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    Question Factory tours?

    Gentlemen: It appears that I may be flying to Hartford within the next month. Not sure of the dates yet, as it depends on a vendor completing his work first. Depending on how long it takes to complete my business there, I may have 4-5 hours free time before I have to leave again. Just thinking that this would be a great opportunity to tour the factory or the Custom Shop. Does anyone know whether such a visit can be arranged? I seem to remember seeing some threads here but cannot locate them at present.

    Thanks for any insights.

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    This was back in 1994 I was in the area and asked about of tour. I was told they don't give factory tours. I guess some journalists might get a tour but it's heavily monitored and controlled for safety reasons and some areas where proprietary processes are used. Basically...if you're not gonna give them a favorable review you won't get in.

    When I attended S&W armorer's school in Springfield we were given a factory tour but not everything was shown to us.
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    I think I'd rather tour the old factory, even though is pretty much empty?
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    I live maybe 20 minutes from old Armory. You can go have a beer at the Hooker Brewery at Colt which is in the South Armory. Cool place, beer is ok. You can also go to the CT State Library and look at the Colt collection. If you've never been that is a great place to check out.
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    Do they serve Guinness?
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    No Guinness, all their own beers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buickgsman View Post
    You can also go to the CT State Library and look at the Colt collection. If you've never been that is a great place to check out.
    If I were you, I'd take a drive past the new factory, stop and get some photos of the OLD factory, then go to the CT State Library (free) and see the collection.

    30 mins north of here you CAN tour the REAL Springfield Armory, if you have the time.

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    The CT state library is the place to go. There are some other great exhibits besides the Colt's. Definetly worth seeing.
    Keep in mind that the airport is not in Hartford, but 20-30 minutes to the north. With the hassels of traveling today, you might not have enouph time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buickgsman View Post
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    Here's some pictures of the tour of the old armory that I went to in 2014 for the 200th birthday of Sam Colt.
    The Rampant Colt

    The Dome from the back.

    Typical resident.

    Staircase to the dome.


    Ghost of Sam Colt. Note the old floors. That was about the safest area. You had to follow a roped off path, because the floor was falling through in places.

    Entry to the dome.


    Ceiling of the dome.



    Back looking at Coltsville.

    To the left is the part of the armory that are now condos.

    Looking north, abandoned section.

    North towards downtown.

    South towards condos.

    In front, I91 and the CT river.



    Smokestack


    Entrance to condos and restaurant to right.


    Coltsville houses.

    Dome from I91




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