The story of Colt® firearms is written indelibly across the pages of history. The Colt legacy consists of more than four hundred distinct models of handguns and longarms, together with thousands of variations and subtypes, including such renowned guns as:
||Richly gold inlaid and engraved, the "Last Colt Made in Hartford" Single Action Army was selected by coauthors Robert M. Lee and R.L. Wilson to be featured as the front cover gun for Volume II of their landmark publication, Magnificent Colts Selections from the Robert M. Lee Collection. This 600-page work celebrates the 175th Anniversary of Colt with the most elaborate firearms book ever published. Preface to the 14- x 11-inch tome was written by Donald E. Zilkha, Chairman, Colt's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
- The Walker and Dragoon Percussion black powder models, the 1860 Army and 1861 Navy.
- The 1873 Single Action Army® (or Peacemaker®), the most famous revolver ever, that heralded Colt’s move into the metallic-cartridge era.
- The Model 1911 Automatic Pistol that still defines the standard for modern day .45 semiautomatic pistols.
- The Python®, often referred to as the Rolls Royce of double action revolvers.
Suffice it to say that no other name has contributed more to the history of American firearms than Colt. That’s what makes Colt the most revered and collectible name in the history of firearms to this very day.
The legendary company founded by Sam Colt in 1847 continues to produce the world’s most prized firearms, just minutes away from Colt’s original armory. The commitment to quality and excellence that made the Colt name world famous reveals itself in every revolver, pistol and rifle that leaves the Colt factory today. Colt commercial and sporting rifles are made to the same exacting standards as the Colt M4 Carbines that Colt Defense LLC produces for the U.S. Armed Forces and military customers throughout the world. Colt revolvers and pistols continue to be expertly machined from custom-forged blanks, hand-polished with proprietary tools and precisely assembled by highly skilled craftsmen and craftswomen. At every step in the manufacturing process, our guns are subjected to the most rigorous quality standards in the industry, assuring that every Colt firearm that leaves the factory today lives up to the proud tradition represented by the Colt name.
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