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Colt Chapter 11

Colt goes Chapter 11... Well, I'm confused. First off men and gals, their capital worth is booked at $500mio and their debt is, wait for it, $500mio. Yes, liquidity is more complex than left ...

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Once a Marine always a Marine

On their 50th anniversary, a wife found the negligee she wore on her wedding night and put it on. She went to her husband, a retired Marine, and asked, "Honey, do you remember this?" He looked ...

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Colt to offer M45 Marine Corp Railgun to Public in 2013

So, apparently next year, Colt will be offering the same M45 Rail gun that is being supplied to the Marine Corp. It will be handfitted in the Colt custom shop and supplied with a test target that ...

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Colt's Manufacturing Company (CMC--formerly Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company) was founded in 1847 and is a United States firearms manufacturer. Colt is best known for the production, engineering, and marketing of numerous different firearms from the 1950's to the present. CMC has made many military and civilian designs utilized in the United States as well throughout many other countries.

The Colt .45

Perhaps the most famous product produced by colt is the legendary "Colt .45" revolver. The given name of the Colt .45 was the Single Action Army. Following, the Colt .45, Colt's other popular revolvers include the Colt Anaconda and Colt Python. The now ubiquitous parallel slide type of design for a pistol was developed by John Browning during his tenure with Colt. This design debuted on the Colt M1900 pistol and was the precursor to many CMC pistol designs including the Colt M1911 pistol. Colt was responsible for the M16 production for a significant period of time, though the M16 was not developed by Colt. Colt also produced numerous M16 Carbines including the M4 Carbine and the Colt Commando family.

Colt Innovations and Designs

Additionally, Colt was instrumental in the development and production of many significant less known firearms that were often well ahead of their time. The CAR-15 family is one of the more recent. The CR-15 is an innovative weapons system family of the 1060's, including but not limitd to numerous types of 5.56 machine guns including the Colt CMG-1, CMG-2 in the 60's and 70's. Colt also invented the Colt SCAMP PDW, a much lesser known firearm of the late 1970's that was considerably advanced for the time period. Colt was the primary producer of the first 15,000 Thompson Submachine guns model 1921. The Colt-Browning Model 1896 also known as the Potato Digger was one of the pioneer models of gas actuated machine guns. Even earlier in time, Colt was a revolutionary in firearms development during the 19th century. One of the first repeating rifles, was the Colt Revolver Rifle. This rifle was utilized during the American Civil War. In addition to this revolutionary model Colt produced a large number of revolvers including the 1847 Colt Walker, the smaller Mod. 1848 of the precise caliber at .44, the Navy Mod. in 1851 at cal .36, the Pocket Mod of 1849 at .331 caliber and several other very famous revolvers utilized during the Wild West period.

Colt's Influence on Revolvers

Colt's designs influenced an enormous role in the revolvers immense popularity and a drastic shift from earlier pepperbox type weapons and single pistols. It should be noted, that Colt did not invent the revolver concept, however Colt's designs did result in the first successful revolvers with supporting patents on numerous features that made them popular.

Colt Manufacturing Company and Colt Defense

Colt's Manufacturing Company was split from Colt Defense in 2002. Colt Defense serves the military, law enforcement and private security markets whereas Colt Manufacturing serves the civilian market worldwide. Before the split Colt was also extremely well known for production of the Colt M4 Carbines, M1911 automatic pistols, M203 grenade launchers, and M16 assault rifles. The aforementioned products have now been taken over by Colt defense and none of these products were ever Colt Designs. Colt Canada was created with the purchase and renaming of Diemaco of Canada, however most of its products remained the same. Colt and Diemaco had worked together throughout the years on designs and shared many similar products.

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