COLT® RAMPANT COLT TRIBUTE PISTOL
An Officially Licensed Colt® Pistol
Featuring individual hand-engraving in the tradition of classic Samuel Colt presentation firearms.
Honoring the Legacy and Legend of Colt Firearms
The Colt Legend Lives On…
Samuel Colt was a man of ideas. America in the 19th century was a country full of men with ideas. What set Samuel Colt apart was his vision. His ambition. His drive to excel. He dreamed big and he knew what it took to get things done. As a young man, he tinkered with the notion of combining “six pistols into one.” To many, it seemed like an impossible idea that would never work, but the doubters only challenged Samuel Colt to work harder. You could say that his invention of the first practical percussion cap revolver was just another step in the evolution of firearms. However, if you asked any man who carried one, he would have called it a miraculous design.
Samuel Colt’s inventions revolutionized the firearms industry, and they also played an important role in America’s history. The legacy that Samuel Colt established first with the founding in 1836 of the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company in Paterson, New Jersey and later with the company that carries his name and operates today as Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is much more than a triumph of American enterprise. It’s the story of a remarkable man whose impact on the United States of America is hard to measure. America has counted on Samuel Colt’s firearms for more than 175 years. During our young nation’s westward expansion, Colt revolvers were relied on by the settlers and explorers who moved westward. They helped create shooting legends like Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, and Wyatt Earp. In the hands of America’s Armed Forces, Colt pistols were relied on during both World Wars and later served valiantly in every major conflict of the 20th century. In the hands of law officers, they protected the peace every day.
Today, America Remembers salutes the legacy and legend of Samuel Colt and Colt’s Manufacturing Company with a handsome limited edition Colt .45 pistol the Rampant Colt® Tribute Pistol. Each Rampant Colt Tribute Pistol is Officially Licensed by Colt and features a dramatic hand-engraved Rampant Colt highlighted in 24-karat gold with a silver spear. The Tribute also features Samuel Colt’s distinctive signature on the right side of the slide. With a limited edition of 500 Tributes, demand is expected to be strong. Skilled craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers engrave and decorate each working Colt .45 pistol with incredible detail. The classic Colt® Government Model® Pistol provides a perfect canvas for the striking hand-engraved and etched artwork elegantly highlighted in 24-karat gold and silver. The stunning centerpiece of the Tribute is a rendering of the iconic Rampant Colt, the longtime symbol of the integrity and strength of Colt.
The Legend of the Rampant Colt
In the days of the Old West, every settler, lawman or cowboy worth his salt had two horses: the one they rode on, and the one stamped on their revolver. The Rampant Colt is one of America’s oldest company symbols. Back in the late 1800’s, the Rampant Colt stood for strength, quality, and reliability. Ask firearms enthusiasts today, and you’ll hear the exact same thing. One of the world’s best known and most respected trademarks traces back to 16th-century England. The ever-resourceful Samuel Colt adopted and modified the majestic horse from his ancestral crest for his company’s logo. The choice of a colt to represent the name “Colt” may seem like an obvious choice, but the significance goes beyond the name. In ancient heraldry, the colt symbolizes readiness of service for king and country. The spear signifies knightly service and devotion to the high principles of knighthood and the presence of a broken spear represents a warrior slain in battle.
The Rampant Colt carries a broken spear, which means that the warhorse is continuing the fight for its fallen rider. The powerful images of the horse reared back with half of a broken spear clenched in its jaws and the other on its front legs is a fitting symbol for Colt, especially considering the indomitable, industrial spirit of Samuel Colt and the reputation of his firearms as “unstoppable.” Even after his death, the passion he left behind continued to drive the company he founded. This tradition of excellence continues to this day.
The Classic Colt .45 Pistol