[[Image:Colt03.jpg|right]] Samuel Colt (1814-1862) was the inventor of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_revolver Colt revolver], and founder of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Firearms Colt Firearms company]. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Colt See Wikipedia entry for further info.]
It should be noted that Samuel Colt spent
1833-1835 in England and France, securing the first patent on his revolving-breech pistol. He returned home and obtained an American patent in 1836.
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