The Colt

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From the Pad of Definitions

From 1.20 Dead Man's Blood (episode)

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.


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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)


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.

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.

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 occured in 1836 when the Alamo is mentioned there is a history of minor battles that occured 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 occured between residents of Gonzales and the Mexican troops that occupied the Alamo at the time. This skirmish led to Santa Ana sending in troops under Martin Perfecto de Cos 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 occured 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.

Halley's Comet

"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 Inscription

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

Pentagram

See Pentagram


Bullets used in Supernatural Season 1:

  • 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.


Winchester-Colt connection

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