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Manufactured from 1836-1842 in Paterson, NJ; 1847-1848 in Whitneyville, CT; 1854-1864 in London, England; and from 1848-date in Hartford, CT. Colt Firearms became a division of Colt Industries in 1964. In March 1990, the Colt Firearms Division was sold to C.F. Holding Corp. located in Hartford, CT, and the new company was called Colt's Manufacturing Company, Inc. The original Hartford plant was closed during 1994, the same year the company was sold again to a new investor group headed by Zilkha Co., located in New York, NY. During 1999, Colt Archive Properties LLC, the historical research division, became its own entity.
In November 2003, Colt was divided into two separate companies, Colt Defense LLC (military/law enforcement) and Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC (handguns and match target rifles). The largest portion of Colt Defense's business is now in sporting rifles, a line of business the company got back into during 2011. Military orders have been on the decline since 2009.
During 2013, Colt Defense LLC acquired Colt's Manufacturing LLC for $60.5 million and reunited Colt's military and civilian handgun businesses. By combining the two companies after a decade long split, Colt Defense has eliminated the risk that its contract with Colt's Manufacturing to sell commercial firearms to civilian sportsmen and hunters under its namesake brand wouldn't be extended beyond March 2014. The company plans to remain in West Hartford. In February 2021, CZ's parent company CZG announced that it was buying Colt.
For more information and current pricing on both new and used Colt airguns, please refer to the Blue Book of Airguns - also available as an online subscription. For more information and current pricing on both new and used Colt black powder reproductions and replicas, please refer to the Blue Book of Modern Black Powder Arms (also available online).
Current manufacturer with headquarters located in West Hartford, CT.
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COLT Firearms Models

COLT CBX TACHUNTER Image

COLT CBX TACHUNTER

.308 Win. cal., 20 in. Nitride steel threaded barrel, 5 shot Magpul AICS, carbon steel receiver with black Nitride finish, two-position tang safety, Gray polymer adj. pistol grip stock, ambi mag. latch, 3 sling swivel studs, 39.75 in. OA...

COLT M4 CARBINE Image

COLT M4 CARBINE

.22 LR cal., GIO, 16.2 in. shrouded barrel, flat-top receiver, 10 or 30 shot mag., detachable carry handle, single left-side safety lever, four position retractable stock, ribbed aluminum handguard, black finish, approx. 6 lbs. Mfg. by Umar...

COLT 1918 SELF LOADING RIFLE Image

COLT 1918 SELF LOADING RIFLE

.30-06 cal., gas operated w/three position regulator, 20 shot staggered mag., uncheckered walnut stock and forearm w/horizontal finger grooves, lock breech, closed bolt, hammer fired, sling swivels, includes leather display case, blue metal...

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COLT ARMSMEAR

12 ga. only, 2 3/4 in. chambers, 28 (HE) or 30 (LE) in. VR barrels with screw-in chokes, boxlock action with engraved sideplates, checkered high-grade European walnut stock and forearm, choice of light (Armsmear 12 LE) or heavy (Armsmea...

COLT 1878 HAMMER SHOTGUN Image

COLT 1878 HAMMER SHOTGUN

10 or 12 ga., 28-32 in. blue or browned Damascus barrels, double triggers, sideplates, case hardened breech, extractors, semi-pistol grip stock, 22,683 mfg. between 1878-89. Many of these guns were ordered with special features - these orig...

COLT STANDARD AUTO SHOTGUN Image

COLT STANDARD AUTO SHOTGUN

12 or 20 ga. (also available in Magnum), aluminum frame, 26, 28, 30, or 32 in. plain or VR barrel. Almost 5,300 mfg. (both models) mfg. by Franchi of Italy 1962-66.

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COLT ANACONDA (OLDER MFG.)

.44 Mag. or .45 LC (mfg. 1992-1999) cal., 4 (new 1991), 5 (not factory cataloged, special edition only, mfg. 1998), 6, or 8 in. VR barrel, transfer bar safety system, 6 shot, choice of matte (disc. 2003), Realtree Grey camo (.44 Mag. wit...

COLT AR-15A3 TACTICAL CARBINE (R-6721) Image

COLT AR-15A3 TACTICAL CARBINE (R-6721)

.223 Rem. cal., GIO, M4 flat-top with 16 in. heavy barrel, 1:9 twist, A2 sights, pre-ban configuration with flash hider, bayonet lug, and 4-position, collapsible stock, removable carry handle, 134 were sold commercially in the U.S., most co...

COLT SP-1 (R6000) Image

COLT SP-1 (R6000)

.223 Rem. cal., GIO, original Colt tactical configuration without forward bolt assist, 20 in. barrel with 1:12 in. twist, identifiable by the triangular shaped handguards/forearm, no case deflector, A1 sights, finishes included parkerizing ...

COLT-SHARPS STANDARD OR DELUXE RIFLE Image

COLT-SHARPS STANDARD OR DELUXE RIFLE

.17 Rem., .222 Rem. (Mfg. 1 ), .22-250 Rem. (Mfg. 106), .243 Win. (Mfg. 103), .25-06 Rem. (Mfg. 79), .270 Win. (Mfg. 1), 7mm Rem. Mag. (Mfg. 86), .30-06 (Mfg. 120), .375 H&H (Mfg. 2), .50-70 Govt. (two known) cal., 26 or 28 in. heavy (r...

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COLTEER 1-22

.22 LR or .22 WMR cal., single shot bolt action, 20, 22, or 24 (.22 WMR only, w/o sights) in. round barrel, adj. rear sight (20 or 22 in. barrel), plain walnut stock. Approx. 50,000 mfg. 1957-1966.

COLT 9MM CARBINE (AR6951) Image

COLT 9MM CARBINE (AR6951)

9mm Para. cal., GIO, 16.1 in. barrel with flash suppressor, 32 shot mag., folding rear sight, adj. Rogers Super-Stoc, flat-top receiver, A3 detachable carrying handle, grooved aluminum handguard, choice of matte black or Muddy Girl (AR6951M...

COLT ACCURIZED RIFLE (CR6720/CR6724) Image

COLT ACCURIZED RIFLE (CR6720/CR6724)

.223 Rem. cal., GIO, 20 (CR6720) or 24 (CR6724, disc. 2012, reintroduced 2014) in. stainless match barrel, matte finish, accurized AR-15, 8 (disc. 1998) or 9 (new 1999) shot mag., 9.41 lbs. Mfg. 1997-2019.

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COLT "57"

.243 Win. or .30-06 cal., FN Mauser action, mfg. by Jefferson Mfg. Co. in N. Haven, CT during 1957, approx. 5,000 mfg. starting at ser. no. 1, checkered American Monte Carlo walnut stock, rear aperture and wraparound front sight, drilled an...

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COLT BERDAN

.42 bottle-necked CF cal., breechloading, approx. 30,000 mfg. 1866-circa 1870. Scarce since most were sent to Russia and have Russian barrel markings, approx. 50-100 are Hartford marked.

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COLT PATERSON NO. 1 POCKET MODEL

.28 cal., single action, 2 1/2-4 3/4 in. octagon barrel, 5 shot cylinder, folding trigger, varnished walnut grips, serial range 1 to approx. 500. Standard barrel marking "Patent Arms M'g Co. Paterson N.J.-Colt's Pt.", Centaur scen...

COLT WALKER MODEL Image

COLT WALKER MODEL

.44 cal., single action, 9 in. part round/part octagon barrel, 6 shot cylinder, brass trigger guard, one-piece walnut grips, blue metal with case hardened frame, lever, and hammer, cylinder left in the white without finish, barrels marked "...

COLT WHITNEYVILLE HARTFORD DRAGOON Image

COLT WHITNEYVILLE HARTFORD DRAGOON

.44 cal., 6 shot, 7 1/2 in. part octagon/part round barrel, some of the left-over Walker parts were used in Dragoons, blue metal with case hardened frame, lever, hammer, brass trigger guard, and steel cylinder bears Texas Ranger and Indian ...

COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL Image

COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL

.31 cal., 5 or 6 shot, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in. octagon barrels, most with loading levers, blue metal with case hardened frame, lever and hammer, grip straps of brass (silver plated), or steel (silver plated or blue), stagecoach hold-up scene on ...

COLT THUER CONVERSIONS (c. 1868-1872) Image

COLT THUER CONVERSIONS (c. 1868-1872)

.31, .36, or .44 centerfire cal., less than 5,000 produced in all models. This was Colt's first commercial attempt at converting percussion revolvers to fire fixed ammo. Standard features: usually threaded inside rammer for a Thuer loading ...

RICHARDS CONVERSION, COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER Image

RICHARDS CONVERSION, COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER

.44 CF cal., produced circa 1870s, special machining to barrel and breech of cylinder for conversion to a cartridge weapon. Produced in three serial ranges: one numbered under 10,000, a separate group generally in the 190,000 to 200,000 ran...

COLT 1851 NAVY RICHARDS-MASON Image

COLT 1851 NAVY RICHARDS-MASON

.38 CF and RF cal., circa 1870s. Produced in two different serial ranges. Has improved Richards-Mason breechplate that is flush with diameter of recoil shield. Difficult to locate in prime condition.

COLT 1871-72 OPEN TOP MODEL RIMFIRE Image

COLT 1871-72 OPEN TOP MODEL RIMFIRE

.44 RF cal., 6 shot, 7 1/2 in. barrel, without frame top strap, blue metal with case hardened hammer, serial range 1-approx. 7,000, barrel address "ADDRESS COL. SAM COLT, NEW YORK, U.S. AMERICA", forerunner of the single action Ar...

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COLT FIRST MODEL DERRINGER

.41 RF cal., single shot, 2 1/2 in. barrel, all steel construction, scroll engraving standard, blue, nickel, or silver plated barrel, downward pivoting barrel, no grips, serial numbered 1-6,500. Mfg. approx. 1870-1890.

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COLT CLOVERLEAF HOUSE PISTOL

.41 Short or long RF cal., cloverleaf configured 4 shot cylinder, spur trigger, 1 1/2 or 3 in. barrel, blue or nickel plated, approx. 7,500 mfg. in ser. no. range 1-8300 during 1871-1876.

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COLT 1ST MODEL

.22, .30, .32, .38, or .41 RF and CF cal., mfg. 1873-1876, 7 (.22 cal. only) or 5 shot, short cylinder flutes, cylinder stop slots cut on exterior of cylinder, 1 3/4, 2 1/4, or 4 in. barrel, full nickel or blue/case hardened finish, spur tr...

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY (SAA) - STANDARD MFG. Image

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY (SAA) - STANDARD MFG.

over 30 cals., six shot single action revolver, three standard barrel lengths. The 4 ¾ in. barrel had a two line address, while the 5 ½ in. and 7 ½ in. had a one line address. Blue with color case hardened frame or full nickel finish wer...

COLT PRE-WOODSMAN Image

COLT PRE-WOODSMAN

.22 LR cal., 6 5/8 in. barrel, 10 shot mag., blue only, bottom mag. release, checkered wood grips, adj. front and rear sights, this model was officially named "Colt Automatic Pistol, Caliber .22 Target Model", magazine base has 2-...

COLT DOUBLE EAGLE SERIES 90 I & II Image

COLT DOUBLE EAGLE SERIES 90 I & II

9mm Para. (mfg. 1991 only), .38 Super (mfg. 1991 only), .45 ACP, or 10mm (disc. 1993) cal., double action semi-auto that operates on the Browning/Colt short recoil, pivoting link locking system used by the Govt. Model, 5 in. barrel, matte s...

COLT MFG. MODEL 1911A1 MILITARY Image

COLT MFG. MODEL 1911A1 MILITARY

approx. 438,527 mfg. between 1924- 1945, ser. nos. 700,000 - on up, right side of frame marked "M1911A1 U.S. ARMY", bright blue finish up to approx. ser. no. 740,000, parkerized finish after that - standard military finish (WWII m...

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY (SAA, 2ND GENERATION) Image

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY (SAA, 2ND GENERATION)

.357 Mag., .38 Spl., .44 Spl., or .45 LC cal., denoted by SA suffix, 3 (Sheriff's Model), 4 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/2, or 12 (Buntline) in. barrel length - 5 1/2, 7 1/2, and 12 in. barrels have the one-line barrel address, and are all blue, blue/ca...

COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL 1911A1 Image

COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL 1911A1

commercial blue finish or parkerized, checkered walnut grips, checkered arched mainspring housing relief cuts in frame for improved trigger reach, and longer grip safety spur. As in the Model 1911, Colt licensed other companies to produce u...

COLT COMMERCIAL ACE Image

COLT COMMERCIAL ACE

.22 LR cal., similar to Government .45 ACP, but in .22 LR cal., 4 3/4 in. barrel, blue, adj. sights, checkered walnut grips, almost 11,000 mfg. (ser. no. range 1-10,935) 1931-41 and 1947.

COLT NATIONAL MATCH Image

COLT NATIONAL MATCH

.45 ACP cal., similar to Government Model, except has hand-honed action, match grade barrel, blue or nickel finish, stamped "National Match" on right side of slide. There were a total of 4,813 National Matches manufactured between...

COLT NATIONAL MATCH Image

COLT NATIONAL MATCH

.45 ACP cal., match grade barrel, royal blue finish, new design bushing, beveld barrel bushing and recoil spring plug, flat or arched (mfg. approx. 1959-64) mainspring housing, long trigger w/adj. overtravel stop, hand fitted slide with enl...

COLT FRONTIER SCOUT (Q or F SUFFIX) Image

COLT FRONTIER SCOUT (Q or F SUFFIX)

.22 LR or .22 WMR (introduced after 1960) cal., "Q" or "F" suffix, blue or bright alloy frame, all blue, or duotone (bright alloy frame disc. 1961), 4 3/4 or 9 1/2 (Buntline, blue only) in. barrel, available with interch...

COLT 1900 Image

COLT 1900

.38 ACP cal., 6 in. barrel, blue, plain walnut grips - checkered hard rubber grips after S/N 2,450, high spur hammer, sight safety. Mfg. 1900-03.

COLT 1911 COMMERCIAL Image

COLT 1911 COMMERCIAL

.45 ACP cal., 5 in. barrel, fixed sights, 7 shot mag., flat main spring housing, polished blue finish only, checkered walnut grips. Denoted by "C" preceding serial number, approx. ser. no. range C1-C138,532. Watch for fakes. Colt ...

COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE Image

COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE

.22 LR cal., 5 in. barrel, blue finish until serial number 3864, then parkerized finish, similar to .45 ACP National Match except for caliber, has floating chamber to simulate .45 ACP recoil. Limited mfg. 1935-1945.

COLT 1902 SPORTING Image

COLT 1902 SPORTING

.38 ACP, 6 in. barrel, blue, fixed sights, checkered hard rubber grips, no safety, high spur hammer or round hammer. Mfg. 1902-08.

Colt Baby Open Top Prototype Image

Colt Baby Open Top Prototype

.38 RF and CF cal., 4 1/2, 5 1/2, or 6 1/2 in. barrels produced as a cartridge component without rammer slots and lug cutouts inherent to a percussion barrel, much shorter lug area than similar model converted from percussion barrel, no slo...

COLT SECOND MODEL DERRINGER Image

COLT SECOND MODEL DERRINGER

.41 RF or CF cal., single shot, 2 1/2 in. barrel, scroll engraving standard, blue, nickel, or silver plated barrel, downward pivoting barrel, checkered and varnished walnut grips, "No 2" marked on top of barrel, serial numbered 1-...

Colt 5-shot Cloverleaf Image

Colt 5-shot Cloverleaf

similar to 4 shot model, except has round 5 shot cylinder and 2 5/8 in. barrel only, approx. 2,500 mfg. in ser. no. range 6,160-9,950 during 1871-76.

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COLT 2ND MODEL

similar to 1st Model, except has longer cylinder flutes and cylinder stop slots are on the back of cylinder, may or may not have loading gate. Mfg. 1876-1884.

Colt Pinch Frame SAA (ser. no. range 1-160) Image

Colt Pinch Frame SAA (ser. no. range 1-160)

very rare and seldom found with any original finish, .44 S&W American and .45 Colt calibers, 7 ½ in. barrel, blue and case hardened finish, one-piece varnished wood grips, distinctive rear sight situated one-half inch in front of the h...

Colt .44 Rimfire SAA Image

Colt .44 Rimfire SAA

.44 Henry rimfire cal., 7 ½ in. barrel, blue and nickel finishes, most were shipped to the southwest and saw hard use, rare with any original finish remaining, many barrels shortened during their period of use, serial numbered in their own...

Colt Early U.S. Model SAA (Mfg. 1873-1875) Image

Colt Early U.S. Model SAA (Mfg. 1873-1875)

principal sub-inspectors of this early period used only the first letter of their last name to mark the revolvers which they inspected. Chronologically, they were O.W. Ainsworth (A), S.B. Lewis (L), W.W. Johnson (J), and A.P. Casey (C).

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Colt M4 Ops

.22 LR cal., GIO, 16.2 in. barrel, 10 or 30 shot mag., aluminum upper and lower receiver, black finish, quad tactical rail interface system with elongated Picatinny rail on top of barrel and frame, inline barrel/stock design, cartridge case...

COLT PATERSON 1839 SHOTGUN Image

COLT PATERSON 1839 SHOTGUN

16 gauge, percussion, center hammer, revolving, 6 shot cylinder with scene, browned finished in a Damascus pattern 24 or 32 in. barrel marked on right side of lug "-Patent Arms M'g. Co. Paterson, NJ.-Colt's Pt. -" in one line, fro...

COLT 1883 HAMMERLESS Image

COLT 1883 HAMMERLESS

8, 10, or 12 ga., 28-32 in. Damascus barrels, many deluxe custom orders mfg. in this model from 1883-1895. Approx. serial range is 1-3,050 and 4,055-8,365. Seldom encountered in mint condition. Most guns were custom ordered.

Colt Anaconda 1st Edition Image

Colt Anaconda 1st Edition

.44 Mag. cal., Ultimate Stainless finish, special rollmark on left side of barrel reads "Colt Anaconda First Edition", with aluminum carrying case, ser. no. range MM00001-MM01000, 1,000 mfg. 1990 only.

COLT GOVERNMENT CARBINE (R6520) Image

COLT GOVERNMENT CARBINE (R6520)

.223 Rem. cal., GIO, receiver is stamped Government Carbine, two-position collapsible buttstock, 800 meter adj. rear sight, 16 in. barrel with bayonet lug, 1:7 twist, shortened forearm, 5 lbs. 13 oz. Mfg. 1988-94.

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COLT STAGECOACH

.22 LR cal., semi-auto, 16 1/2 in. barrel, 13 shot mag., deluxe walnut stock, saddle ring w/leather thong, roll-engraved hold-up scene. Over 25,000 mfg. 1965-mid-1970s.

COLT AR15 A4 RIFLE Image

COLT AR15 A4 RIFLE

5.56 NATO cal., GIO, 20 in. barrel with flash suppressor, 30 shot mag., flat-top receiver with removable carry handle, A2 style buttstock and front sight, ribbed handguard, black finish, 7.7 lbs. Mfg. 2013-2019.

COLTSMAN STANDARD RIFLE Image

COLTSMAN STANDARD RIFLE

.223 Rem., .243 Win., .264 Win. Mag., .30-06, .300 Win. Mag., or .308 Win. cal., mfg. by Kodiak, Mauser or Sako action, 22 or 24 (.300 Win. Mag.) in. barrel, 5 or 6 shot mag. Approx. 10,000 (both models) mfg. 1958-66.

COLT WOODSMAN 1ST SERIES Image

COLT WOODSMAN 1ST SERIES

.22 LR cal., 10 shot mag., blue only, bottom mag. release, checkered wood grips, marked "The Woodsman" on receiver, adj. sights, mfg. from 1927-1947, total production was approx. 112,000.

COLT 1877 LIGHTNING Image

COLT 1877 LIGHTNING

.38 Colt cal., 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 5, or 6 in. barrels without ejector, 4 1/2, 5, 6, 7, or 7 1/2 in. barrels with ejector, 6 shot double action, long cylinder fluting, blue finish with case hardened frame and hammer, full n...