Czech firearms company in negotiations to buy Colt, an American legend

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GP Idaho posted this 2 weeks ago

Nothing wrong with CZs in my opinion.  Maybe they can breath some new life into Colt, a company that far to long has rode old designs and government contracts. I assume that they would continue to manufacture in Connecticut as a extension of CZUSA. May be a good thing. Gp

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admiral posted this 2 weeks ago

I seriously doubt they could mismanage it any worse than it has been for the past 30 years.

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greenwriter posted this 2 weeks ago

Only owned one CZ. A Model 527 in .22 Hornet.  Fabulous rifle.  Very well built and would hit anything it looked at.  It waged total war on the local (northeastern Connecticut) woodchuck population.  Have fired the CZ75 and can't think of a better semi-auto.  Change is inevitable in the manufacturing world.  CZ taking over Colt seems like a positive step. 

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GBertolet posted this 2 weeks ago

Well, CZ took over Dan Wesson. That turned out pretty well.

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corerf posted this 2 weeks ago

I find it funny what has happened to Colt. I work for Fairbanks Scales, that’s Fairbanks Morse, that’s the company up until the 1980s, owned Colt Industries. Sold by the Norden family, owner of Fairbanks. I’m personally upset that Colt was sold prior to my arrival, I didn’t get the Python gift for Christmas that everyone else employed then did. But Colt has floundered a bit and CZ has not. I think like Dan Wesson, CZ will be good for the brand and the line. Strong chance like DW, special lines will be restored because they are what made Colt famous. Revolvers! DW is mostly a 1911 brand now but.... under pressure the pistol pack is back. Not as good as Monson IMHO but filling needs with an improved stainless model. Maybe Colt will return to revolver glory, of course with a high price tag and have the spine to back the line again. I’d like a shot at buying a new Colt Python 8 inch. One that behaves like a 1979 model does. A fine gun that should never have ceased production. I hope CZ has the foresight, if the deal happens, to restore Colt to glory. Bluing and all!

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RicinYakima posted this 2 weeks ago

OH! Oh! My vote is for a Police Positive Special Target, 6 inch, in 32 H&R Magnum! Royal Blue with the Diamondback grips made from good rosewood. Yes! 

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JeffinNZ posted this 2 weeks ago

The Czechs have always made great guns.  My first Hornet was a sweet BRNO Fox.  Currently looking to sell a BRNO 581.22RF I no longer use.  It is a honey and shoots!!  Let's also not forget the BREN gun (of which I do not have one......at this time).

Cheers from New Zealand

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RicinYakima posted this 2 weeks ago

BREN guns, one of the greats because you can get low and not shot!

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JeffinNZ posted this 2 weeks ago

BREN guns, one of the greats because you can get low and not shot!

They are beautiful pieces of engineering also. A friend owns own. The way the barrel swaps out is sweet.

Cheers from New Zealand

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Larry Gibson posted this 2 weeks ago

Hopefully they can move Colt out of Connecticut to a more labor friendly state like FN did with Winchester.  Then make quality firearms for a reasonable price [not saying cheap, just reasonable].  There is no reason a Colt SAA can't be made without being 2 to 3 times as expensive as a Ruger or Uberti.  They should be able to make the SAA competitively priced with those.  

LMG 

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Squid Boy posted this 2 weeks ago

I would hope CZ can restore Colt to it's former glory. I think the Python was the finest double action revolver ever made. I had an early BRNO ZZK602. Best 375 H&H bolt gun I ever owned, May turn out for the best. Squid Boy

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greenwriter posted this 2 weeks ago

Couldn't agree more!  I have a Ruger SP101 chambered for .327 Fed. Mag. that shoots the H&R Magnum very well.  The H&R is a great revolver round.  Low recoil, shoots flat.  Lots of fun.  Really think it needs a 4 inch barrel...at least...to perform well.   Bought the Sp101 in 4.2".  Been thinking of buying a Henry Big Boy Steel in .327 to 'take care' of some varmints that have re-surfaced.  I could 'share' ammo over the two platforms and enjoy the best of both worlds.  Just can't (no pun intended) 'pull the trigger' on this decision yet. 

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joeb33050 posted this 2 weeks ago

Maybe American manufacturing isn't about imports, maybe it's about incompetence. Floundering Savage was saved by one man. Now look at it. Charter arms can make revolvers and a profit, Colt? Henry makes lever guns, Marlin? Winchester?

Maybe it ain't the Chinese, maybe it's us. Are we the enemy?  

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greenwriter posted this 2 weeks ago

I see where Ruger just bought out Marlin from Remington.  That means a lot of good lever actions will be out there to compete with Henry.  Might take them a few years, but Ruger will upgrade the manufacturing process and use their marketing muscle to move Marlin forward.  I'm a huge Henry fan, but this could get interesting. 

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Ed Harris posted this 6 days ago

Maybe American manufacturing isn't about imports, maybe it's about incompetence. Floundering Savage was saved by one man. Now look at it. Charter arms can make revolvers and a profit, Colt? Henry makes lever guns, Marlin? Winchester?

Maybe it ain't the Chinese, maybe it's us. Are we the enemy?  

 

This is one post where I agree with Joe 100%.  

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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Bud Hyett posted this 5 days ago

Maybe it ain't the Chinese, maybe it's us. Are we the enemy?  

The Pogo cartoon that says. "We have met the the enemy and he is us." is a truism. The proper use of effective metrics take politics out of decisions and this is not done in almost all US corporations today. Without a measured long-term strategy plan, short-term decisions rule. When you do not know where you are going, any direction is a correct decision.

Farm boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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