visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor The year 2015 marks the 180th anniversary of Colt's first patent for a firearm with a revolving cylinder and the 160th anniversary of the enterprise originally named Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company. During that time Colt and the succession of firms that continue to bear his name have produced iconic revolvers and rifles that have done nothing less than shape the course of history. Among these are the first Colt Paterson revolver in 1836 the Colt Single Action Army of 1873 popularly known as the Peacemaker and the Gun that won the West the Model 1911 pistol and the M16 assault rifle emblematic of the American military experience in Vietnam. Today Colt are best known for the M4 Carbine stalwart of every branch of the U.S. military the CQBP (Close Quarters Battle Pistol) and popular civilian models such as the Colt Defense CM901 rifle and Colt Match Target series. Illustrated with more than 200 artworks and photographs and accompanied by exhaustive technical specifications Colt: An American Classic is an expertly written account of the firearms produced by one of the world's best-known and easily recognized gun manufacturers. Biografía del autor Michael E. Haskew has been writing and researching military history topics for more than 25 years. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Elite Forces In World War II Order of Battle: Western Allied Tanks 1939-45 The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Postwar Armoured Fighting Vehicles 1945-Present and The Essential Weapons Identification Guide: Postwar Artillery 1945-Present. Mr. Haskew also served as editor of The World War II Desk Reference with The Eisenhower Center For American Studies. He lives in Chattanooga Tennessee.