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The Colt legend dates to 1836, when the United States Government issued Sam Colt a patent for the world’s first commercially viable revolving cylinder firearm.
Each Friday, the railroaders scrambled across Osage Street to exchange their paychecks for gold.
Colt's first revolvers operated using the single-action method, meaning they required the shooter to first cock the hammer by hand prior to firing.
Capitalizing on the patent giving him a monopoly on revolver manufacturing until 1857 and taking advantage of his grasp of industrialization and natural penchant for marketing, Colt opened the world’s largest private firearms factory in 1855. Read more After producing his earliest gun models in the early 1830s, Samuel Colt was granted a patent for the revolver in 1836.
Capitalizing on the patent giving him a monopoly on revolver manufacturing until 1857 and taking advantage of his grasp of industrialization and natural penchant for marketing, Colt opened the world’s largest private firearms factory in 1855.
His gunmaking operation, the first to mass produce gun parts using steam-powered belt-driven machines, quickly assembled Colt single action revolvers at a time when most guns were still being made by hand.
After all, whoever heard of a railroad man stopping after only one beer?
This Area is for Discussions on All Breeds of Colt Made Revolvers.
The Buckhorn Exchange, which has liquor license Number One in the State of Colorado, was founded on November 17, 1893 by Henry H. It was during the years that Henry rode with Buffalo Bill that the great Indian leader, Chief Sitting Bull, dubbed him "Shorty Scout" due to his diminutive stature.
"Shorty Scout" Zietz, easily recognized as one of the most colorful figures of the Old West. "Shorty Scout" Zietz became a lifelong friend to the Indians, and when he died in July 1949, the last of Cody's famous scout band was gone.
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Since that time no firearm has been more intimately associated with the Colt name and story than the revolver.