Colt Firearms Collector

Preserving Our American History

 

  Colt 1912 catalog     2010 Colt catalog cover

 

1910 Colt Firearms   -  100 years  -  2010 Colt Industries

 

A Private Collection of Colt Firearms Factory Paper:

Ephemera, Advertising, Letters, Memorabilia,

Instructions, Optics, Knives, Ammo boxes,

Revolvers, Pistols & Sporting Collectibles

 

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1910 Colt woman shooting target brochure  Colt policerevolver handbook 1925  Romance of the Colt pamphlet  Colt police pamphlet 'who goes there'

 

This 269 page, with 5,073 images, data intensive website is about Colt Firearms: ephemera, advertising, manuals, instructions, memorabilia, paper, and catalogs.  As well as: Colt Optics, Colt Knives, Pre-WW2 Ammo Boxes and Colt Pre-WW2 Revolvers.  The center of attention is on the era from 1900 to 1940, when Colt was at the top of the firearms manufacturing game. 

Additions to this collection are desired for purchase and a contact page is provided.  Nothing is for sale.

 


 

Colt Paperwork 10 Page Display: 

Handbook, Pamphlet, Instruction, Letter, & Brochure Collection

 

A Colt Firearms paperwork & marketing collection with descriptions,

dates printed, and images of the insides of hundreds of items

 

Colt ad: Now this cashier carries a Colt    Colt police revolver hand book  Colt pamphlet cover featuring cop and Old Pal revolver  Colt Officer' Model target revolver brochure

 

By Page:    1     |    1A     |     2     |    2A    |     3    | 

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Archery   |   Rifle Manuals

 

By Date:   1900-1920s     1930s     1940s  

   1950-60s      1965-70s      1980-90s

 

1880's-era Wanted Poster   Wanted Poster Billy The Kid

$$  My Colt Paper Wanted to Buy List  $$

 

$$ Pre-WW2 Colt Revolver & Pistol Shipping Boxes Wanted  $$

 


 

Colt Pre-WW2 Double-Action Revolvers & Pistol

 Catalogs - Price Lists 1903 - 1941

60+ Pages of Colt factory catalogs & contents: showing revolvers and automatic pistols

 

Front cover of Colt 1908 catalog Colt 1910 catalog with revolvers and pistols Colt 1920 catalog with revolvers and pistols Colt 1928 catalog with revolvers and pistols Colt Firearms 1938 catalog with 40 pages of revolvers and pistols

1908, 1910, 1923, 1927 & 1941 catalog covers

 

Pre-WW2 Revolvers and Pistol Catalogs & Price Lists

 


 

Colt Automatic Pistol Paper Collection

Instruction paperwork placed in the factory box by Colt

 

1900 - 1970s Colt Automatic Pistol Instructions:

 

Colt woodsman .22 caliber automatic pistol

Colt 1908 vest pocket .25 caliber automatic pistol

Colt Ace .22 caliber automatic pistol

 

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Colt 1924 -1941 Revolvers & Automatic Pistols Price Lists

Retail, Dealer & Jobber paperwork with pictures and prices

 

Colt illustrated price list from 1929  Colt lllustrated price list 1936  1938 Colt illustrated price list

 

15+ Illustrated Pages

(IPL) = Illustrated Price List *

Colt illustrated price lists 1924 to 1941

 

 


 

Post-WW2 Colt Catalog Display:

Early Colt Civilian & Law Enforcement Rifles & Optics

Tracking the 1960s introduction and sale of the Colt AR-15 rifle to the 1990s

 

Colt's 1949 revolver and pistol catalog 2004 Colt Law Enforcement Catalog

 

 1947-79     1980s     1990s  

 


 

 

Colt Civilian & Military Rifle Instruction, Manuals, Paperwork

Colt AR-15 & M16 operator manuals, instructions, and factory paperwork

 from the Vietnam War years to 2000

 

Colt AR-15 Sporter Rifles and Carbine manual 1979  Colt M16A1 rifle operator's manual 1977

 

 

 

Page 2:  Colt AR-15 & M16 paperwork, instructions 1959-70s

 

Page 3: Colt AR-15 & M16 paperwork, instructions 1980s

 

Page 4: Colt AR-15 & M16 paperwork, instructions 1990s

 

 


 

1964-1992 Colt AR Rifle & Handgun Optics Collection

Colt, C-More, Realist, Vietnam War, optics for civilian AR-15 and military M16 rifles

 

Colt 3 x 20 AR-15 scope with box

 

Colt 3 x 20 Realist Vietnam era M16 scope in box

Colt tactical scope 10 x 42 mm.

 

Colt red dot RAMA scope for the AR-15 rifle

 

Leupold Colt M8 2X20 on Python Hunter as sold 1981

 

Colt Optics Index & Multi-Page Displays

 


 

Colt Branded Knife Collection Display

 

Colt 1004 branded knife  Colt-Olsen knife

 

Colt Cutlery Knife Index

 

1993-1997 Colt Knives     1971-1974 Colt Knives

 

Colt branded knife  Colt Sheffield-skinner-knife

 


 

Pre-WW2 Ammo Box Collection

Western Colt .45 ammo box Winchester Wimbledon-Cup-special match ammo box Peter police box .38 Special Police Match, Wad Cutter 148 gr.

300+ Ammo Box Collection with and without cartridges

Listed by Caliber

Caliber .22 to .30       Caliber .32 to .357

 

Caliber .38 to .380      Caliber .44 and up

 

Listed by Page

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Colt Marked Firearms of American Express Co.,

American Railway Express,

Railway Express Agency: 1904 -1930

Examples of Colt's involvement in American railroad history

 

Colt 1904 .38 cal. 'American Railway Express' revolver

Colt 1904

Marked: American Railway Express

 

American Railway Express Co. police officer badge

American Railway Express Co. Police Officer badge

Colt 1930 .38 caliber Railway Express Agency revolver

Colt 1930

Marked: Railway Express Agency

 

Railway Expreess Agency police badge

Railway Express Agency Police badge

Three generations of Express Colt revolvers

Railway Express paper, watches, badges, etc

 


 

Colt Pre-WW2 U. S. Military Revolvers

Examples of Colt's earlier involvement in the American military

As well as 1900 to 1940 Civilian & Law Enforcement

Colt poster-Colt in the lead ww-1 Colt poster-Colt to the front ww-2

  Colt M1917 U.S. Army revolver with accessories

Colt U.S. Army M1894 .38 Long Colt revolver 

 Colt U.S. Army M1917

Colt U.S. Army M1894

 


 

 

Colt Firearms Revolver and Pistol Examples 1900 to 1940s

Civilian, Military, and Law Enforcement, (standard and target models)

 

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Texas Rangers Colt Collectors

 

Texas Rangers Colt Collectors

 


 

Vintage Colt Print Ad Display

Colt's Pre-WW2 marketing and advertising history using vintage print ads

 

1907 Colt ad with woman shooting a revolver  Colt ad, historical past and present showing revolver

 

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Miscellaneous Colt Firearms Material Links

Selected Articles and Topics you may miss otherwise

 

The Lady and the Jaguar c. 1920s

 

 All Articles & Display Index

 

Links to Colt Firearms related information online

 


 

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This non-commercial Colt reference website contains my personal aggregated research notes and images obtained from my personal collection and openly posted information on the internet which is used here under the Fair Use doctrine for educational purposes.  The information displayed is not in anyway meant to infringe on copyrighted material as nothing on this site is for sale.