Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture

Author: Robert Lawrence Wilson
ISBN: 1936120275
Release Date: 2012-09-17
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The Second Edition Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture by R.L. Wilson is the only up-to-date, condensed reference that provides the reader with the most recent Colt serialization, providing dates of manufacture on most Colt firearms.


Author: Michael E. Haskew
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782743040
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The year 2015 marks the 180th anniversary of Colt’s first patent for a firearm with a revolving cylinder and the 160th anniversary of the enterprise originally named Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company. During that time, Colt and the succession of firms that continue to bear his name have produced iconic revolvers and rifles that have done nothing less than shape the course of history. Among these are the first Colt Paterson revolver in 1836, the Colt Single Action Army of 1873, popularly known as the Peacemaker and the “Gun that won the West,” the Model 1911 pistol, and the M16 assault rifle, emblematic of the American military experience in Vietnam. Today, Colt are best known for the M4 Carbine, stalwart of every branch of the U.S. military, the CQBP (Close Quarters Battle Pistol), and popular civilian models, such as the Colt Defense CM901 rifle and Colt Match Target series. Illustrated with more than 200 artworks and photographs and accompanied by exhaustive technical specifications, Colt: An American Classic is an expertly written account of the firearms produced by one of the world’s best-known and easily recognized gun manufacturers.

The Book of Colt Firearms

Author: R. L. Wilson
Publisher: Blue Book Publications
ISBN: 1886768846
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The Third Edition Book of Colt Firearms is a complete Colt library in one 648-page volume, with over 1.2 million words, 1,250 B&W images, and 75 color images. This mammoth work tells the Colt story from 1832 to the present. No other reference book covers the Colt company and its products in such detail.

A Legacy in Arms

Author: Richard C. Rattenbury
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806147796
Release Date: 2014-10-22
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The history of American firearms is inseparable from the history of the United States, for firearms have played crucial roles in the nation’s founding, westward expansion, and industrial, economic, and cultural development. This history unfolds in compelling words and images in A Legacy in Arms, a volume that draws upon the collections of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City to trace the business and art of gun making from the early national period to the turn of the twentieth century. With more than 200 images—almost all in full color—A Legacy in Arms not only documents the inspiration and innovation of arms makers from individual artisans to mass producers, but also describes the development of decorative expression in the gun maker’s art. In an account both entertaining and enlightening, Richard C. Rattenbury details the development of commercial arms making, from the genesis of the Kentucky rifle to the arms of such iconic manufacturers as Colt, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Sharps, Marlin, and Winchester. Into this narrative he weaves the particulars of design evolution and the impact of mass production via the “American System.” The accompanying photographs and illustrations stand as eloquent testimony to the range and richness of the gun maker's craft—and its rightful place in the story of American industry and culture.

Colt s Pocket 49

Author: Robert M. Jordan
ISBN: 0967481600
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Automatic pistols


Author: Chuck Pagano
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310341062
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Chuck Pagano, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, has become one of the most inspiring, intriguing personalities in the game of football. Only three games into his rookie season in 2012, Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia, sidelined by the side effects chemotherapy and months of recovery. Undeterred, Pagano didn’t let the confines of his hospital bed keep him from coaching: texts, calls, and emails kept him in constant contact with players, staff, and assistants. Motivated to be just as strong and determined as their ailing coach the team started winning game after game, compiling an impressive 11-5 record. The players weren’t the only ones touched by Pagano’s hope and strength of character. Inspired by the tenacity and toughness of their beloved coach, a newcomer to town, thousands of fans united to form Chuckstrong, a movement that soon raised millions to help beat cancer. Pagano, fueled by his faith, his family, and his love of football, returned to lead the Colts to another winning season and the divisional playoffs in 2013. With Pagano’s practical lessons on living, loving, and leading, Sidelined, which includes an 8-page color photo section, inspires us all to stay in the game and never accept defeat.

FN Browning Pistols

Author: Anthony Vanderlinden
ISBN: 0970799799
Release Date: 2013-05-01

Expanded, Second Edition