From the Pad of Definitions
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.
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Quote from 1.20 Dead Man's Blood:
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)
"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)
"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)
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.
Latin InscriptionPsalm 23.
Bullets used in Supernatural Season 1:
- 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 to save Sam's life.
- 1.22 Devil's Trap - Sam shoots John in the thigh while he is possessed by the Demon.
There is one bullet left at the end of Season 1.
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