I found this huge image archive of the Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company on flickr the other day. Above a group photo of Colt assembly line workers in the Colt’s East Armory. Machinery can be seen throughout the shop.
Below a woman holding two pieces together from an odd percussion revolver with rifle-dimension cylinder and barrel. And the last picture is a silver plated and engraved Colt Single Action Army revolver once owned by Capt. Bert DeBaum, a Deputy U.S. Marshall.
Enjoy more images over at the Flickr Connecticut State Library Archive >