Who invented the six shooter revolver?
A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt—the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)—which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the American West.
Are revolvers still used in the military?
In 1992, the Air Force officially stopped issuing the revolvers, which had been in continuous service since 1956. Today, the only place where these revolvers are still in service are at the AFSFC as part of the Military Working Dog (MWD) training program, also known as the K9 program.
When did the Colt Frontier Six Shooter stop being made?
Between serial numbers 41,000 and 45,000 the factory began acid etching the term “Colt Frontier Six Shooter” on barrels. This continued to approximately 1889 at the 130,000 serial number range which is when “Colt Frontier Six Shooter” became a roll stamp. It was standard until production ceased for the first time in 1941.
What was the name of the first Colt clone?
Most people don’t know about the Great Western Arms Co., which made the first Colt SAA clone. Even reference books can’t get it straight! But for a while, the Great Western was the idol of the American handgun scene. Heads up, trivia buffs.
What was the size of the Colt Frontier magazine?
Later I found in a 1926 dated Ideal Reloading Handbook stating early bullet diameter for .44-40s was nominally 0.424″ and Colt cylinders were made for factory rounds so loaded. Around the turn of the 19th/20th centuries 0.427″ became the new nominal dimension.
What was the name of the first Colt 45?
At that time, Colt’s SAA was out of production, Ruger’s Vaquero wasn’t even a twinkle in Bill Ruger’s eye, and the Italian houses of Uberti and Pietta hadn’t been founded. If you wanted an authentic, brand-new single-action .45, you wanted a Great Western.