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The Colt Commemoratives 1961-1986

by Ken Condry and Larry Jones

The authors have collaborated on this informative text regarding Colt commemorative guns produced until 1986. The book contains over 200 hardbound pages with a 9x7 in. photo of each commemorative issue. The facing page of each photo features the technical data, including barrel length, caliber, special features, and the serial number range. 209 pages




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Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms
by Rick Sapp

With 500 large-format color photos of Colt firearms and modern Colt clones, certified pricing in up to five grades of condition, serial number data, and details about legendary (Tommy guns) and trendy (Anaconda and .28 Supers) models, this one-of-a-kind reference helps you identify arms, and inspires your appreciations of Colt. 288 pages.



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Great Colt Treasures
This newest book from R.L. Wilson, entitled Great Colt Treasures, features the unique and exceptional cased Colt Model 1851 Navy and 1849 Pocket Revolver engraved by Gustave Young on order of Colonel Samuel Colt for international exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. With an oversized 14 ½ x11 ¼ in. landscape format, this 64-page book features one of the finest Colt percussion sets in existence including an ultra-rare two inch barrel for the 1849 Pocket Revolver.

Large high definition images are provided on all the guns components, including the accessories and case. Additionally, history is provided on Rembrandt Peale, a famous 19th century painter, and Antoine Placide Gibert. The back pages of the book are devoted to hand-written correspondence between Sam Colt and various acquaintances and customers.

If you are a connoisseur of R.L. Wilson and/or like the finest in engraved percussion Colts, this is a must-have book. Award-winning photographer Douglas Sandberg once again provides some of the most detailed gun images ever published, and the oversized format makes the graphics look even better. Includes French fold dust jacket and shrink wrapping. Price is $49.50 plus S/H.



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The Colt Collector Package
The ideal package of books for any Colt collector! The Colt Collector Package includes the 3rd Edition of The Book of Colt Firearms and the 2nd Edition Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture. Order both titles together and save!

The Book of Colt Firearms Third Edition by R.L. Wilson - Universally accepted as one of the finest firearms books ever published, this third and final edition of The Book of Colt Firearms features 648 pages updated with many new color images from the previous edition, plus extensive serialization for Colt’s dates of manufacture after 1985.

The 2nd Edition Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture by R. L. Wilson and edited by John B. Allen now features a larger 4 1/4 x 7 inches format with 128 pages and updated serialization provided by Colt's current historian.



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The Colt Package
The ideal package of books for any Colt collector! The Colt Package includes the 3rd Edition of The Book of Colt Firearms, the The Book of Colt Paper, and the 2nd Edition Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture. Order all three titles together and save nearly 25% off the list price!

The Book of Colt Firearms Third Edition by R.L. Wilson - Universally accepted as one of the finest firearms books ever published, this third and final edition of The Book of Colt Firearms contains 648 pages and includes many new color images from the previous edition, plus extensive serialization for Colt’s dates of manufacture after 1985.

The Book of Colt Paper 1834-2011 is the only book ever published on the wide variety of historical images, product catalogs and brochures, and other important Colt ephemera spanning over 175 years.

The 2nd Edition Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture by R. L. Wilson and edited by John B. Allen now features a larger 4 1/4 x 7 inches format with 128 pages and updated serialization provided by Colt's current historian.




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The Colt Collector's Association Package
The ideal package of books for any Colt collector! The Colt Collector's Association Package includes the CCA 3rd Edition of The Book of Colt Firearms, the CCA Edition of The Book of Colt Paper, and the CCA Edition of the Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture. Order all three titles together and save over 25% off the list price!

The Book of Colt Firearms Third Edition by R.L. Wilson - Universally accepted as one of the finest firearms books ever published, this third and final edition of The Book of Colt Firearms contains 648 pages and includes many new color images from the previous edition, plus extensive serialization for Colt’s dates of manufacture after 1985. The CCA Edition features a special CCA signature plate with signatures from former Colt Historian Kathleen Holt, Colt Archivist Beverly Haynes, Author R.L. Wilson, and Publisher S.P. Fjestad.

The Book of Colt Paper 1834-2011 is the only book ever published on the wide variety of historical images, product catalogs and brochures, and other important Colt ephemera spanning over 175 years. The Book of Colt Paper 1834-2011 CCA Limited Edition has a signature plate that is numbered 1 out of 300 and signed by the author, John Ogle, publisher, S.P. Fjestad, and Colt Historian, Beverly Haynes.

The 2nd Edition CCA Edition Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture by R. L. Wilson and edited by John B. Allen now features a larger 4 1/4 x 7 inches format with 128 pages and updated serialization provided by Colt's current historian. The CCA Limited Edition has a signature plate that is numbered 1 of 100 and signed by the author, editor, Colt Historian Beverly Haynes, and publisher S.P. Fjestad.



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Blue Book Pocket Guide for Colt Dates of Manufacture - 2nd Edition
by R.L. Wilson, edited by John B. Allen

This revised Pocket Guide now features:
• Larger format – increased to 4¼ x 7 inches and 128 pages!
• Serialization has been updated by Beverly Haynes, Colt’s current historian
• Some model information has also been revised by noted Colt collectors
• An expansive Index has been provided, allowing quick and easy lookup



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The Book of Colt Firearms - Deluxe 2nd Edition
The Second Edition Book of Colt Firearms by R.L. Wilson was released in 1993 and along with the standard edition, 150 deluxe editions were released. These deluxe editions are bound in rich brown leather with gold accents, gold gilded pages, and a gold bookmarker along with a matching brown leather slipcase. Signature plates were created and numbered for 150, which have long been sold, but as we were cleaning out an old storage area, we found four of these books still in shrink-wrapping! They do not have signature plates, but they are in NEW condition. If you have been looking for a deluxe version of Second Edition Book of Colt Firearms, this might be your only chance to add it to your library!


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The Art of the Gun: Magnificent Colts - Selections from the Robert M. Lee Collection
New! By Robert M. Lee & R.L. Wilson

Magnificent Colts features the art, history, craftsmanship, mechanics, and romance unique to these “Blue Chips of Gun Collecting.” Coauthored by collector Robert M. Lee and arms historian R. L. Wilson, this lavish work has been years in the making. Over 1,250 photographs showcase Colts from the earliest to modern times. The book is based on the Robert M. Lee Colt gun collection, regarded by many as the finest collection of Colt firearms in the world.

Magnificent Colts includes numerous previously unpublished examples of the finest, rarest, and most unusual Colts made, as well as memorabilia, period photographs, and advertising. The text is detailed, comprehensive, and up to date. Magnificent Colts is in two volumes with over 1,250 illustrations and more than 100,000 words of text and captions, detailed appendixes, bibliography, and index. The considerable fresh data and original illustrations present the Colt story as never before. No less than three photographers were employed for several years to photograph the Robert M. Lee Colt collection. Thousands of images were made, remade, and then made again till perfection was achieved. Most of the Colts were photographed in full size, and because the pages of the book are so large, it’s easy to see the top, bottom, and side of the same gun—often on the same 2-page spread.

This gives the reader a fantastic visual presentation, the same feeling you would have if you held the gun in your hand and rotated it around to see all sides. Bob Lee’s collection covers firearms from the Renaissance to modern times, and Magnificent Colts is the first title in the unprecedented the Art of the Gun series of five titles covering Colts, early firearms, Continental firearms, and English firearms. The Colt set has been hailed as “a landmark in the literature of firearms history and collecting. . . . This extraordinary new book series will showcase some of the rarest and most beautiful . . . guns ever made.”


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The Book of Colt Paper 1834-2011 CCA Limited Edition
by John Ogle

The Book of Colt Paper 1834-2011 is the only book ever published on the wide variety of historical images, product catalogs and brochures, and other important Colt ephemera spanning over 175 years. With 472 pages, 22 chapters, thousands of color images with identifying text, and two Indexes, this new publication is a virtual one-stop shopping center for identifying the vast amount of advertising and marketing materials Colt has produced over the centuries. Whether you are a Colt collector, dealer, investor, or simply want to know more about the company that was started by one of America’s most famous inventors and entrepreneurs, this publication is a must-have research tool, also providing you with hours of enjoyment!

The Book of Colt Paper 1834-2011 CCA Limited Edition is the same as the regular The Book of Colt Paper 1834-2011, except has a signature plate that is numbered 1 out of 300 and signed by the author, John Ogle, publisher, S.P. Fjestad, and Colt Historian, Beverly Haynes. This is a limited edition of 300 books total.


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The Book of Colt Paper 1834-2011
by John Ogle

The Book of Colt Paper 1834-2011 is the only book ever published on the wide variety of historical images, product catalogs and brochures, and other important Colt ephemera spanning over 175 years. With 472 pages, 22 chapters, thousands of color images with identifying text, and two Indexes, this publication is a virtual one-stop shopping center for identifying the vast amount of advertising and marketing materials Colt has produced over the centuries. Whether you are a Colt collector, dealer, investor, or simply want to know more about the company that was started by one of America’s most famous inventors and entrepreneurs, this publication is a must-have research tool, also providing you with hours of enjoyment!


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The Book of Colt Firearms 3rd Ed. DUST JACKET
This is a dust jacket ONLY (no book). This dust jacket is an excellent way to quickly improve the look and quality of your third edition of The Book of Colt Firearms. Replace your old, worn dust jacket to add value to your investment. Or, frame the dust jacket for a unique wall hanging! These dust jackets are left over from the original printings of the books, and all are original dust jackets (not copies or reprints).

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American Arms Collectors - Percussion Colts and Their Rivals "The Al Cali Collection"
By R.L. Wilson

American Arms Collectors - Percussion Colts and Their Rivals "The Al Cali Collection" by R. L. Wilson is arguably the finest firearms book ever published. It showcases three elements of collecting firearms that have never been combined in print before. All images depict the firearm's life size so the reader can visualize the relative sizes, and see every detail. The original condition of the guns is astonishing - some remain in virtually new condition from the mid-19th century! Furthermore, the quality of Mr. Douglas Sandberg's photography is unsurpassed.

When noted antique firearms collector Al Cali sold his Colt collection on Sept. 18, 2011, little did he know that many of his revolvers would shatter existing world's records for firearms prices realized at auctions. Al Cali didn't have the biggest Colt collection ever assembled, but in terms of original condition of the specimens he chose, what he accumulated over 50 years is unequaled in the history of gun collecting.

This landmark Heritage/Greg Martin auction produced the following results: 5 cased percussion Colts sold for $3,852,500, and the cased and shell carved ivory gripped Texas/Holster Model No. 5 Paterson with w/9 in. barrel gaveled for $977,500, establishing a new world's record! The 33 Colts auctioned off brought $6,690,740, averaging over $200,000 per gun!

Owning this book is the next best thing to owning Al Cali's collection. With an impressive oversized 11x17 in. format, this 194 page publication is sure to become a classic shortly! Regularly $99.95, the price has been reduced to $75. Don't wait, as quantities are very limited.



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The Official Record of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver 1873-1895
This newest Colt SAA book is simply a must for all Colt antique Single Action collectors! Breaks down years of manufacture from 1873-1895, and lists much of the history that happened within those years. Calibers have also been broken out, along with barrel lengths, finishes, and special orders so that the reader can determine the relative rarity factor of any one specific configuration. Previously unpublished, a listing of major Colt dealers and what they ordered during this time period is also included with some related history. Hardcover with dust jacket, many color images, 464 pages.

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The Book of Colt Firearms – 3rd Edition, Deluxe Edition
The Deluxe Edition of The Book of Colt Firearms – 3rd Edition features the same book as the Standard Edition with a tan cover with gold foil, gold gilded edges, an attached gold page marker, a deluxe tan slipcase, and a signature plate with signatures from Colt Historian Kathleen Holt, Colt Archivist Beverly Haynes, Author R.L. Wilson, and Publisher S.P. Fjestad. Only 150 of these deluxe books are available. Limited quantities!

Special Offer! For a limited time buy the Deluxe Edition of The Book of Colt Firearms – 3rd Edition for only $195!


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The Book of Colt Firearms – 3rd Edition, Colt Collectors Association (CCA) Edition
The Colt Collectors Association Edition of The Book of Colt Firearms – 3rd Edition is offered in commemoration of the 3rd Edition of The Book of Colt Firearms at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Colt Collectors Association in Houston, TX, October 2-5, 2008. The CCA Edition features the same book as the Standard Edition with a special CCA signature plate with signatures from Colt Historian Kathleen Holt, Colt Archivist Beverly Haynes, Author R.L. Wilson, and Publisher S.P. Fjestad. Only 200 of these deluxe books are available. Limited quantities!

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The Book of Colt Firearms – 3rd Edition
By R.L. Wilson

Universally accepted as one of the finest firearms books ever published, this edition of The Book of Colt Firearms with 648 pages has been updated with many new color images, plus extensive serialization for Colt’s dates of manufacture after 1985.

Captain Walker’s Walkers – A Brief History by R.L. Wilson

Two of the most historic firearms ever manufactured are featured on the cover of this newest 3rd Edition, along with an engraved Colt Lightning rifle. These two icons of 19th century Americana were instrumental in the revival of Samuel Colt’s firearms enterprise after his failure in Paterson, NJ. Weighing in at 4 pounds, 9 ounces each, these massive revolvers were presented by a grateful Samuel Colt to Captain Samuel H. Walker, who assisted Colt in the design of these arms and was influential in obtaining a government contract for 1,000 pistols. Walker’s own pair is from the civilian series, #1009 and #1010. The unique set was shipped prior to the Captain’s untimely death in October 1847 at the battle of Juamantla, Mexico. This pair of revolvers was documented through detailed research by Phil Schreier of the National Firearms Museum staff, from presentation by Samuel Colt to the Walker family, and subsequently into the hands of collectors. Two individual NRA silver medallions, the NRA’s top award, were awarded to these guns, and these prestigious medallions stay with the guns, regardless if ownership changes.

Walker revolvers from the Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection.

As usual, Blue Book did a great job on the book. The new photos are very nice, and the new material is good and nicely integrated. - Jim Supica, curator, National Firearms Museum


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The Book of Colt Firearms 2nd Ed. DUST JACKET
This is a dust jacket ONLY (no book). This dust jacket is an excellent way to quickly improve the look and quality of your second edition of The Book of Colt Firearms. The books themselves are sold out and hard to come by, and they sell for around $250-350 or more. Replace your old, worn dust jacket to add value to your investment. Or, frame the dust jacket for a unique wall hanging! These dust jackets are left over from the original printings of the books, and all are original dust jackets (not copies or reprints).


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