Australia has not had an equivalent of Samuel Colt
Editor's Note: This article on the legend of Samuel Colt
is condensed from two articles written by Arnold M.
Apparently, like a Samuel Colt
, a Charles Newton or an Arthur Savage, John Hall invented his successful breechloader without having any prior gunmaking experience.
Porter also invented the revolving pistol chamber, which he also sold for $100 to Samuel Colt
1545 - The Mary Rose, pride of Henry VIII's battle fleet, sank in the Solent with the loss of 700 lives1814 - Samuel Colt
, inventor of the six-shot revolver, was born.
The letter will outline the fine points of the firearm, and will be presented on reproduction stationery used by Samuel Colt
Founded in 1836 by Samuel Colt
in Hartford, Connecticut, Colt's manufactures pistols, revolvers and rifles for domestic and international markets.
established his London Factory in 1853 in the hopes of obtaining British government contracts.