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Don't own a 1st gen (yet)...but as history nerd....when did Colt workers form the Union? My understanding is one of the early strikes was in 1901. Anyone know if Union existed prior to 1890?
 

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Don't own a 1st gen (yet)...but as history nerd....when did Colt workers form the Union? My understanding is one of the early strikes was in 1901. Anyone know if Union existed prior to 1890?
Thats a good question. Early on, Colt employees formed their own "company" union from what I understand. They didnt have a lot of power though. The plant didnt become unionized until 1941 when they became part of the UEW. The UAW took over a few years later. When you read the history of the company, they seemed to be plagued with labor issues.
 

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38COLT SN 351712
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45COLT SN 351713
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38COLT SN 351957
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44-40 SN 351980
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38WCF SN 355412 in original box
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32WCF Bisley SN 295671
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32COLT Bisley SN 268775
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Engraved 45COLT SN 21406
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Cattle brand Bisley


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Lash LaRue 1st gen in 44-40 SN 59850
Another great big WOW!! That鈥檚 some collection!
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1911 .32-20 shipped back to and rebuilt into a .45 by Colt in 1969. Included is the return shipping box with Colt work invoice and all the original parts. Shown here often, the gun belonged to a Nevada businessman, Nevada State Assemblyman, and long time Sheriff of "Mercury City, NV." The gun was not refinished and the barrel, cylinder, and hammer look newer.
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Renickeled 5" 1890 .44-40...
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1920 mate to my 1957 .45.
 

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1911 .32-20 shipped back to and rebuilt into a .45 by Colt in 1969. Included is the return shipping box with Colt work invoice and all the original parts. Shown here often, the gun belonged to a Nevada businessman, Nevada State Assemblyman, and long time Sheriff of "Mercury City, NV."
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1920 mate to my 1957 .45.
That is really nice and definitely a special gun. Never seen an example of a Colt rebuild with documentation.
 

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That is really nice and definitely a special gun. Never seen an example of a Colt rebuild with documentation.
I bought the gun with the work order invoice first. Then the seller wrote me saying the widow he bought it from found the box and original parts in her ceiling where her husband stashed it. She gave it to him and he sold it to me. Here's a couple Bisleys and I think the last of my 1st Gen guns. .44 Special in the case and a .32-20.

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