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The Colt .45

The most recognized item in any Texas Ranger's wardrobe, outside his circular Silver Star badge, has to be his sidearm.

John Wesley Hardin's Colt Revolver

Hardin usually carried more than one Colt revolver, as reloading a cap-and-ball handgun under fire was not a quick or easily completed task.

Colt SAA Artillery Model

The Colt Single Action Army, or “SAA” revolver, is doubtless the classic sixgun most associated in our folklore with the American West. Introduced in 1873, the basic design remained-with a few interruptions-in production and is manufactured today by Colt and other firms.

Favorite Firearm: Remembering a War Hero

This Colt "Official Police" revolver was issued to its original owner 1941 as he left West Point, which he later passed down to his son-in-law.

Colt Model 1902 Revolver - I Have This Old Gun

Colt Model 1902 Revolver - I Have This Old Gun

Buffalo Bill's Colt Revolver

The most illustrious owner of this scroll-engraved Colt with serial number 1 was the larger-than-life frontiersman called "Buffalo Bill."

Colt 1878 Double Action Frontier

Samuel Colt never saw how far his design went.

Colt Python

Originally conceived as and designed to be the company's top-of-the-line model, the Colt Python stands the test of time as one of the most memorable revolvers in history.

.45 Auto Rim In .45 Colt

Aside from differences in the dimensions of the cartridge case, the Auto Rim round has a significantly thicker rim, approximately 0.090" versus approximately 0.060".

Colt First?

For years of writing about firearms, I have been working under an erroneous impression about the origins of the revolver.

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