1909colt.jpg

Last of Its Kind: The USMC Model 1909 Colt

How does the last military-issue .45 Colt revolver stack up today at the range? A modern Marine decided to find out for himself.

The Keefe Report: Colt Cobra—A New Factory Double-Action Colt

Finally, the biggest news in new gun introductions is out. Colt is back in the double-action revolver business.

Colt First?

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

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.

.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 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.

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.

Colt 1878 Double Action Frontier

Samuel Colt never saw how far his design went.

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."

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.

Page 2 of 3

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.