We are open!

We are still open and working as normal, though the postal system is slower than usual. If your order is urgent, please contact us to arrange special delivery.

Colchester Colt Operation, Maintenance and Parts Manual




2 Bantam Colt

Machine types: 



  • Operators Manual
  • Maintenance Manual
  • Parts Manual
  • Electrical Diagrams

Colchester "Colt" - a version of the Mk. 2 Bantam identifiable by a box on the top of the headstock holding the electrical switchgear and the use, on the screwcutting gearbox, of the 6-position joystick lever (as also employed on the original Mk. 1 Bantam). Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as useful Exploded and Sectional Drawings together with Electrical Diagrams.. Includes a picture of the often damaged screwcutting charts that show all the all English, Metric and MOD pitches. English, French and German language sections.
A picture of the lathe (the badging differed from year to year) is here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/bantam/img12.gif


All manuals are scanned at high resolution and supplied as a top-quality print, bound and on a superior 129g paper.

Unless otherwise stated, all manuals are in English. We ship world-wide to all destinations.

For interesting and helpful books on machine tools, see our books page.