Handguns Historical News Revolvers Samuel Colt Historical Documents Up for Bids G&A Online Editors June 5th, 2014 | More From G&A Online Editors Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Those who want to own a piece of firearms history may get the chance. Three retained signed drafts of Samuel Colt’s letters to the Commissioner of Patents about improvements to his 1836 patent for “revolving cylinder guns” will soon be available for purchase, with bids starting at $60,000. Profiles in History, a leading auctioneer and dealer of historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs, manuscripts and original Hollywood memorabilia, has announced that three official Samuel Colt documents are to be part of their upcoming Historical Document Auction 63. Occurring on June 13, 2014, at 11 a.m. PST, the auction features Colt’s drafts as well as many other historical documents. Although the live auction will take place at Profiles in History’s Calabasas, Calif., location, qualified bidders can also participate over the phone, through absentee bids or online. The July 2014 issue of Guns & Ammo features an authoritative work on the historical awareness of Samuel Colt’s innovations. The auctioning of these Colt historical documents comes just before Samuel Colt’s 200th birthday on July 19, 2014. His birthday is celebrated in the July 2014 issue of Guns & Ammo, with a full-feature historical article reviving the awareness of the influences behind Colt’s innovations. A legend of gun design, Colt is widely credited for producing one of the first commercially viable revolvers. Many of his revolver designs — especially the Single Action Army — are still revered today. The commemorative pistol below reflects the masterpiece whose traditions are celebrated to this day. GALLERY: Colt Modern Masters 1 of 6 <h2></h2> <h2></h2> <h2></h2> <h2></h2> <h2></h2> <h2></h2> <h2></h2> Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More handguns Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!