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This Year in History

Colt firearms sells their first revolvers to the US government. The year was 1847.

2 Responses to “This Year in History”

  1. AZRon says:

    And just a few years later, Colt “poo-poohs” employee Rollin Whites’ idea for a bored-through cylinder which he subsequently sold to the company known as Smith and Wesson, which brought handguns into the (then) modern era.

  2. He also used his government contracts to ream Uncle Sam for vast sums of money during the Civil War, until Remington started undercutting him for almost .50 cents on the dollar.

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