guy sajer· Administrator
1970's , golden is in the eye of the beholder . All opinions are welcome .I am surprised to see anyone claim that period encompasses the 1970s!
To me the Golden era might encompass 1860-1910 . Colt armed the US military in the largest battles of the century , LEO and civilians . Across the USA from the civilized East to the wild West . In all the world , when you said "Colt" , the name was recognized . Colt was becoming gun maker for the world . They had agents in North America , South America , Europe , Middle East , Far East and possibly elsewhere . They offered a wide variety of sizes , calibers and cosmetic options . Think of all the presentation guns turned out in this era . The now legendary master engravers .
And then to top it off , they of course also introduced John Browning's very successful early auto pistols .