"Wherever men have lived there is a story to be told." Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Peacemaker and Samuel Colt

“God did not make all men equal, Colonel Colt did.”

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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Will Edwinson said...

Hi Linda:

This is an interesting piece of Western history. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your posts. You come up with the most interesting things.

Sherry R.