Elizabeth Colt Legacy Foundation

 

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The Elizabeth Colt Legacy Foundation presents the CCA membership with a very special gun that has been created for raffle at the 2017 CCA All Colt Show in St. Louis/St. Charles, MO.

The 2017 Elizabeth Colt Legacy Foundation raffle gun is a Colt Single Action Army with a cross pin frame in .44/40 caliber with a 7 ½” barrel. Denise has used “B” plus Expert level engraving. The hammer and front sight are also engraved. The revolver is nickel-plated with Ink and Bake accents. The fire blue package includes the base pin, ejector rod head, trigger and all screws. The screws are qualified. The ECLF Raffle gun will for the first time feature exotic Ram’s horn stocks . The stocks are expertly fitted by Emily Alaimo Cusson, and donated by Emily & Tyler Cusson of Nutmeg Sports. Thank you for your continuing support.

The ECLF extends its thanks to Dennis Vellieux, CEO, Paul S. Spitale, Senior Vice President of Commercial Programs, and the team at Colt’s Manufacturing Co., for their assistance in producing this unique revolver. Our efforts to support causes and organizations that promote youth participation in training and safety, awareness of historical significance of firearms, youth firearms associations and clubs, are made possible by Colt’s continuing support.

The design team for the ECLF Raffle gun consists of Beverly Haynes and Carol Wilkerson. Beverly, in her role as Colt Historian, has written the Colt factory documentation that accompanies this unique revolver. Beverly’s diligent efforts moving this revolver through Colt’s system are greatly appreciated.

Denise Thirion has been our engraver of choice for many years and continuesto excel in producing another fine collectible firearm for the Foundation. Denise uses a European style of engraving that she learned at Fabrique Nationale. She is also influenced by the older engravers, L. D. Nimschke and Rudolph Kornbrath; as well as the more modern engravers, Ken Hunt and Winston Churchill. The Foundation appreciates her continuing support. We also extend our thanks to Joelle Bee, Denise’s daughter, for her efforts on our behalf.

Our case maker extraordinaire, Les Yoder, has once again donated a beautiful custom museum style case in cherry that has glass panels on all sides. There is a Serpentine Blue Colt medallion inset in front of the case and a CCA logo etched on the front of the glass.  We deeply appreciate Les and Marilyn for all their years of support to the ECLF.

he ECLF continues to encourage and facilitate our youth in their firearms related endeavors. The foundation is successful due to the contributions of the Colt Collectors Association membership and we thank you for your support.

Carol K. Wilkerson and Beverly Haynes , Colt Historian

Donations to the ECLF are gratefully accepted and may be sent to:
Elizabeth Colt Legacy Foundation (ECLF)
c/o Karen Geen, Secretary
P. O. Box 2241
Los Gatos, CA  05031-2241

The above is a sterling silver pin with a genuine sapphire jewel. The ECLF is offering this limited edition pin for $75, plus $7.50 for insurance and shipping. The proceeds from the pin sales off-set the foundation’s administrative and operating expenses. Our goal is not to use any donated funds for administrative expenses. Our Secretary, Karen Green, has the pins and can be reached at secretary@coltcollectors.com or you can contact Jan, Beverly or myself. We appreciate your support.

ECLF OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jan Quick, President
Carol K. Wilkerson, Vice President
Karen Green, Secretary/Treasurer
Beverly Haynes, Colt Historian, Director
Wilmer Kellogg, Director

Paul Maxwell, Director

Lt. General William M. Keys, USMC (RET), Colt’s CEO, Honorary Director

Contact:
Jan Quick
P.O. Box: 87
Cedaredge, CO 81413
ljquick@hughes.net