Colt’s Manufacturing

founded in 1855

  • 1836
  • founded by Samuel Colt
  • 1847 Colt Walker
  • Single Action Army
  • Peacemaker
  • Colt Python
  • Colt M1911
  • 2002, Colt Defense was split off from Colt’s Manufacturing Company
    – Colt’s Manufacturing Company served the civilian market
    – Colt Defense served the law enforcement
  • 2013 two companies reunited
  • lost the US Army M4 contract
  • 2015-2016 Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • owned by Cannae Holdings Inc

West Hartford, Connecticut

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