Our Most Recent Issue: Spring 2023
Throughout the year, the membership keeps in touch through The Rampant Colt, the official magazine of the CCA. This is a wonderful magazine full of articles, pictures, and advertisements that keep the membership together as a family.
In this Issue:
- 2 President's and Secretary's Message
Fellow Colt Enthusiasts, I hope your holidays were joyful and the Winter has been kind to you. It’s a new year and time to start gearing up for another CCA Convention, we are responding to the requests from our West Coast members to bring the event closer to them so we are really expecting a strong showing from those west of the Pecos!
- 3 Officers and Board Directors
Officers and Directors of the Colt Collectors Association
- 4 Show Report
It has taken many years, but the CCA show is finally back in the West! The 44th Annual All Colt Gun Show, Meeting and Auction is being held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona from October 5-8, 2023. The hotel is truly a resort destination in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.
- 6 This We Believe
We believe in the Colt Collectors Association objectives, and that the collecting of arms and related collectible items is a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. We believe that the collecting of arms preserves their historical significance and artistic value for both present and future generations…
- 7 In Memoriam
Richard (Dick) Burdick, 01/21/1939 – 02/11/2023
Joe Lucas, 09/11/1947 – 12/17/2022
Dave Whipple, 08/24/1965 – 12/28/2022
Gary M. Graf, 10/26/1941 – 01/18/2023
- 8 Historian's Corner
Continuing my outlines of some key Colt employees and their past contributions to Colt Firearms, this column will acquaint the membership with two of Colt’s Plant Superintendents. The format utilized will be an overview of their life as recorded in their obituaries and copied in their entirety here for the reader. I also include a few pertinent images…
- 10 One of My Favorite Colts
- 12 One of My Favorite Colts
- 14 'Mysterious' Mike Malone & A Colt Police Positive Special
- 20 One of My Favorite Colts
- 22 Quartermaster's Colts
- 28 The George Pickering Bemis Colt
- 38 Fayette County Sheriff Department Thompson
- 46 A Navy Test Single Action Army?
- 48 Apparent Error in the Standard Reference Work
- 60 Packing Colt Iron
- 62 The Colt Kiosk
Interested in Colt pins, patches, and swag? Let us know and we’ll get you items ordered and part of your own Colt-enthusiast collection.
- 63 Advertising Info
Advertise with The Rampant Colt — Interested in advertising Colt firearms or Colt-related items? The official magazine of the CCA, The Rampant Colt, is a perfect way to reach out to our members throughout the year. Consider adding your next advertisement today in an upcoming issue.