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Colt .45 Government Models (Commercial Series) - Second Edition (1912 through 1970 Including Super .38 and .22 Models, Plus Norwegian and Argentine Copies) Hardcover – 2005

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SCARCE! NEW CONDITION! 2nd Edition, Illustrated. Color hardcover. Clawson Publications, Fort Wayne, IN (2005) Tall octavo, 230 pages, profusely illustrated with photographs, appendices, index. Color pictorial hardcovers, no DJ as issued. A must-have book for every Colt pistol collector. It describes the evolution of the Government Model by listing design changes that were made from its inception in 1912 until 1970. The information in this book combines both historical and technical data that is useful in pistol evaluation. There are plenty of photos and diagrams that illustrate proper parts, markings, finishes and magazines. Different variations such as National Match, Ace.22s, .38 Super and foreign copies are included. The serial number reference at the rear of the text is very helpful. If you are even thinking about being a Colt pistol collector, this book will be helpful in the education that could prevent expensive mistakes. The book is in NEW, unopened, unread and perfect condition. Just this ONE COPY! You'll LOVE this book--Order it today!

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Charles W. Clawson (2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963397117
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963397119
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,986,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Matt on April 22, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If you are a Colt pistol collector this book is a must have. It describes the evolution of the Government Model by listing design changes that were made from it's invention until 1970. The information in this book is a combination of history and technical data that would be useful to a collector in pistol evaluation. There are plenty of photos and diagrams that illustrate proper parts, markings, finishes and magazines. Different variations such as National Match, Ace.22s, .38 super and foreign copies are included. The serial number reference at the rear of the text is very helpful. I guess I have been spoiled by Mr.Clawson's other book on the military models(the big one). I wish this book had more photos and had included the series 70 models. If you are considering becoming a Colt pistol collector, this book could be very helpful in the education that could prevent you from making an expensive mistake.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Sue on May 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Like all Clawson books, you will be well served if you can use the photos to identify what you are looking for. If you need to read the copy, good luck--- confusing, run-on sentences, no paragraphs, etc. The copy is written like he is thinking it, it may make sense to him but good luck understanding this ongoing sentence without start or finish. Definitely not user friendly, seriously lacks in organization or any logic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jmalti001 on December 14, 2014
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Charles W. Clawson, a renown expert, has put an education on the Colt .45 in this book. His ability to share his expertise, facts, diagrams and narrative is unsurpassed. If you are a collector, owner or gunsmith the information in this book is awesome!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By david cochran on March 4, 2014
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This is the best book on Colt .45 Government Models. It has nice photos and is well laid out so that collectors can understand what they have.
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By mittelau on September 29, 2014
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This book needs some more information about details of the 1911 series pistols.
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