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Colt Catalog Reference Guide 1950 - 1959

Colt Catalog Reference List 1888 - 2005

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COVER DATE DESCRIPTION / CODE DIMENSIONS PAGES
1950 Colt Form PL-229 (7-26-50)

Models include: Official Police, Police Positive Special, Detective Special, Officers Model Special, 1911A1 45 Government Model, Super 38, the New Lightweight Commander, 22 conversion unit, hammer shroud, Woodsman Target, Woodsman Sport, Woodsman Match Target and Challenger.

 

6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
1950 September 8, 1950
Colt Form PL-229
6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
1951 PL-229  (3-51) 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
1951 PL-22 9-51 6" x 9" 6
1951 PL-22 12-51 6" x 9" 6
1952 PL-22 (3-52)

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

6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
1952 PL-22 (8-52) 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
1952 PL-22 (11-52) 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
1953 PL-22 (2-53) 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
1953 PL-22 (5-53) 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
1953 PL-22 (9-53) 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 6
  1954      
June 1955 Form A-79
Python, Single Action Army, Agent (Lightweight), Marshal, Three-Fifty-Seven, Trooper
8 1/2" x 11 4
1956 Features the re-introduction of the Colt Single Action 8" x 10" 28
1957 Black and white illustrations, 3 fold pamphlet opens to show 6 pages 8 1/2" x 11" 6
1957 Black and white illustrations, 3 fold pamphlet opens to show 6 pages.  Price for Single Action on cover: Retail Price $125, with walnut stocks $130. 8 1/2" x 11" 6
1957

A79-2, February 1957 with factory print-over changes to the prices of magazines on the back. Single Action Army on the front and all the other models inside including Python, Officers Model, Woodsman, Government Model M1911, Commander, etc.

8 1/2" x 11" 6
  1958      
March
1959
  8 1/2" x 11" 6
 

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