Profile of the Day: Samuel Colt

Posted July 19, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Samuel Colt

On July 19, 1814, inventor Samuel Colt was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Colt’s design for a pistol with a revolving cartridge revolutionized the industry and made the mass-production of the revolver commercially viable for the first time.  His innovations greatly revolutionized the production of arms and by the end of the Civil War, he was one of the wealthiest men in America. 

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