Samuel Colt’s 200th Birthday O1991Z Pistol

Colt marked its founder’s  200th birthday by donating a O1991Z 1911 Commemorative Pistol to The Museum of Connecticut History at The Connecticut State Library.


We are honored to donate this special commemorative firearm to the outstanding collection already housed at the Connecticut State Library. This is an historic occasion not only for our company, but for the entire firearms industry and manufacturing and industrialization in America. An inventor and industrialist, Sam Colt’s patented revolving cylinder design was a crucial part of America’s industrialization and evolution of the assembly line, and his legacy has been a part of our country’s history ever since.” (Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing at Colt’s Manufacturing Company)

Sam200 1911 Left Hartford Library 2

Sam200 1911 Top Hartford Library

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  • Honors Samuel Colt with gun he didn’t design, or live to see created. Super thoughtful.

    • Zachary marrs

      Should have made a saa, blued, with little engraving

      • F. Lee

        Didn’t live to see that either. They should have taken an Italian-made Colt Paterson reproduction and engraved that instead.

        • Zachary marrs

          At leaste its closer, and is a very well liked revolver

      • True it would have been more fitting

    • Cymond

      I had the same immediate thought. They should have honored him with one of his own creations.

    • No but this is the gun they chose to honor him.

  • USMC03Vet

    Connecticut doesn’t rate.

    I’m surprised they didn’t destroy the weapon and charge colt with straw purchasing.

  • CT_Pilot

    i went to the 200th celebration. They let us into the blue hershey kiss dome. unfortunately the factory is being converted for years into condos.

  • Aaron E

    Wish they had donated this to the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro in Springfield, MO. Centrally located, and in a much more pro-gun State.


    Colt has exhibited a lack of good taste in the weapon they chose and in placing it in Connecticut. The people who made those choices should be fired. They should have commemorated Colt with one of his designs – probably the SAA. The people responsible lack style and judgement. Of course, it’s possible that they were unfamiliar with Colt’s work as it’s not touched upon in the typical MBA program.

  • simon

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  • simon

    witch country its easier to take gun license and what from peppers need