Mechanical engineer and a pioneer in firearms, he patented the first practical revolving firearm with rotating cylinder in the U.S. on February 25, 1837. Born July 19, 1814 in Hartford, Connecticut. Died January 10, 1862 in Hartford.

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The Colt Firearms Collection
Colt prototypes, factory models and experimental firearms contained in the collection of the Connecticut State Library in Hartford.
Colt History
Biographical overview from the company he founded.
Colt's Life
Significant turning points in the life of Samuel Colt and his firearms factory, from 1814 through 1862.
Colt, Samuel
Information from Encyclopedia.com.
Colt: Legend and Legacy
Transcript of documentary program which explores the life and work of Samuel Colt. Includes information provided.
Samuel Colt
Photos from Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut and related information from Find A Grave.
Samuel Colt (1814-1862)
Overview from connecticuthistory.org.
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