Samuel Colt

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt Full Name: Samuel Colt
Nationality: American

Profession: Inventor/Industrialist
Why Famous: He founded Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company and created the mass production of the revolver most notably the .45-calibre Peacemaker model.

Born: July 19, 1814
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Died: January 10, 1862 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Gout

Married Life

  • 1856-06-05 Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)

Historical Events in the Life of Samuel Colt

  • 1836-02-25 Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
  • 1836-03-05 Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
  • 1847-01-04 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.