Colt 1926 History and Handguns
41 pages, about 7.5' x 5.25', glossy four-color soft cover. New re-print digitally restored and enhanced.- not a photocopy- Printed on heavy super-white paper IN COLOR !
This issue of the Colt catalog is not very "politically correct" in modern terms. It features all the colt handguns of the era with a little history lesson attached to each one emphasizing the role Colt firearms played in the monumental events of American history. This is a unique catalog.
To quote some of the breathless prose:
" - and then the Colt!
The Colt-sea-born, epoch making bearer of victories, arbiter of strife, "The Arm of Law and Order!"
It was in 1830, on the good ship Corlo, Calcutta-bound, out of Boston that an inspiration came to the youthful Samuel Colt. And with his pocket knife he whittled in wood the idea which made six guns in one; the idea which revolutionized the armaments of governments and thenceforth guided the destinies of nations.
Six years later, in Paterson, New Jersey the original Colt was made by the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company.
In three of the Civil War Years Colt's new plan in Hartford , Conn., furnished 317,920 revolvers - fine models, worthy predecessors of the scientific Colt of today - the gun which, in automatic form, shot respect into the whole world's foe on the battlefields of France.
Through model after model, war after war, peace after peace, the Colt has lead the way, and by Government, recognition became- and is still- the standard firearm of the world!
Straight-shooting, Hard-hitting, unfailingly reliable, the Colt's unique history is snugly interwoven with that of the nation. The Colt appeals to he-men who shoot to hit- bull's eyes, animals or midnight marauders.
Now read of Colt's progress, of the marvelous Colts of now and the equally marvelous Colts of long ago... "
Contents - Index:
- Pages: 41
- Colt Ammunition and Cartridges
- Information and Insurance
- Arms De Luxe
- Price list of and Component Parts pictures of every Gun
- COLT REVOLVERS:
- Colt Pocket Positive
- Colt Police Positive Target Revolver
- Colt Pocket Positive Revolver
- Colt Army Special
- Colt Officers' Model Target Revolver
- Colt New Service Target Revolver
- Colt New Service Revolver
- Colt Single Action Army Revolver (Frontier Model)
- COLT AUTOMATIC PISTOLS:
- Colt "Government Model" Automatic Pistol .45
- Colt "Military Model" Automatic Pistol .38
- Colt "Pocket Model" Automatic Pistol .38
- Colt "Pocket Model, Hammerless" Automatic Pistol .32 and .380
- Colt Pocket Model Automatic Pistol - Caliber .25
- Colt "Woodsman" Model Automatic Pistol .22