Fantastic vintage Colt. 45 pistol advertising mirror, Americana, western, collectibles piece.
Stunning Colt. 45 mirror featuring vivid noir tones featuring a intricate picture of the pistol with great detail with a selection of bullet and stylish background around the picture are stand out wording and the logo again with vibrant noir details and a beautiful border to finish off the design.
Come in a Victorian style finish with a sleek mid coloured wooden frame.
Nice vintage condition with a few signs of authentic patina.
The .45 Colt was a joint development between Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company (now known as Colt's Manufacturing Company), of Hartford, Connecticut, and the Union Metallic Cartridge Company (UMC) of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Colt began work on the revolver in 1871, and submitted a sample to the U.S. Army in late 1872. The revolver was accepted for purchase in 1873.
The cartridge is an inside lubricated type. The rebated heel type bullet design of its predecessor, the .44 Colt (.452–.454" diameter bullet), was eliminated, since it was an outside lubricated type, which would pick up dirt and grit during handling. The .45 Colt replaced the .50 caliber Model 1871 Remington single shot pistol and the various cap-and-ball revolvers converted to take metallic cartridges in use at the time. While the Colt remained popular, the Smith & Wesson M1875 Army Schofield Revolver was approved as an alternate, which created a logistical problem for the Army.