First started in 1852, the company founded by partners Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson has a storied place in American firearm history and is still one of the premier American firearm manufacturers today.
Early last year, the Puerto Rican Police Bureau demilled and liquidated some of its old stocks of rifles as parts kits for private purchase. These kits give the average enthusiast the ability of building up a clone of one of the earliest evolutions of the AR-15 platform: the Colt Model 601.
Though it didn't cost much, this circa-1924 Colt Police Positive gave one of our contributors a chance to experience a small piece of the past.
In this review, we take a look at some the refinishing and laser engraving options from Ford's Custom Gun Refinishing and Laser Engraving based in Crystal River, Fla.