Every Colt's Story Begins Here.

Every Colt's Story Begins Here.

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Colt Historian Beverly Haynes and Archivist Paul Szymaszek have a combined 40+ years of historical research experience within the Colt factory records. Their knowledge & work has provided tens of thousands of archive letters for buyers, sellers, and collectors and has been integral in the research process for numerous publications on Colt firearms.

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With shipping records going back to 1861, nearly all Colts, with some exceptions, can be documented with original factory specifications and shipping details.

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