Why “not exactly”? Before Smith and Wesson established their eponymous company in Springfield, Massachusetts, they had a factory in Norwich, Connecticut where they intended to manufacture the lever-action Volcanic pistol. They sold their interest to a new company, the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, who moved the factory to New Haven. Smith and Wesson both worked for Volcanic for a while, before returning to Smith’s hometown, Springfield, Mass. The rest is history.
From the Hartford Courant — Bill Banning Large-Capacity Ammo Clips Draws Heat At Hearing
The money quote:
“This bill is nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to a terrible incident in Tucson, Ariz.,” said Leonard Benedetto, vice president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, which has more than 1,300 members. “I am a law-abiding gun owner with no criminal record, yet this bill is trying to turn me into a criminal.”
This knee-jerk legislation has been proposed and knocked down in a number of states since the shooting of U.S. Representative Gifford in Arizona. I’m relieved that there’s been such push-back on this, but we can’t stop paying attention, because our opponents are relentless.
This post is from an email from Richard Millo at Valley Firearms – I’m posting it in it’s entirety to help get out the information to as many Connecticut firearm owners as possible – I’m also correcting the oversight and adding both Valley Firearms and the Connecticut Coalition of Sportsmen to our resources page.
Great idea, just post it as is, maybe put a link to the Coalition.You may want to encourage folks to visit/join the CT Coalition of Sportsmen, if it were not for Bob Crook, we would have no gun rights left in CT, the page is here…http://www.ctsportsmen.com/
Also known as the Colt Cloverleaf, the Colt House Pistol was a small 4-shot single-action revolver chambered for .41 short/long rimfire.
Available with 1.5″ and 3″ barrels, this gun was designed to fill the same role as a derringer: small personal protection, but with greater ammunition capacity. The frame looks like bronze; there were nickel-plated versions available. The blued versions, and the models with the short barrel, carry a high premium.
Charter Arms has been back in business for a while. They have been making new versions of their classic .44 Bulldog and a variety of other models of revolver as well, including a single-action .22 mini-revolver.
Most models are stainless (some versions are available as blued), but they now make some aluminum-framed guns and some DAO models. All have rubber grips and underlug barrels. They also offer a wide assortment of special finishes for their guns (“The Pink Lady”, “Goldfinder”, etc.). To be honest, some of the finishes are a bit over-the-top in my opinion. But variety is the spice of life.