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The Colt & Bullets originally made by Samuel Colt

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 Winchester, 1.20 Dead Man's Blood

The Colt

The Texas Paterson 1836

John introduces the Colt as a hunter's legend; a singular gun made by Samuel Colt in 1835 for a hunter at the time. It has supernatural powers: when used with the supernatural bullets made specially for it, the gun can kill anything.1.20

However was later proved untrue - Lucifer is unharmed by the Colt and says he is one of five things 'all of Creation' that the gun can't kill. 5.10 Abandon All Hope

It's the first type of production handgun made by the real Samuel Colt, a Texas Paterson 1836. Prop Master Chris Cooper found a replica of the gun at a Las Vegas gun show. The original revolver was a powder and cap gun, but the Supernatural prop department made a new revolver piece that could take cartridges. S1Com

Colt Gun

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.

Pad of Definitions (1.20 Dead Man's Blood), Official Website

See also Weapons Box


The Colt used in Supernatural has some special "features":
The Latin inscription: "I will fear no evil"

Latin Inscription: non timebo mala translates to "I will fear no evil" from Latin, and is possibly a reference to Psalm 23.

Pentagram: See Pentagram

Numbers: The 13 bullets are engraved with numbers.

Appearances and Use in Episodes

Use of the Colt

How Samuel Colt's remaining bullets are used

The bullets of the Colt are engraved with numbers

Other Uses

Lucifer says that there are only five things in all of creation that can't be killed by the Colt and that he is one of them 5.10 Abandon All Hope. There has yet been no suggestion of what other beings can't be killed by the Colt although fans have speculated that they may include God, and the other Archangels.

1.20 Dead Man's Blood

When Daniel Elkins is killed, he leaves a note for John Winchester a note saying that he had it (along with the five remaining bullets) in his possession. After retrieving the Colt from the vampires who killed Elkins and looted his property, John uses it to kill the vampire Luther, proving that the gun is the one he's been searching for, as an ordinary revolver would not have killed a vampire.

1.21 Salvation

Sam shoots at Azazel as he stands over the crib of the baby Rosie, while John is off trading a fake Colt with Meg.

1.22 Devil's Trap

Dean uses the third remaining bullet to shoot a man possessed by a demon as he and Sam rescue John. Their father is possessed by Azazel, begs Sam to shoot him, but he cannot kill his father and uses the fourth bullet to shoot John in the leg, allowing Azazel to escape.

2.01 In My Time Of Dying

John trades the Colt and the remaining bullet (and his soul) in a deal with Azazel for Dean's life.

2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One

Azazel gives the Colt to Jake Talley in order to open the Devil's Gate in Wyoming. In the chaos that ensues, Dean gets possession of the Colt again and uses the last bullet to kill Azazel.

3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock

Bobby is seen working on the Colt.

3.04 Sin City

Bobby trying to figure out how the Colt works when Ruby arrives and offers to help return its demon killing powers. Bobby later shoots at the possessed Father Gil with it – and misses. Sam uses it to kill Father Gil and Casey.

3.05 Bedtime Stories

Sam uses the Colt to kill the Crossroads Demon.

3.07 Fresh Blood

Dean uses the Colt to kill a girl that the hunter Gordon turned into a vampire.

3.09 Malleus Maleficarum

Dean tries to shoot Ruby with the Colt but is stopped by Sam. Sam later tries to shoot the demon Tammi with it, but she is able to stop the bullet in mid-air.

3.10 Dream a Little Dream of Me

Bela steals the Colt from Sam and Dean's motel safe after she brings them Dream Root to help save Bobby.

3.15 Time Is On My Side

Bela Talbot tells Dean she gave the gun to Lilith in a hope of breaking her deal.

4.03 In The Beginning

When Dean goes back to 1973 he "borrows" the Colt from Daniel Elkins, telling Elkins the gun will be in Lawrence, Kansas. He has two opportunities to shoot Azazel, but the demon flees before he gets the chance to kill him.

5.01 Sympathy For The Devil

Dean tells Bobby he thinks they should use the Colt to kill Lucifer, but later explains to Sam he was just mentioning it to give hope to the injured hunter.

5.04 The End

Castiel tells Dean that he has learned the demons have not destroyed the gun. In 2014, future!Dean finally retrieves the Colt from the demons and tries to kill Lucifer with it, but fails and is killed by Lucifer.

5.09 The Real Ghostbusters

Becky tells Sam that in the Supernatural book written by Chuck which tells the events of 3.15 Time Is On My Side, Bela gave the Colt not to Lilith but to her right hand demon, and possibly lover, Crowley.

5.10 Abandon All Hope

Dean attempts to kill Lucifer using the Colt.

Crowley gives the Colt to the Winchesters to kill Lucifer. Dean uses it against the hellhounds, and either wounds, or kills one, but is unable to stop them all.

Dean shoots Lucifer in the head at point-blank range. Lucifer falls and appears to be dead at first, but he gets up in pain, the bullet wound in his forehead heals, and he punches Dean into a tree. Lucifer explains to Sam that he is one of five things in all of creation that the gun can't kill.

Legend of The Colt: Additional Definition

Samuel Colt

Samuel Colt (1814-1862) was the inventor of the Colt revolver, and founder of the Colt Firearms company. See Wikipedia entry for further info.

The five things that can't be killed by the colt (maybe)

1 Lucifer 2 War 3 Famine 4 Pestilence 5 Death

It should be noted that Samuel Colt spent 1835 in England and France, securing the first patent on his revolving-breech pistol. He returned home and obtained an American patent in 1836.

The Alamo

"The Battle of the Alamo was a 19th-century battle between the Republic of Mexico and the rebel Texan forces during the latter's fight for independence - the Texas Revolution . It took place at the Alamo mission in San Antonio, Texas (then known as "San Antonio de Béxar") in February and March of 1836". (Source: Wikipedia)

History of Conflicts

Although most people automatically think of the famous battle that occurred in 1836 when the Alamo is mentioned there is a history of minor battles that occurred at the Alamo. The Alamo has a long and bloody history beginning in the mid to late 1700's.

In October of 1835 one of many battles occurred between residents of Gonzales and the Mexican troops that occupied the Alamo at the time. This skirmish led to Santa Anna sending in troops under Martin Perfecto de Cós to San Antonio. This was only one of many smaller battles over the course of October, November, and December of 1835 that eventually led to the famous battle that occurred in February and March of 1836.

For more information about the history/timeline of the Alamo check out the Daughters of the Republic of Texas website. They include a detailed history of the Alamo and all its battles.

The battle in 1835 is usually referred to as the Siege of Béxar, was the first battle for the occupation of the Alamo, in which the Texans took possession from the Mexican Governmental troops. It took place between October 12 and December 11th, 1835. On December 7th, the Texans had all of their artillery in place and began their assault on the Alamo. The flag of surrender was sent out from the Alamo to the Texan army on December 9th. So a good guess as to the exact 'night those men died' would be December 8th, 1835. (sources Siege of Béxar (Bejar) - Wikipedia Siege of Béxar (Bejar) - Wikipedia and Siege & Battle of Béxar from the Dairy of Samuel Maverick)

Halley's Comet

The Pentagram on the handle of the gun
"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 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.

Winchester-Colt connection

When speculating you might also be interested in the decoding of the name Winchester.