This Day in History – March 5th, 1836

Samuel Colt was an American inventor and industrialist from Hartford, Connecticut. He patented the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber, on March 5th, 1836 and founded Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company (today, Colt’s Manufacturing Company), and made the mass production of the revolver commercially viable. Colt’s first two business ventures — producing firearms in Paterson, New Jersey, […]

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