The Colt Collectors Association


We are the Colt Collectors Association...

"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s Liberty teeth and keystone under Independence…to ensure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable…The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference and they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good."

— C.S. Wheatley, 1926

The Colt Collectors Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1980, is affiliated with the National Rifle Association, and was a major donor to the NRA National Firearms Museum. From its initial membership of 42, Colt Collectors has grown to a 2,000+ member international organization.

The Association is dedicated to the preservation of Colt firearms and other items produced by the Company, along with the study of the history relating to their development and usage.

The Origin of Colt Firearms

Colt Firearms span over a century of our history. And it all started with one industrialist with an innovative spirit.

The Elizabeth Colt Legacy Foundation

The Elizabeth Colt Legacy Foundation (ECLF) is a charitable foundation established in 1996 through the Colt Collectors Association and supports causes and organizations that promote and encourage youth participation in firearms training and safety, awareness of the historical significance of firearms in the development of our country, and their heritage to continue this tradition. Donations are given to youth firearms associations and clubs to support their endeavors.

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