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    ​ A few thoughts at random … For years, the...



    A few thoughts at random … For years, the industrialized countries have built and they carry on building all kind of weapons (tanks, bombers, submarines, nuke bombs etc.) to protect themselves...
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    For years our politicos, whatever the wing they...

    For years our politicos, whatever the wing they are members of, have told us that the “LIVING TOGETHER”and “SOCIAL DIVERSITY” are paramount in our modern way of life. Actually, observing the way the...
  3. Tomorrow, Nov 11th / Veterans Day, Poppy Day, Armistice Day

    Hi Friends,


    Tomorrow Nov. 11th is the Poppy Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, 1918 Armistice Day, ...same meaning whatever the country.


    It may look weird to celebrate this Day with songs...
  4. Federation Française de Tir / Photo album / You may like to scroll through it.

    Hi friends,


    The F.F.T. (Fédération Française de Tir) has just issued a photo album that comprises images captured during recent French championships of various shooting sports (TAR, TSV, Bench...
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    Two websites worth of a daily visit.

    Hi all,


    I can't remember if I already shared with you these two Website links. Besides my interest in handguns (as for Colt ones, I own a Woodsman), and due to my background and the place I was...
  6. It's a pity you cannot attend the D-Day...

    It's a pity you cannot attend the D-Day ceremonies or visit the D-Day sites in Normandy. Norman people is grateful to the Allies Vets and their descendants, they are very welcome in Normandy.
    Hope...
  7. 75th Anniversary of the D-Day / French TV / Live and Full coverage of ceremonies

    ​Hi all,


    Tomorrow is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day in Normandy. A lot of brave men came ashore that Day.


    I know that we, members of the Colt forum, pay the utmost respect to our Vets. ...
  8. 75th D-Day anniversary / 30 C-47 Dakota over Normandy

    Hi all,


    Besides being a target shooter (Woodsman Target), I am passionate about the history of WW1, WW2, War in Indochina, Korea and Viet-Nam, air forces and planes.
    For those of us who suffer...
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    This Colt machine gun was also mounted on some...

    This Colt machine gun was also mounted on some French airplanes during WW1.
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  10. New stainless Cobra 38 Sp +P / Article about it in a french newsletter.

    Hi all,


    First, I wish the members of the Colt Forum a Merry Christmas.


    Second, as a subscriber to the newsletter “essai-armes”, I have received this article you may like to read. It's about...
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    I've bought my first handgun circa 1973. Wanted...

    I've bought my first handgun circa 1973. Wanted to buy a S&W Mod.41 but at this time this model was not available in France for, according to the gunshop and due to the situation in the Middle East,...
  12. The 1860 "Belgian Colt" aka "Rampant Centaure" ... Colt

    Hi all,


    Having read, in an other thread of this forum, comments on a 1860 with a “rebated cylinder”, I have searched on the Web for the meaning of “rebated cylinder”.(Sorry, I'm not an expert in...
  13. Clint Eastwood / Morricone's music / Danish orchestra

    Hi all,


    I think the lounge is the right place to chit-chat or share any subject more or less related to the handguns, and more specially to the Colt percussion revolvers. So, I suggest you to...
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    As far as I remember, one interesting feature of...

    As far as I remember, one interesting feature of the MR73 is its capacity to also shoot 9mm Para in the same cylinder (357) by mean of a device (clip or something like that) that allows to extract...
  15. Hi Saintclair, Actually Pr. Macron is a very...

    Hi Saintclair,


    Actually Pr. Macron is a very very well educated guy, for sure better than the other presidents (Sarkozy and Hollande) we have had before him. I have no doubt he knows well the...
  16. August 8th 1918 : Battle of Amiens Commemoration

    Hi Friends,

    Amiens, not far (20km) from the WW1 frontline, is the town I was born. For many reasons I am very sensitive to the respect we must pay to all veterans, whatever the country they come...
  17. I was very happy to help deyomatic (hi !) to...

    I was very happy to help deyomatic (hi !) to prepare his tour in France with suggestions on places to visit. I am happy to read that he was welcome in my country, as well as I told him. Whenever I...
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    Thanks a lot Mustango. I appreciate so much you...

    Thanks a lot Mustango. I appreciate so much you know we'll have also in some respect our own "Independance day" on July 14th. It is interesting and funny to notice that Marquis De Lafayette, who...
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    Happy Independance Day

    Just a short message to wish the US members of the Colt Forum a great Independance Day !


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  20. Thread: Strange term?

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    Could refer to the shape of the Cupidon's...

    Could refer to the shape of the Cupidon's (cupid's in English) bow ...
  21. 74 th D-Day in Normandy - A-10 Warthog with special (B&W stripes) over Omaha beach

    74th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.


    A short reminder so that we don't forget that 74 years ago, on evening June 5th , Allies' paratroopers were boarding the C-47 and preparing to jump over...
  22. Thread: Mat 49

    by PICARDIE
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    Sir (okcorral1881), I pay my respects to your...

    Sir (okcorral1881), I pay my respects to your father. Enough to say that the 3rd RPC has its roots in the British SAS and one of its chiefs was the wellknown Gal Marcel Bigeard ......
  23. Thread: Mat 49

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    Lucky you ! To me it's a flashback in my youth. I...

    Lucky you ! To me it's a flashback in my youth. I have shot this MAT 49 so many times, along with the MAC 50 and the AA-52. These were the weapons we had in the French Air Force till the 90's for the...
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    My humble contribution to the MemorialDay. ...

    My humble contribution to the MemorialDay.


    This modest War memorial is erected close to the main gate of the former 102 Air Force Base, also known as “George Guynemer AFB”, near to Dijon in...
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    Use them as a straw to sip your Bourbon or any...

    Use them as a straw to sip your Bourbon or any other beverage you like ! :D
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