|THE COLT SIX-SHOOTER
The colt six shooter will always be a legend to Texas. Whether you know
it as an accurate, cowboy, Texas Ranger, gun-slinging, out West, corral gun, or
as a little protection, the colt will never be forgotten in Texas.
Sam Colt is known as the inventor of the first revolving firearm. Sam's
mother died when he was six and his father owned a silk mill in Ware,
Massachusetts. When Sam Colt was seven, he was fascinated by guns. He took
apart his father's gun in a field and was able to successfully rebuild it.
Science, adventures of an active life, and mechanics were all the favorite
passions of young Samuel Colt.
During 1830 - 1831, Sam Colt was abroad at sea. It was during these
years that Samuel first conceived the idea of a revolving firearm. Some think
it may have come from watching the revolving wheel of the ship, turning and
locking. While on board ship, Sam must have seen other revolving firearms in
London or India. Sam carved a...