posted on August 21, 2014 12:52
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Aug. 20, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company has announced the winner of its Single Action Army® Revolver Facebook giveaway. James Schiller of Buckley, Wash. was randomly selected from a pool of thousands of successful entries to win a Colt model P1870 Single Action Army Revolver. The contest was hosted on Colt’s Facebook page through the month of July to commemorate Sam Colt’s 200th birthday on July 19.
“I am so excited and still in shock that I won the revolver,” said Schiller. “I’ve been a Colt fan since I was 12 years old and saw a Python for the first time at a gun show with my father and grandfather. I also love history, and Sam Colt is such an important part of America’s history of innovation.”
The Facebook giveaway is part of Colt’s Manufacturing Company’s yearlong celebration of Sam Colt’s 200th birthday. The year started with the production of a limited edition commemorative revolver, the P2870SC, which is featured on the 2014 Colt catalog cover. It features gold accents and engravings of Sam Colt’s bust, the Colt dome and the bicentennial years 1814-2014. The company has also donated a number of specialty engraved firearms to charitable causes such as the FMG Shooting Industry Masters and the Museum of Connecticut History at The Connecticut State Library.
“It is very important to us to celebrate Sam Colt’s bicentennial birthday with all our customers, and this giveaway was a great way to engage with our social media fans,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “We are very happy for Mr. Buckley and look forward to continuing Sam Colt’s birthday celebration through the remainder of the year.”
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About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC
Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit www.colt.com.