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Entries for July 2014

Colt’s Manufacturing Company Donates Commemorative  Firearm to The Museum Collection at The Connecticut State Library Donation Made in Honor of Sam Colt’s 200th Birthday

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 25, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company marks the 200th birthday of founder and American industrialist Sam Colt with the donation of a commemorative pistol to The Museum of Connecticut History at The Connecticut State Library. The commemorative pistol is a Colt O1991Z model, a direct descendant of the original Colt 1911 model. It is specially engraved to mark the 200th birthday celebration, with designs including the Colt dome, Sam Colt’s bust and the bicentennial 1814-2014 date. Colt’s Manufacturing Company symbolically donated serial number 200 to the library’s museum on July 19 at the Colt 200th festival in Hartford. “We are honored to donate this special commemorative firearm to the outstanding collection already housed at the Connecticut State Library,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing at Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This is an historic occasion not only for our company, but for the ...

Colt Sponsors and Donates Single Action Army® Revolver to FMG Shooting Industry Masters

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 24, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, proudly sponsored FMG’s Shooting Industry Masters event at the gold level, as well as donating a special Single Action Army® Revolver to the event’s charitable auction. The revolver was specially engraved to commemorate Sam Colt’s 200th birthday, which is being celebrated throughout the year. It was auctioned at a final price of $3,600, with 100-percent of the proceeds benefitting USA Shooting. “We all look forward to the FMG Shooting Industry Masters each year,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This is a wonderful event that brings the industry together for a fun weekend of safe shooting and fundraising. We are thrilled that the Single Action Army® Revolver donation brought in as much as it did to support a great organizat...

Colt Canada Reintroduces Diemaco Rifle Name to Canadian Commercial Market

KITCHENER, Ontario (July 2, 2014) – Colt Canada, the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine, proudly reintroduces the popular Diemaco rifle name to the Canadian commercial market. Through an exclusive distributor agreement with the Korth Group, two rifle models are now available to the civilian market in Canada for the first time in the company’s history. “This is a historic step for our company and for sport shooters and collectors in Canada,” said Matt Kirkpatrick, Commercial Sales Coordinator for Colt Canada. “After receiving all necessary licensing and approvals from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the United States government, we are thrilled to be able to provide Canada’s firearms community with high-quality and respected firearms, made right here in Canada under the well-known Diemaco name. ” The two models available to Canadi...