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In the past 2 weeks, I have been told by 4 different local gun shop owners/managers that Colt will start making DA revolvers again, perhaps in their new facility in Florida. I know we have heard such rumblings in the past but it seems more consistent this time. I asked several of the individuals where they got this information. They all said their distributor/rep told them directly. Now when exactly and which old models or new designs were not disclosed.

Has anyone else heard this directly to substantiate these claims? If this happens what will this do to the value of the older models that are reproduced (like the 1911 Series 70 repros which, I think, has increased the value of the older Series 70)?
 

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It is true, but production will be very slow and the only available finish will be rust blue. :cool:
 

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It is true, but production will be very slow and the only available finish will be rust blue. :cool:
Nah, they're going to use a Carbona blue. :rolleyes:

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To answer the OP's question.......

No one outside of Colt upper management knows. We do know they've been discussing again making a DA revolver, but as far as we know, no decision has been arrived at.

Since Colt management hasn't apparently made a decision either way, no gun shop owner or distributor can possibly know either so it's all nothing but rumors without foundation.
New revolvers from Colt have been a rumor since they were discontinued in 2000.
Best guess is that if Colt does offer a new DA revolver, it'll probably be a small frame short barrel gun like the Magnum Carry.
 

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In the past 2 weeks, I have been told by 4 different local gun shop owners/managers that Colt will start making DA revolvers again, perhaps in their new facility in Florida. I know we have heard such rumblings in the past but it seems more consistent this time.
Is April over yet? :rolleyes:
 

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Will these imported Pythons be allowed in the Everglades where they are responsible for the deaths of so many animals?
 

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To answer the OP's question.......

No one outside of Colt upper management knows. We do know they've been discussing again making a DA revolver, but as far as we know, no decision has been arrived at.

Since Colt management hasn't apparently made a decision either way, no gun shop owner or distributor can possibly know either so it's all nothing but rumors without foundation.
New revolvers from Colt have been a rumor since they were discontinued in 2000.
Best guess is that if Colt does offer a new DA revolver, it'll probably be a small frame short barrel gun like the Magnum Carry.
The other answers are funny and cute but not real helpful. Thanks for a straight answer dfarriswheel.
 

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Can we quit kicking this deceased equine? Someone asks this question every few months. As DFW states, only upper management knows if and if, when. The gun shop commandos and distributor commandos certainly do not know. When Colt cannot produce enough guns to satisfy the demand now, why would Colt worry about producing revolvers?

Often times, the purchase of the building in Florida is mentioned as "proof" that Colt will be producing revolvers in the new building. In reality, the facility probably was purchased to give leverage when contract negotiations roll around later this year. If the unions are too greedy, Colt can suggest that a move to Florida will be necessary.

However, as I understand it, the facility is too small to produce anything other than small parts, such as screws and pins, etc., so if the unions realize that, there will not be much bargaining power from the threat. Do not expect to see Colt revolvers being made in Florida any time soon. And quit kicking that poor dead horse.
 

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If Colt does start making the DA revolver again, I hope it doesn't have the "Hillary hole" like the S&W's...
 

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I doubt that they could make D Specials or any of the pre MKIII revolvers at a competitive price today because of the hand fitting required...unless in China. I doubt that a Chinese colt, no matter how high quality, would have the collectors cachet of the real thing. It seems that with the popularity of snubbies for CC these days they could sell some, but they would likely be a downsized version of the easy to manufacture MK series. Hope springs eternal.
 

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When Colt cannot produce enough guns to satisfy the demand now, why would Colt worry about producing revolvers?
If they can make more money per unit.

If they can make money manufacturing revolvers in Italy where they suffer from unions, socialism and a health care program it should be possible to do it in the USA.
 

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We have all heard this before.I will take the opinion of "Believe it when I see it".I would seriously doubt that a revolver to the level of quality Colt is famous for could be brought to market at a resonable price point to be competitive with Smith and Wesson,Ruger,and other DA manufacturers.
 

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We have all heard this before.I will take the opinion of "Believe it when I see it".I would seriously doubt that a revolver to the level of quality Colt is famous for could be brought to market at a resonable price point to be competitive with Smith and Wesson,Ruger,and other DA manufacturers.
What do you think of Colt's quality today? I hear and read of the today's SAA's that the quality is not that great (fit and finish). I don't have one so can't attest to that. I think Colt competes with today's 1911's even though some aren't the quality of the older 1911's. Don't know how they would par with today's DA revolver market. Maybe with the V AA frame which doesn't require much hand fitting like the positive lockwork does.
 

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I really do not know about the quality of todays Colt products.My "newest" equine is my 1985 4 inch Peacekeeper 357 mag and eldest was made in 1959.Doubt we will ever see that level of quality in any Colt product again simply due to cost...Mike
 
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