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The Book of Colt Firearms

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I just joined this Forum a few days ago, but I notice that many comments reference "The Book of Colt Firearms" By Wilson. I have the original version of that book (with blue jacket)
which lists the authors (note plural) as Sutherland and Wilson. As a trained scientist who has written many peer reviewed technical papers, I know that one should always refer to the
original seminal publication as opposed to later editions unless the later editions contain specific new information not in the original.
I understand that Sutherland has passed away, but I suspect much of the original research in the original edition was done by him. I hope people in this Forum will not let the record
of his accomplishments be lost.
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There is little chance their accomplishments will be lost. The book is considered by most serious Colt collectors to be "The Bible" of the Colt collecting hobby. It has some errors, but until someone comes along with a more complete and accurate upgrade, this is THE book to have. There are many other books to supplement the BOCF, but this one remains the best source of info for Colts to be found in one book.
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