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Samuel Colt

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt

Profession: Inventor/Industrialist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Star Sign: Cancer

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)

Events in the Life of Samuel Colt

  • 1836-02-25 Samuel Colt patents first multi-shot revolving-cylinder revolver, enabling the firearm to be fired multiple times without reloading
  • 1836-03-05 Samuel Colt manufactures first pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
  • 1847-01-04 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government