Originally Posted by hrf
Flayderman says "around 144,000" which is why I listed 1892...
I have no personal knowledge of which is correct. My source is - Wilson, RL (1979). Colt Heritage: The Official History of Colt Firearms from 1836 to the Present ISBN 978-0-7106-0004-2
I have seen enough books be wrong and strangers be right to know better than assume I am correct. It was, as I said, my assumption prior to this conversation. Thanks for the info.