From the Civil War to the War in Iraq, more American military men have
carried a Colt
than any other firearm in history. For firearms enthusiasts, the name
Colt® is legendary. Firearms produced by Colt have played a prominent
role in American history, and classic Colts have been a favorite of
firearms enthusiasts and collectors for generations. The tradition of
excellence continues today. At Colt, the importance of maintaining the
distinguished reputation that started with Samuel Colt continues to this
day, and Quality Makes It A Colt ™ is more than a modern
day motto, it’s a tradition Colt continues to uphold.
One name is synonymous with American handguns and that
name is Colt! Americans with an interest in the Civil War, Old
West, and military history recognize the importance Colt firearms have
played in these fascinating chapters of American history. In fact, Colts
are often so closely identified with some of these eras, it’s hard to
imagine the era without thinking of Colt. Where would the Old West be
without the Colt six-shooter? And what U.S. military veteran doesn’t
remember “old slabsides,” his trusty military-issued .45?
At America Remembers, we are dedicated to producing
handsome firearm issues honoring important American events and
celebrating America's unique heritage. Now, America Remembers proudly
presents the Colt Legacy Tribute Pistol. For this historic Tribute, we
have selected the legendary Colt Government Model .45 pistol. Each
Tribute is issued by America Remembers, under a license agreement with
Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC. Each Officially Licensed Colt pistol
in the edition is decorated with artwork saluting Colonel Samuel Colt
and Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC.
military men have carried the classic Model 1911 .45 pistol than any
other sidearm ever made. That alone is enough to make it a classic among
collectors, but add the name Colt and you've got an American icon.
The Story of the Rampant Colt
Here’s a fascinating story behind the Rampant Colt. Look closely and you
see that the Colt carries a spear in its mouth. In heraldry, a horse
signifies readiness to serve the monarch. The broken spear signifies a
warrior slain in battle. By carrying the spear, this warhorse is
continuing the fight for his fallen rider. It's a fitting symbol,
considering the indomitable spirit of inventor and entrepreneur Samuel
A Classically Decorated Colt
In accordance with our high standards of quality, each pistol has been
designed and decorated by craftsmen commissioned by America Remembers
for this Tribute. The slide is polished and elegantly blued. Artwork
saluting Samuel Colt and the heritage of
Colt’s Manufacturing Company is handsomely featured in lustrous 24-karat
gold. The workmanship is outstanding and no detail has been overlooked.
On each side of the slide, the distinctive Rampant Colt is also proudly
displayed, along with the familiar stylized Colt logo, signifying that
each pistol in the edition is an Officially Licensed Colt firearm.
The grips for this deluxe presentation pistol are crafted
of rosewood and are checkered in the classic "double diamond" pattern.
Inset in each grip is a gold clad Rampant Colt medallion. As a
final touch, the grip screws, slide stop, hammer, safety lock and
magazine catch are all polished and elegantly clad in lustrous 24-karat
This museum-quality Colt Legacy Tribute Pistol will be the
focal point in any collection of fine firearms. With only 300 Tributes
available in the edition, it is anticipated demand will be high.