Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Peacemaker and Samuel Colt
A favorite quote of Westerners.
Samuel Colt was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1814. He developed the first successful repeating pistol, or revolver. Around 1836, he opened Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford. His weapons were used during the Mexican War and the Civil War. He died in 1862, a decade before his company developed the reliable and most famous Peacemaker in 1873. Over 350,000 of them were produced and the “six-shooters” his company made became famous throughout the West.
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