Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Gunmaker Samuel Colt

Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Gunmaker Samuel Colt

Did you know that this gun known the world over for its stopping power was developed in response to the Philippine Moro subjugation campaign by the Americans in the turn of the 20th century? Did you know that this weapon was instrumental in the United States finally pacifying the entire Philippine archipelago? Try as they might, in wave after wave of incursions by Spanish colonial forces, the Moro or Muslim minority in the southern islands of Sulu, Jolo and certain parts of Zamboanga were able to repel these Spanish incursions. They tried to convert the local population to Catholicism, but the locals would not have any of it. They already were following another religion. They were, of course, Muslim. So, for the longest time, the Spaniards pretty much tried to segregate the southern part of the country, but there was one problem.

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It was designed for the U. It is sometimes referred to as the Colt. Despite the lower pressure, the muzzle velocity of the Single Action Army is about the same as—or slightly higher than—many. Using the original load intended for the Single Action Army, a grain 16 g cast lead bullet over 40 grains 2. However, because that load pushed the chamber pressure limit of the original revolvers the government cut the powder charge down to 36 grains 2. That gun took a shorter, slightly less potent version of the.

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Firearms folk had been hankering for a slim, single-stack, Tenifer-coated, easily-concealable nine since, well, late in the first Clinton administration. But Smyrna and their Teutonic overlords had other plans. In their judgement, what America really needed was a slim, single-stack, Tenifer-coated, easily-concealable. As the teaser ad claimed, the only other thing smaller than the G42 that fires every time is a freaking Zippo lighter.

But more on reliability later. A funny thing happened on the way to the clearance bin. When people actually got their hands on the new packable pistol, most were seriously impressed. People like me with small hands loved the feel of the gun. And — whaddaya know? Maybe not everyone was as disappointed as it seemed.

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Even though Springfield Armory used a two-piece firing pin and other slight design alterations, the was in fact a Mauser design and this resulted in the U. By January, over , rifles produced. Due to inconsistent heat treatments, low numbered receivers Springfield Armory below , and Rock Island Arsenal below , should NEVER be fired under any circumstances because of the risk of serious injury or death.

The Colt Python was first introduced in as Colt’s top-of-the-line model. The gun pictured here was made in Pythons produced from to have no letter in the serial number and are the most desirable to collectors.

History[ edit ] The. Colt began work on the revolver in , and submitted a sample to the U. Army in late The revolver was accepted for purchase in The rebated heel type bullet design of its predecessor, the. Army , dropped production of the. The M Govt round was replaced by the. This round was never loaded commercially, and is almost identical to the original. The rim is large enough that it cannot be loaded in adjacent chambers in the rod-ejector Colt model.

Additionally, the round has seen resurgence as a cartridge in handgun hunting and Metallic Silhouette Shooting competitions beginning in the s with the introduction of stronger, heavier framed handguns.

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Daisy Avanti Champion Air Rifle. Swiss Arms version arrived. The Colt Single Action Army introduced in to allow crosscompatibility with the Winchester ’73 leveraction rifle; this model was called the Colt. Military Rifles; Swiss K31 serial numbers and year of manufacture list.

The Colt [x35R] cartridge is a handgun cartridge dating to It began as a black-powder revolver round developed for the Colt Single Action Army revolver, but is offered as a magnum-level, handgun hunting round in modern usage.

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Model American Eagle test Luger. Magazine is marked Germany. Very good overall condition. A scarce test Luger Very fine dated Luger. Serial numbers are matching, except for the magazine.

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In the early s, Elbert Searle of Philadelphia began working on a series of semi-automatic pistol designs. He patented his first, U. Patent , in November Patent , in October Searle envisaged a series of pistols that would be scalable to different calibers, and which Savage could sell to both the military and civilian markets. French army Savage M with lanyard loop.

Source In , the U. Army announced trials for a new. Searle patented his final refinements in April as U. Army Board of Musketry conducted a series of trials between and The Army asked as many as 20 manufacturers to submit designs. In , the Army narrowed the eligible pistols to half a dozen … and then just three.

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At this time, it would be fair to say almost all production was to fill the government contracts for the. Civilians were made and sold during the short down times between government renewal of contracts. Only 11, revolver were manufactured in Therefore, very few made it into the civilian distributor sales. This Army , Serial No. It is more than possible this revolver was plated for Colt by the Adams Plating Company.

The Smith & Wesson Model Service Revolver was produced – along with the Colt Model – to fulfill a pistol shortage seen by the U.S. Army during World War 1.

But one anniversary has not surprisingly gone mostly unnoticed by the mainstream media: One of the Colt s used in the trials. This museum, opened just a year ago, was a perfect marriage. The NRA had too many pieces and not enough display space at its national headquarters in Fairfax, Va. Morris is a respected firearms collector who wanted a high-caliber way to draw more people to his store.

Even without the Colt collection, the museum would still be a lure given its nearly 1, pistols, rifles and shotguns dating from the s to today. Roosevelt and his son Teddy Jr. Also here is a painting of Teddy Jr. The museum is also home to the guns and artwork of the Remington Arms Co. But the reason to come here this year is to celebrate Colt, and the museum certainly does that, displaying his guns just inside the entrance in chronological order and putting them in historical context.

In the s, when Colt began designed and manufacturing, most pistols were single shot. Despite its revolutionary design, the.

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In the tradition of the Colt Custom Shop (and before that, the Colt factory engraving shop) the Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Co. has been producing hand engraved models since , and even before that, with engraved guns from Colt dating back to /5(2).

Superstar of the Old West, Hollywood, and beyond. You’ve seen them in the TV Westerns and on the big screen. They are such a major part of our history and culture that many of us may just take them for granted and hardly notice any more. That’s not just a figure of speech, but an actual allusion to the frontier six shooter that settled us from the lawlessness of the late 19th century into these modern times. If you’ve been to New Mexico in recent times, you’ll notice that it’s a lot safer and more mild than it was in the s, when lawless violence was commonplace.

That’s why it’s nicknamed the “Peacemaker.

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