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The New Colt Gallery: The Care and Feeding of Historic Guns

The John F. Kennedy presentation gun in close-up. The engraved letters JFK are just visible (Photo by Tessie Borden)
The John F. Kennedy presentation gun in close-up. The engraved letters JFK are just visible (Photo by Tessie Borden)
Richard Moll, chief conservator at the Autry, recently gave me a glimpse into what’s involved in readying historic guns for display in the Greg Martin Colt Gallery, which reopened to the public on July 23, 2011. This is about much more than just cleaning them and putting them back together. Moll talked about working with the […]

The New Colt Gallery: The Return of the Gatling Gun

The Colt 1893 Buldog Gatling gun, being readied for exhibition (Autry Collections Photo)
The Colt 1893 Buldog Gatling gun, being readied for exhibition (Autry Collections Photo)
Updated October 21 – Among the rarest pieces in the Greg Martin Colt Gallery at the Autry, which features guns made by Samuel Colt’s company and opened on July 23, 2011, is a Colt-​manufactured Gatling gun, the predecessor to the machine gun that originally was patented in 1861 by Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling. On display is an […]