What Are Colt Firearms?


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Colt's Manufacturing Company is a firearms manufacturer that has been in business continuously since 1886. It produces a wide range of pistols, rifles and revolvers, as well as specialty firearms and equipment for military and law enforcement organizations.

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Colt began in 1836 when founder Sam Colt was issued his first patent for a firearm equipped with a revolving cylinder. Colt began as the first producer of revolvers but soon expanded to long armor rifles as well. Colt became an international company in 1851 with the opening of a plant in England. The company estimates it has sold more than 30 million firearms over its life.

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