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Samuel Colt

Samuel Colt

Male 1814 - 1862  (47 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document

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  • Name Samuel Colt 
    Born 19 Jul 1814  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biographical Information Samuel Colt Memorial, Colt Park, Hartford, Connecticut 
    Samuel Colt Memorial.
    Samuel Colt Memorial.
    The Colt Memorial Statue overlooking Colt Park next to Armsmear (Colt’s home) is a National Historic Landmark. The statue depicts Sam twice. In the foreground is the young inventor whittling a piece of driftwood into the model for his revolver patent. Towering above is the older business magnate.
    Occupation He was an inventor and industrialist. He is best known for his patent of a "Revolving gun". 
    Samuel Colt.
    Samuel Colt.
    Illustrated London News, November 29, 1856 page 554.
    Colt Peacemaker.
    Colt Peacemaker.
    The six-gun of the wild wild west. The 1873 Colt Single Action Army revolver, known as the "Peacemaker," was the favorite sidearm of gunmen on both sides of the law. It gained the nickname “The Gun That Won The West” when the showman and bison hunter Buffalo Bill, traveled around telling stories about the gun’s accuracy.

    Far beyond that General George Patton carried one with a nickel finish and ivory grip during the Second World War. The production of the Peacemaker ceased after the World War II. It was reintroduced in 1956. The second wave of popularity arose due to being seen in the hands of John Wayne and others on the "silver screen". it is still being produced.
    Died 10 Jan 1862  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Colt Headstone.
    Samuel Colt Headstone.
    Samuel Colt Headstone.
    1. Christopher Colt, Jr
    Person ID I57840  Nagel
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2021 

    Father Christopher Colt, Sr 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Caldwell 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F17068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart