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Colt logo History and explanation

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Savage7, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Savage7

    Savage7 G&G Newbie

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    I understand the meaning behind the horse as a logo, but on the grips of my colt the C appears to be either a dragon or snake, can anyone explain the meaning behind this?



    I have skimmed the internet and havent found anything yet.
     
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  2. Mooseman684

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    On What Gun ???
     
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  3. Savage7

    Savage7 G&G Newbie

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    colt 1911 special combat bought new a year ago
     
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    this is the model of my gun and the logo is on the grips
     

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    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

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    The actual "Colt" logo has always been a C stylized Snake with a pointed tail surrounding the "olt" since 1836.http://www.coltsmfg.com/
     
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    What is the significance behind the snake, though? I can't seem to find the story behind it on the website or any other internet page.
     
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  7. Savage7

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    anyone?
     
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    chesterwin Moderator Staff Member

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    According to "The Book of Colt Firearms", Sam Colt whittled, "carved", the prototype for his first revolver out of wood while working on the ship, Corvo, at sea in 1830-31. Maybe it is a Sea Serpent?
     
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    Could be why they named so many of their guns after snakes, huh? Cobra, Python, King Cobra, Diamondback, Viper and Anaconda?
     
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