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Fascinating facts about Samuel Colt
inventor of the Colt Revolver in 1836.

Samuel Colt
 
AT A GLANCE:
In 1842, after six years and a production run of 5,000 pistols and rifles, the company declared bankruptcy, and liquidated its assets. U.S. Patent No. X9430 reissued February 25, 1836 to S. Colt for Revolving Gun- Source: Colt: Legend & Legacy
Inventor: Samuel Colt
Portrait of Samuel Colt derived from public domain.
Criteria: First to invent. First to patent. First practical. Entrepreneur.
Birth: July 19, 1814 in Hartford, Connecticut
Death: January 10, 1882 in Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality: American

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