Founded in 1848 by inventor Samuel Colt, Colt’s Manufacturing Company is one of the oldest names in the American Firearms market, with a rich history spanning over a century. Today, Colt is still in operation under the ownership of the CZ Group.
It’s been at least 15 years since I last visited the Colt factory, but it might as well have been a lifetime. Three (or is it four?) presidents came in and outin the interim before a stellar Marine grabbed the reins of Colt and put his spurs into the faltering stallion.