Samuel Colt: The Birth Of The Revolver (b. 1814)

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There’s an Old West adage that goes something like this: “God Created Man—And Abe Lincoln Freed Them, But Sam Colt Made Them Equal!” Samuel Colt’s life is the American story written in capital letters. On this day in 1814 Samuel Colt was born. [Photo above (L) is Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) with two Colt Walker 1847 revolvers. Samuel Colt is on the right.]