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Colt Catalog Reference Guide 1940 - 1949

Colt Catalog Reference List 1888 - 2005

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COVER DATE DESCRIPTION / CODE DIMENSIONS PAGES
1940 JANUARY 1 (Dated January 1, 1940 printed over January 1, 1939) PL-22 8 1/4" by 11" 12
1941 JANUARY

Differences between 1/1/41 and 7/1/41 catalogs:

Page 20 - Has a page titled "Selecting the Proper Arm" and shows the Detroit Police winning team from Camp Perry. This doesn't appear in the 7/1/41 catalog.

Page 23 - The "New Service Target" revolver appears only in the January edition

Page 26 - The "Camp Perry model" appears only in the January edition (page 26).

6 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Blue PL-11
Dated 1/1/41

43
1941 JULY 1 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" 40
  1941 JANUARY 1 PL-22 8 1/4" x 11" 12
1941 OCTOBER 1 PL-22 8 1/4" x 11" 12
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1947 MAY 1947 PL-22-3 (5-47)

Models listed: Cobra (round butt and square butt), Official Police, Police Positive Special, Detective Special, Officers Model Special, Government Model .45 & Super .38, the New Lightweight Commander, Conversion Unit .22, the hammer shroud (for revolvers), the Woodsman Target, Woodsman Sport, Woodsman Match Target and Challenger.

6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
1947 (11-12-47) PL-226 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
  1948      
1949 (11-1-49) PL-227 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
 

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