A great (and true) commentary on the times.
Colt's slow slide into exclusive 'government contract' business, then on to oblivion,
proved that change isn't necessarily good.
They did have their moments, with the wonderful d.a.'s in the 50's (like the Python), but the lure of military contracts seems to have trumped everything else.
I have some black rubber grips with those 'dull medallions' you mentioned.
Must have missed the reference to that variation in Dougan's books.
I suspect they preceded the glossier eagles?