I have heard references to the King sights. Charles Askins mentions them in his Unrepentent Sinner autobiogtaphy.
The front pistol sight with the tiny mirror is really unique. Thanks for posting this info. Very Interesting
Now you've gone & done it, I've gotta wipe all the slobber off my keyboard!!!
I remember, as a little boy, a motor officer who would park at the end of our block watching traffic. We youngsters would pester him with questions. He had one of the clam-break holsters pictured 5 pictures down on the left.
Thanks for posting this. If I might hazard an observation, it seemed like 25 years ago collectors would turn up their noses at King modified Colts, wanting unmolested examples instead. Today that does not seem to be the case, and these guns are taking their rightful place as desireable collectables from their era.
Years ago I acquired a 1947 Colt Gov't Model that had been done by KING. This GM had one slick trigger, and had the slide tightened and the barrel bushing expanded. But it also had the adjustable real sight with the stem on it like a S & W. That's my only experience with KING.
Thanks so much for posting the King catalog. It's a real PITA to have to deal with JPEGs for a document that large, and I'm glad you took the time to do so. I have a PDF copy that I have made available to the Colt Forum administrators in the hopes that they could find a way to publish it on the Forum, but so far, there appears to be no progress on the issue. Perhaps, in the future...