This is a preview for a new documentary being produced about the Colt 1911. It's right interesting. Colt still uses machines that have been operating for over 80 years in their manufacturing process.
Below is a much longer film documenting the history of Colt firearms from the Tales of the Gun series. I've not watched all of it yet, but the first few minutes make me want to watch the rest of it soon. I think I'll watch it later tonight on my brand new, dual HD monitor, blazing fast, 7i processor, Dell Optiplex PC! Yes, its true, I finally decided it was time to retire my 8 year old Dell Optiplex - along with the 11 year old HP monitor. (My kids tell me I should donate the monitor to the Smithsonian.) That old PC has been clunking along ok in recent months, though it had been getting buggier and bugger. But it was recently infected with a very nasty worm virus (from another CW blog no less) and it was going to cost me about $200 for a professional "cleaning." Unfortunately, I may have lost most of the files from the book I'd been working on as well. Won't know until later this week. I did back those files up, but the back up files may be corrupted as well. I was already thinking about retiring the old computer, so the virus just gave me the motivation I needed.
Getting the new PC will make it much easier for me to produce some more history film shorts - something I really enjoy doing. I'm also still working on the "Tour of My Office" video and, at some point in the near future, I'll post a video along with some commentary about a very special Colt firearm that I inherited from my Grandfather.