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12th September 2008, 12:53
Apparently Colt had a sales office in London until 1904? After that time did Colt ship guns directly to retailers in the UK or was some other distribution facility used? Thanks!
12th September 2008, 12:55
I am learning something everyday. Thanks for the info.
12th September 2008, 14:05
Government Model #C29 was shipped to the "London Office" on May 27, 1912. That's the last "London Office" entry I noticed in Goddard. While the shipping records reported in Goddard include dealers in Mexico City (e.g., Quintana Hermanos) and elsewhere, no "dealer" in the UK at all is listed. Perhaps one of the NY "dealers" exported Government Models to the UK. Alternatively, some of the English-sounding names in the list are dealers that were not included in the incomplete dealer list in Goddard.
12th September 2008, 15:27
Sam Colt was the first American firearms manufacturer to open a plant in England (in 1851). Pall Mall London (referred to by them as Coltís London Agency).
12th September 2008, 15:30
Was it an actual manufacturing plant or a sales office (or both)?
12th September 2008, 15:41
IIRC, they only made some percussion weapons there.
The Single Action Army's built for the English market (chambered in .450 Boxer, .380 Eley, .450 Eley, .455 Eley and the .476 Eley) were made in the US of A, and the barrels marked, Depot 14, Pall Mall London. There are no known Pall Mall barrel addresses after 1899.
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