Colt factory in Hartford, Ct.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Cop_Out, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    Hi folks, I had a chance to take a few pics of the original Colt factory recently. Thought some of you might find it interesting.
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  2. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Was just in that area, was just far to busy, thanks now I don’t feel like I actually missed it ;)
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  3. BillKilgore

    BillKilgore Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2015
    Thanks for posting the pics. Are they still redeveloping the area? I think it was going to be a shopping area or maybe apartments.
  4. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Bygone era......
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  5. Usp45ct

    Usp45ct Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    Next time you are in the area, drive north for 30 minutes and go to the Springfield Armory Museum in Springfield, Ma. The wrought iron fence surrounding the museum, and the community college on the same campus, was made from melted down Revolutionary War cannons.

    There is much Garand goodness betwixt those walls.
  6. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    grew up in the area. loved that factory and the stadium provided many great memories with concerts and such...ah the good old days..when we lived like free men-- we were a blue state and had a budget in the red state and always millions in debt and our rights are being assaulted daily
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  7. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015

    probably more free housing for the welfare freebie living dem voting losers
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  8. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    We've come a long way, haven't we boatdoc? Samuel Colt and his company pioneered many revolutionary manufacturing processes and helped drive the spirit of invention and entrepreneurship. The American spirit now leans more toward gibsmedat.
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  9. Usp45ct

    Usp45ct Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    That ct and western mass corridor used to be a hotbed of firearms. Colt, S&W, Dan Wesson, Mossberg, Savage, Stag and I know I am missing a fair amount.

    Really, I think the only thing left is S&W. I heard Savage was closing as well.
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  10. goodguywithagun

    goodguywithagun Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 30, 2016
    Here’s a few more ,

    Marlin, Ruger , Winchester, Charter Arms, High Standard, Standard Manufacturing, LW Seecamp, Remington (ammo), Christian Sharps ( Sharps Rifles), Richard Gatlin (Gatlin Gun), Connecticut Shotgun.
    Now we have the dirtbag brothers Democrats Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal. I gotta get outta here.

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    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
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  11. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Thanks for the photos. A bygone era, indeed.
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  12. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Did the Muslims buy the place , looks like the Temple Mound
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  13. Whiskey Sour

    Whiskey Sour Blossoming Addict

    Apr 13, 2017
    Such beautiful architecture, a paradise lost...
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  14. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    A sad pictorial.
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  15. jfbong1911

    jfbong1911 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2018
    Grew up in New Britain glad I got out of dodge I mean Ct. Average person can't retire there because taxes just kill you.
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  16. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    we sure have. Colt was an american patriot and great leader of a special company
  17. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015

    me too but I have to work until I am dead or close to it
  18. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015

    if the taxes don't the dementocrap thugs sure will
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  19. DR_Diesel

    DR_Diesel Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    Been there a few times just amazing location and I can only imagine how it was at its peak.
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  20. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Thanks for sharing pictures of the Mothership! I’ve only seen it from the freeway, while on business in the area. Very nice to see some close ups!
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