Colt 1911 Gold Cups The best ever made
I'll buy the 2nd edition just because I am curious. It's not even available yet.
I believe that you meant that the S&W (1st, 2nd, and/or 3rd) guy's book was good while the 1st Colt Standard Catalog was not?i wish the smith guys did the colt book as well, the smith book should be on any gun guys bookshelf,the colt book make a good pellet gun backstop.
I don't know. I've been accumulating both for almost 40 years.I was talking to Jim Supica when his first 'Standard catalog' came about....
Smith & Wesson, on the other hand - wasn't viewed with the same rabid, lust-filled eyes, and if one knew what he was looking at, quite often bargains could be found.
I have never in my life bought a Colt or a S&W on a profit motive. I've always bought them because I just liked them.A good reason to write a book, but once it was written, and folks read it - Smith & Wesson popularity rose exponentially, and that was great, if you were sitting on a bunch of them.
Not so great if you were just starting out...