As soon as Colt got their military production squared away, they worked on releasing a commercial version of the Model 1911. It was introduced as the “Colt Government Model Automatic Pistol” in March of 1912. The name is confusing today, but at that time Colt wanted to reinforce the connection that it is the same gun as “what the government uses.” - source
finally after months of anticipation, the ceramics I commissioned from @jomadraws have arrived! they’re teabag dishes depicting each of my cats. here’s every one of them with their respective dish. thanks again, it’s the best gift i ever bought myself
Designed by Elisha K. Root and manufactured by Colt’s Patent Firearm Manufacturing Co. - serial number 1550. .36~.44 cap and ball six-shot fluted cylinder, single action with what appears to be a dual set trigger, Winchester scope. That is one beautiful rifle. Knowing that chain fire accidents do sometimes happen with percussion designs like those, you could be very indulgent and imagine yourself protecting your hands by firing this thing from a fork rest.
Made by Colt Manufacturing Co. in Hartford, Connecticut c.1861-73 - serial number 2426. .36 cap and ball six-shot cylinder, single action, creeping loading lever, Tiffany style cast bronze grip made by Ames Sword Co c.1864 featuring the Mexican eagle. Faded silver/gold plating. A perfect fit for the hunter’s dream.
Made by Colt’s Patent Firearm Manufacturing Company c.late 19th century. .45 Long Colt six-round cylinder, silver plated and engraved, silver plated grips, silver plated sheet metal holster. No Western Werewolf’s gonna fuck wit ya now.
Iconic American revolver that has been popular for generations, having been discontinued then brought back again several times. Often referred to as “The Gun that Won the West”, it has formed a massive collector following. Available in many different barrel lengths, calibers and finishes, the SAA can be a daunting choice for a single firearm focused collector. (GRH)