Welcome to ColtHistory.com, the website for collectors and researchers of antique Colt Automatic Pistols and Revolvers. This site’s parent, ColtAutos.com has served collectors for over 20 years since it was established in 1996 and includes both general and specific information on most pre-WWII Colt Automatic Firearms Models. 

Colt Factory Engraved Pre-war Pistols
Colt Factory Engraved Pre-war Pistols

ColtHistory.com was established in 2011 and here you will find many of the same photos, identification, historical information, serial number and date of production information along with disassembly instructions, parts diagrams and original factory instruction sheets for these pistols. In addition, in the Archives section, you will have the opportunity to obtain unique historical information on some of these collectible Colt models.

Do you have a firearm or related Colt item for sale? Check my Wants list. Do you have a question about a particular Colt firearm? You can send me a message as well as images of your antique Colt firearm.

Colt Pre-war Factory Nickel Plated Revolvers
Colt Pre-war Factory Nickel Plated Revolvers

I am always looking for quality Colt Automatic Pistols, Revolvers and firearms related items manufactured before 1950 so please check my WANTS list. I am seeking factory variations of engraved, inscribed and specially finished pistols (i.e. gold or silver plated). Additionally, I am looking for unusual grip types (ivory, pearl and deluxe walnut) as well as Colt Catalogs, advertising pamphlets, instruction sheets, original documentation, manufacturing gauges, presentation cases, etc. If you have a question about one of these models or if you have an item in which I might be interested, you can send a message through the Contact Us form. Email typically gets the fastest response, but if you would prefer to contact me by phone, my number is 703.281.6628.