Magnificent Colts™, the book of Samuel Colt firearms authored by R.L. Wilson and Robert M. Lee, is the first of five mega-volumes contained in The Art of the Gun® series and Magnificent Colts™ is now available for purchase. This is a must-have firearms book for Colt collectors and historians. Over several decades, Robert M. Lee has collected these fine antique firearms treasures, spanning from the Renaissance to modern times. Considered the Colt firearms book of our century, Magnificent Colts™ celebrates these masterpieces in words and pictures – all of them in glowing color, with many of the firearms in actual size. The book is accompanied by revolutionary DVD/Blu-Ray discs that allowed the authors to provide supplmentary information comprised of an additional 250± pages of information containing links to firearms images, memorabilia, firearms related historical data and research sites for Colt collectors and historians.
Special Edition Limited to 5000 Sets
Beautiful Brillanta Cloth Bound Covers
Gold Foil Stamped Spine and Cover
French Fold Double Sided Dust-Jackets
A landmark in the literature of firearms history and collecting, this extraordinary new book series will showcase some of the rarest and most beautiful sporting guns ever made. Sporting Classics Magazine
No object in history can rival the best quality vintage gun in its multiple status as symbol of freedom, captivating mechanical marvel, tool of history, favorite for presentation, treasured equipment of sport, and masterful object of decorative art. Over several decades, Robert M. Lee has collected these treasures, spanning from the Renaissance to modern times. The Art of the Gun® celebrates these masterpieces in words and pictures – all of them in glowing color, with the old Western guns in actual size.
An Exceptionally Collectible Colt Book
The two-volume collectible book, Magnificent Colts™, totals approximately 650 pages, with over 1,250 illustrations, and more than 100,000 words of text and captions. Utilizing the most modern of contemporary media search engines, information has been discovered which in previous times was virtually impossible to gather. The considerable fresh data and original illustrations present unprecedented detail in text, documents and photographs, as well as images from films and videos.
No published work from the multi-century history of firearms can equal, or surpass, The Art of the Gun® firearms series.
Magnificent Colts™ presents some of the most beautiful firearms ever manufactured, including engraving by the great master engravers, the likes of Gustave Young, Rudolf Kornbrath, Alvin A. White, Frank E. Hendricks and Leonard Francolini.
Magnificent Colts™ also recognizes the role of memorabilia and accessories, as well as photography and various other works of art and fashion in the marketing of Colt firearms. Advertising, trade cards, prints and posters, executed sometimes by distinguished engravers and artists, augment the spectacular firearms manufactured during the 175 years since Colt’s was founded, in 1836.
A Unique, One of a Kind Antique Firearms Book
Our book on Colt firearms measures 11 x 14-inches, with detailed appendices, bibliography and indexes, and accompanied by a revolutionary DVD with a tremendous amount of freshly researched information, augmenting the book’s detailed text and illustrations.
The opportunity to coauthor Magnificent Colts™ with Bob Lee has proven a unique experience. No expense has been spared to create a unique work of art in this historic two-volume mega-book – filled with new information and amazing photographs. Further, Magnificent Colts™ is the only title specifically published in celebration of Colt’s 175th anniversary: 1836-2011. R.L. Wilson