the S.E.C. 10Q filing for the newly formed Colt Defense, which is a limited liability corporation comprised of New Colt Holding, Colt Manufacturing, Colt Defense Technical Services, Colt Canada, Colt Finance, & Colt International among others. The merged company has brought the manufacture of Colt long guns and Colt hand guns together into a single enterprise, however the company reported a loss in the most recent quarter and the sale of long guns was reported down more than 50% from a year ago (~24million in Q1 2014 vs ~52million Q1 2013). Some of...
  • Colt Commando

    02/21/2014 12:53:00 PM PST · by chasio649 · 28 replies
    me ^ | 2/21/14 | chasio649
    Just bought a >38 Special Colt Commando nickel plated(old Police issue) from a friend....Payed $250...Is this an OK deal? What a smooth action on this revolver.
  • Should You Load Five, Or Should You Load Six? (Single Action Basics) [video only]

    12/18/2013 6:54:28 PM PST · by servo1969 · 41 replies ^ | 9-18-2013 | Hickok45
    "The questions as to why we load five rounds in a six-chambered revolver never dies. I attempt to give some graphic insight into why we do this. The S&W Top-Break replica is from Taylor's & Company, made by Uberti."
  • M16 Full Auto Suppressed [video only]

    08/30/2013 6:01:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 8-30-2013 | hickok45
    Shooting and discussing the iconic M16 / AR15 / M4 platform. The upper on this select fire lower is actually my 6920 Colt, which performs flawlessly. Thanks again to Silencerco for bringing by a nice bag of "toys."
  • Wooed by Gun-Friendly States, Some Manufacturers Pull Up Stakes

    08/05/2013 1:28:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/5/13 | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    BRISTOL, Conn. Even gun makers want to be liked. So governors and other politicians from states eager to embrace the industry have descended on places where they are not so popular like Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Colorado offering tax breaks and outright cash grants to persuade them to relocate. I sensed an opportunity, said Alan Clemmons, a South Carolina state representative, who traveled to Connecticut in the spring as part of a successful effort to lure PTR, a maker of assault rifles here. They are not feeling loved right now in Connecticut. Were delighted to have...
  • Gun Maker Colt To Open Kissimmee Plant

    08/05/2013 12:02:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    WFTV ^ | Aug. 5, 2013 | WFTV
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. A gun manufacturer will soon be one step closer to opening a facility in central Florida. Gov. Rick Scott announced in 2011 that top gun manufacturer Colt would open up a new plant in Kissimmee
  • Vintage 1938 Photo: .38 Colt Revolver with Camera That Photographs When the Trigger is Pulled

    07/06/2013 10:31:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1938 | Retronaut
    Circa 1938: Revolver Camera A Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when the trigger is pulled. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera. New York.
  • Black Powder vs Smokeless Powder (video only)

    07/05/2013 7:38:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 7-4-2013 | hickok45
    A basics video to show the difference between black powder and smokeless powder. Many who hear these terms are likely not clear as to what is meant or have some misconceptions.
  • 'Mystery' Horse Impregnates Five Mares on Bourbon Farm

    04/28/2013 10:42:38 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies ^ | April 23, 2013 | Greg Kocher
    'Mystery' Horse Impregnates Five Mares on Bourbon Farm CENTERVILLE As bettors and the general public study equine bloodlines to prep for their possible Kentucky Derby wagers, Bourbon County horse owner Marilyn Montavon is trying to solve a mystery that could cost her thousands of dollars. On April 15, tax-filing deadline day, two new dependents showed up on her farm in the form of two foals a colt born to the mare Goldie and a filly born to Mert. The babies were a surprise to Montavon because she has no studs on her farm, and she hadn't bred the...
  • Firearms Company Relocating To North Texas

    04/06/2013 2:31:04 PM PDT · by redreno · 47 replies ^ | April 5, 2013 10:10 PM | by Jason Allen & Brian New
    BRECKENRIDGE (CBS 11 NEWS) A firearms company that makes AR-15 style rifles for the iconic brand Colt, will open a plant in Breckenridge in Stephens County. Oregon company Bold Ideas confirmed the development Friday. Bold Ideas goes by the name Colt Competition, making high accuracy rifles for competition shooting. The company has not officially announced the opening, but employment applications are already available at the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce. A non-specific, help wanted ad appeared in the local newspaper classifieds earlier in the week.
  • So, Colt, Mossberg, Marlin, and Ruger, are you going to stay in Connecticut? (Vanity)

    04/02/2013 7:23:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    4-2-2013 | Vanity
    Connecticut pols strike deal to expand assault-weapons ban, restrict high-capacity magazines"Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday which would include a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead. The proposal includes new registration requirements for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets. The package also creates what lawmakers said is the nation's first statewide dangerous weapon offender registry, creates a new "ammunition eligibility certificate," imposes immediate universal background checks for all firearms sales, and extends the state's assault weapons ban to 100 new types of firearms...
  • Colt to bolt? Gun maker's boss says company feels unwelcome in Connecticut

    03/22/2013 10:36:45 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 28 replies via Yahoo ^ | March 21, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Colt's Manufacturing, the company that has made the iconic gun dubbed "The Peacemaker" for more than a century, could pull up its Connecticut stakes after coming under fire in the national debate over the Second Amendment. President and CEO Dennis Veilleux said the pro-gun control climate that has taken hold in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre and other firearm attacks has left him feeling unwelcome in the state his company has called home for 175 years. Proposed laws being debated by the Legislature and pushed by Gov. Dannel Malloy include a new gun offender registry, an expanded...
  • Colt to bolt? Gun maker's boss says company feels unwelcome in Connecticut

    03/22/2013 7:43:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>Colt's Manufacturing, the company that has made the iconic gun dubbed "The Peacemaker" for more than a century, could pull up its Connecticut stakes after coming under fire in the national debate over the Second Amendment.</p> <p>President and CEO Dennis Veilleux said the pro-gun control climate that has taken hold in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre and other firearm attacks has left him feeling unwelcome in the state his company has called home for 175 years. Proposed laws being debated by the Legislature and pushed by Gov. Dannel Malloy include a new gun offender registry, an expanded assault weapons ban, ammunition restrictions and a ban on bulk purchases of handguns. Veilleux said those measures have put Colt and its nearly 700 employees in the crosshairs.</p>
  • Colt CEO: Ban Would Hurt Iconic Brand

    03/21/2013 5:19:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Maar. 18, 2013 | Dennis Veilleux
    OP-EDThe Hartford Courant 7:17 p.m. EDT, March 18, 2013 As a leader of a Connecticut manufacturing business who answers to owners, I can tell you the one question I am asked regularly, "Why does it make sense to stay or grow here?" For 175 years, Hartford and Connecticut have been our home. The genius and vision of Samuel Colt built a core of manufacturing excellence that helped make Hartford one of the nation's wealthiest cities and ignited the industrial revolution in the Connecticut River Valley. Amazingly, that heritage continues with a substantial firearms industry and a critical mass of skilled...
  • Entire 1st Shift of COLT shows up in Hartford CT Capitol (450+ employees)

    03/14/2013 7:53:50 AM PDT · by DTogo · 47 replies
    Vanity ^ | March 14, 2013 | DTogo
    Public hearings in Hartford, mostly on unconstitutional gun control, brought the entire 1st shift of COLT workers holding "Save Our Jobs" signs into the legislative building. They were bussed in by the company, met with applause by pro-2A residents signing up to testify, and occupied three floors.
  • Hundreds rally against proposed gun laws in Hartford (Colt employees)

    03/14/2013 3:49:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Hundreds of workers from Colt Manufacturers told lawmakers new gun control laws will put them out of work at a rally at the state Capitol in Hartford Thursday morning. "Save our Jobs," employees at the demonstration shouted. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is pushing for a ban on certain military-style weapons, which could affect companies such as Colt Manufacturers, Stag Arms and Ammunition Storage Components. "We are for safer Connecticut," said Mike Holmes, who is a Colt Manufacturers employee. "We have been at the table. We want to continue to be at the table." Colt Manufacturers told Eyewitness News that the...
  • Sam Colt and the Law of Self-Preservation

    12/29/2012 3:28:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2012 | Glenn Fairman
    "God made man but Sam Colt made them equal." Yet is said that the 2nd Amendment follows hard upon the 1st so as to serve as its bodyguard -- providing the added incentive of coercive force by a wary citizenry to guarantee that those initial cherished liberties, expounded by our Founders, did not go the way of the 10th Amendment. The 2nd Amendment, interpreted as the right to bear arms by a free people, has not escaped that yawning chasm that has opened up between the political Right and Left, and the rationale behind this stratification falls along the same...
  • After 30 years, the Marines are returning to the Colt .45 pistol

    08/18/2012 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 195 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 18, 2012 | By MATTHEW STURDEVANT
    HARTFORD, Conn. The newest Colt .45-caliber pistol is touted for its durability and design. It is tested to make sure it can be dropped in water, covered in mud, immersed in sand or ice, or left in a dust storm and still be able to blast off a round when you pull the trigger. "Virtually, it's indestructible," said Casimir Pawlowski, who works in international sales and technical sevices for Colt Defense LLC. "You can drive over these things with a Humvee and they're still gonna work. It's like a brick that shoots bullets." An order last month of...
  • Sticking to their guns: Marines place $22.5M order for the Colt .45 M1911

    07/28/2012 11:50:08 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 25 replies
    Its been called the greatest handgun ever made, and it has barely changed sine 1911, when the legendary John Browning designed it especially for the U.S. Military. And now, the Colt .45 M1911 is making a big comeback, now that the U.S. Marines have placed a $22.5 million order for the Connecticut-made pistols. The gun, which has been wielded on film by John Wayne and in real life by Sgt. Alvin York and Maj. Audie Murphy, was the standard-issue sidearm in the military for decades, until it was replaced by the Beretta M9 in 1985.
  • Marines Pick Colt for New Pistol

    07/23/2012 8:20:45 PM PDT · by Bringbackthedraft · 71 replies ^ | 7/20/12 | Matthew Cox
    The Marine Corps has tapped Colt Defense LLC to make more than 10,000 new Close Quarter Battle Pistols for the service's elite special operations troops. The July 19 contract, which has a total value of $22.5 million, brings an end to the Corps' exhaustive search for the top .45 caliber, 1911-style pistol to replace the fleet of worn-out Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, or MARSOC, M45 pistols
  • Colt Tells Connecticut, You Can Keep Your Unions, Gun Bans, and TaxesHello Florida!

    12/13/2011 1:55:00 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 13, 2011 | Andrea Ryan
    Colt is joining all the other innovative American manufacturing companies in the great stampede to the Right to Work South. From RedState Colt Firearms appears to be one of the many Connecticut companies looking for a less hostile home. To clarify, Florida is a Right-to-Work state and Connecticut is not. Which may be why the UAW is so concerned about keeping jobs in the anti-business state:. via The Miami Herald: Colt Manufacturing Co. announced earlier this month it is bringing 63 jobs and a new regional headquarters and product manufacturing center to Kissimmee, Fla., next year. Of course, Colts...
  • Colt M1911 100th Anniversary!

    12/07/2011 10:59:11 AM PST · by central_va · 42 replies · 4+ views
    Colt Amnufacturing ^ | 12/7/11 | Self
    The legacy of the Colt Model 1911 is written across the pages of history around the globe. From the battlefields of foreign lands to the streets of the red, white and blue, no gun has left such an indelible impression as the 1911. 2011 marks the celebration point for the 1911's 100th birthday. Colt is proud to offer two limited editions anniversary versions of the venerable workhorse. The only true 1911.
  • 1836 Colt Revolver Sets World Record Price For A Single Firearm ($977,500)

    10/07/2011 9:06:18 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Heritage Auctions ^ | 20 Sept 2011 | unattributed
    FULL TITLE: 1836 Colt Revolver Sets World Record Price For A Single Firearm, Bringing $977,500 At Greg Martin Auctions/Heritage Auctions In Dallas DALLAS, TX An exceptional, rare and fine ivory-gripped Texas, or Holster Model No. 5, Paterson Revolver from the Al Cali Collection realized $977,500 as part of Greg Martin Auctions/Heritage Auctions Sept. 18 Signature Arms & Armor Auction in Dallas, setting a world record price realized for a single Firearm sold at auction. All prices include 15 % Buyers premium. It was purchased by an unidentified West Coast collector, who auction house officials will only identify as a...
  • Billy the Kid tintype photograph sells for $2.3 million at Denver auction

    06/27/2011 2:26:47 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | June 26th 2011 | Michael Sheridan
    The last remaining original portrait of one of the Wild West's most notorious outlaws sold at auction Saturday for a whopping $2.3 million. The only known tintype photograph of Billy the Kid sold at Brian Lebel's 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction in Colorado to a 71-year-old Florida businessman. "I love the Old West," said William Koch, who lives in Palm Beach. "I plan on enjoying it and discreetly sharing it. I think I'll display it in a few small museums." The photograph, believed to have been taken outside a saloon at Fort Sumner, New Mexico in either 1879...
  • Colt on the Outs as Defense Department Opens Bids for Combat Rifles

    05/26/2011 6:45:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2011
    Colt on the Outs as Defense Department Opens Bids for Combat Rifles Published May 25, 2011 | Associated Press WASHINGTON -- For nearly a decade, Colt Defense went without a lobbyist. The legendary gun maker based in West Hartford, Conn., had an exclusive deal to provide combat rifles to the U.S. military and didn't need a hired gun looking out for the company's interests in Washington. Times have changed. After buying more than 700,000 Colt M4 carbines, the Defense Department has started a search for the rifle's successor, giving Colt's competitors the long-awaited chance to break the company's grip on...
  • Bill Would Make Colt Arizona's Official Firearm

    02/22/2011 11:14:49 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    myfoxphoenix ^ | 22 Feb 2011 | AP story
    PHOENIX - A Colt revolver that was popular in the West in the late19th Century would be designated as Arizona's official state firearm under a new bill introduced in the Legislature. The bill honoring the Colt single-action Army revolver was introduced Monday for consideration Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
  • Animation of assembly of 1911 .45 and shooting. Awesome!

    08/02/2010 2:09:37 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies · 6+ views
    Fascinating animation on You Tube of assmebly of 1911 .45 and firing of the weapon. Cut-away views. Mash here.
  • Barami hip grip...

    07/23/2010 7:39:15 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 5 replies
    me | today | me
    Barami hip grip, Tyler "T" grip, Waller&Son hammer shroud...for dad's antique Colt aluminum small frame agent for birthday present. That's what I came up with for a 70+ year young kid. Did I do good? Probably also a czech or german or polish greasy spoon for good eats. The neighborhood type with mom and pop and their grandkids working the joint.
  • Colt Recall: Six 1911 models are affected

    08/17/2009 3:59:43 PM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 91 replies · 3,535+ views ^ | August 2009 | NRA Staff
    Colt Manufacturing Company has announced a recall of six 1911-styled pistol models because parts were not manufactured to Colt specifications and could break, causing safety issues with the handguns. The following models sold after March 2007 are affected by the recall, which will require replacement of the Slide Lock Safety, the Recoil Spring Guide Pad or both: 1911 WWI Replica (O1911) - 4597WMK to 5414WMK (safety) 1918 WWI Replica (O1918) 1001WWI to 3431WWI (safety) Combat Elite (O7810D) CG10000E to CG11293E (safety) Defender (O7000D) DR33036 to DR35948 (guide pad) Talo Night Defender (O7000NDF)...
  • Marines closer to choosing next-generation rifle

    12/26/2008 3:55:08 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 113 replies · 8,277+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 12/26/2008 | Kevin Baron
    ARLINGTON, VA. The Marine Corps has moved one step closer to selecting a next-generation light automatic rifle. On Friday, the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va., announced contract awards for three competing weapons manufacturers to produce and deliver their final entries to the Corps by the middle of next year, in what signifies a final round of competition that began with ten candidates. The lighter, magazine-fed Infantry Automatic Rifle or IAR is intended to replace the belt-fed M249 Squad Automatic Weapon or SAW in the Marine Rifle Squad within infantry battalions and in the...
  • QUESTION - Colt .45 (New Dakota)

    06/28/2008 9:48:13 PM PDT · by Bear_Slayer · 15 replies · 103+ views
    6/28/08 | bear_slayer
    I inherited a "New Dakota" Colt .45 today. I am trying to find out if this is a true colt or a knock-off, and what this gun might be worth. "Colt" is stamped on it, but it appears to have been manufactured in Italy. I am aware that there are some Italian knock-offs of the colt. Would this be one of them? How would I know?

    05/30/2008 3:46:46 AM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 11 replies · 105+ views
    SELF ^ | MAY 30, 2008 | SELF
    Addressing the problems with Muslim women not wanting to wear uniforms while working in a tortilla factory My mean side says go ahead and let them wear their sacks but please pick out the body parts before packaging the product for market. I like to put my own brand of meat on tortillas. On another subject near to my heart. I lived for a while in a tolerant Muslim country and had no problems finding anything we needed or wanted. I really liked the Tiger, Fosters and Beer Bintang cause the water could kill, literally. My driver, maids, and...