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.

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.

Black Powder Revolvers

Author: Dennis Adler
ISBN: 188676882X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Welcome to the 19th century when men were men and a .45 caliber slug settled more arguments than lawyers! Back in the Old West, the black powder revolver ruled the roost and everyone from Civil War soldiers to town marshals, Texas Rangers, and saloon girls was packing a six-shooter. Black Powder Revolvers Reproductions and Replicas takes you back to those days of old with a rousing history of the guns that settled not only the Civil War but the American West. Even though films and television have made the Old West a little bigger than life, the guns of the era are as real as Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill Cody. Starting with a history of Colts revolvers from the 1830s Patersons to 1862 Pocket Models, and continuing through the major competitive makes of the 1860s, this book will give readers an insight into the guns and gunmen from one of Americas most epic periods.Black Powder Revolvers - Reproductions & Replicas by Dennis Adler is the only publication in print covering the wide variety of reproduction black powder revolvers manufactured since 1959. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of stunning color images, this newest deluxe book in oversized landscape format is sure to be enjoyed and appreciated by black powder enthusiasts worldwide.

My Little Blue Helmet

Author: Abby Blackburn
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781466970076
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

After being diagnosed with plagiocephaly, Miller began wearing a cranial remolding orthosis (baby helmet) for treatment. My Little Blue Helmet is based on the true story of Miller’s journey. In this story, Miller asks his mother many questions that a typical child might ask about wearing a helmet. His mother recaps the journey from the day he was diagnosed until the day he graduated from the helmet. This book was written to encourage other families who have children undergoing treatment for plagiocephaly.

The Angel in My Pocket

Author: Sukey Forbes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143127574
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A woman born to privilege as part of a well-known New England family discusses how she learned to live again after losing her young daughter to a rare genetic disease and found ways to reconnect with her in the afterlife through clairvoyants.