== From the [[Pad of Definitions]] ==
From [[1.20 Dead Man's Blood (episode)]]
Invented by Samuel Colt, a gun named after its inventor “Colt”, and after its revolving cylinder. Before the Colt revolver, only one and two-barrel flintlock pistols had been invented for hand held use. Colt revolvers were all based on cap-and-ball technology until the Smith and Wesson license on the bored-through cylinder (bought from Rollin White) expired around 1869.
== Fan-submitted information below. Please do not edit above this line. == see also [[Weapons Box]] === Quote from [[1.20 Dead Man's Blood]]: ===
[[Image:Colt02.jpg|right]]''Back in 1835, When Halley's Comet was overhead, same night those men died at the Alamo, they say Samuel Colt made a gun. A special gun. He made it for a hunter. A man like us, only on horseback. Story goes, he made thirteen bullets. This hunter used the gun a half dozen times before he disappeared, the gun along with him. [..] how Daniel got his hands on it. They say... they say this gun can kill anything.''
([[John]] in 1.20 Dead Man's Blood)
=== Samuel Colt ===
[[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.]
(sources [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Bexar Siege of Béxar (Bejar) - Wikipedia] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Bexar Siege of Béxar (Bejar) - Wikipedia] and [http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/bexarmaverick.htm Siege & Battle of Béxar from the Dairy of Samuel Maverick])
=== Halley's Comet ===
[[Image:Colt05.jpg|right]]"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Halley Comet Halley] ... more generally known as Halley's Comet after Edmond Halley, is a comet that can be seen every 75-76 years. It is the most famous of all periodic comets, even though in every century many comets appear brighter and more spectacular. Halley's comet last appeared in the inner Solar System in 1986, and will next appear in the summer of 2061." (Source: Wikipedia)
In 1835, it achieved perihelion on 16 November, but would have been visible from Earth for several weeks before and after.
=== The number 13 ===
In Western culture, the number 13 is generally considered to be unlucky. However, this has not always been the case. See [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Triskaidekaphobia.html this article] on 'triskaidekaphobia' (fear of the number 13) for a various uses and readings of the number 13 in a range of different cultures, religions and mythologies.
=== Latin Inscription ===
[[Image:Colt01.jpg|right]] ''non timebo mala'' translates to "I will fear no evil" from Latin, and is possibly a reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psalm_23 Psalm 23].
=== Pentagram ===
Bullets used in Supernatural:
* [[1.20 Dead Man's Blood]] - The Colt is introduced with 5 remaining bullets.
* [[1.20 Dead Man's Blood]] - John shoots Luther the [[vampire]] to save Sam's life.
* [[1.21 Salvation]] - Sam shoots at [[the Demon]] in [[Rose]]'s nursery.
* [[1.22 Devil's Trap]] - Dean shoots man possessed by a Demon's child ([[Tom]]) to save Sam's life.
* [[1.22 Devil's Trap]] - Sam shoots John in the thigh while he is possessed by the Demon.
* [[2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two]] - Dean kills YED with a shot in the heart.
* In [[2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two]] the [[Colt]] is used by [[Jake]] as a key to open the [[Devil's Gate]] in Wyoming
=== Winchester-Colt connection ===
When speculating you might also be interested in the decoding of the name [[Winchester]].