S: He went back to guns when he had a surprise order for 1,000 handguns for the Mexican-American War. !
BC: Colt later went to building the first underwater cabling, a big hit during the Civil War. (for blowing up bridges).
2: Samuel Colt By Seth H.
3: Samuel Colt revolutionized guns during the wild west. He made the first hammerless gun. He made the most powerful, the fastest and most accurate guns in America. But he wasn't the first to create the gun, so why was he famous?
4: He was famous for making the first semi-auto handgun and his failures.
5: His start for the love of guns started as a child when reading The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom.
6: His first manufactured gun was the hammerless revolver. It was the fastest of it's kind, but it was a bust because everyone was used to having a hammer showing.
7: His business was saved by the Florida War, but this was the weapon that people tried to fix... well it caused it to jam, break, and/or backfire.
8: Many solders were angry at Colt's company for their own mistakes and stopped buying their weapons.
9: Because of this, Colt tried making other weapons, like the rifle and he even put the hammer back on, but failed to save his company.
10: After the war, he decided to re-open his gun business and he thrived.
11: Colt died at an old age in perspective at his era. He lived till 41 years of age. He gave his business to his wife and son, and they kept making colts ever since.
12: Colts have been seen in mostly any wars like this American World War 11 .45 Colt. And it was the fastest pistol during WW11.
13: Colt revolutionized America's handguns and his legacy lives on. You will see the colt in the military, law enforcement, and in any gun/ hunting store.