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The Two Sams: Walker & Colt

After Sam Colt's bankruptcy following the production of his initial Paterson revolvers, the design caught the attention of a Texas Ranger by the name of Sam Walker. The discussions between the two would see the birth of the largest handgun in the world at the time: the Colt Walker. 

The First Colts

In the 1830s, a struggling businessman by the name of Samuel Colt patented a revolutionary new handgun that used a revolving cylinder, and with that, the first Colt revolvers came to be made in Paterson Falls, N.J.

Book Review: Gun Barons | The Weapons That Transformed America And The Men Who Invented Them

Gun Barons, despite what appears on the cover, is less about the guns themselves and more about the men and machinations that led to their being, as well as their use in battle.

Colt’s Manufacturing: A Classic American Name Lives On

Founded in 1848 by inventor Samuel Colt, Colt’s Manufacturing Company is one of the oldest names in the American Firearms market, with a rich history spanning over a century. Today, Colt is still in operation under the ownership of the CZ Group.

ARTV Preview: The History of Colt; Springfield Armory Waypoint 2020; Calisher and Terry Carbine

In this week's episode, we'll explore the early history of Colt, test the Springfield Armory Waypoint 2020 and look back at the British Calisher and Terry carbine.

Book Review: "Revolver"

In his new book, Revolver, Jim Rasenberger uses sweeping prose to tell the story of Samuel Colt and his quest to bring his idea for a revolving firearm to market.

Cased Colt Walker Shatters World Record at Auction

This finest known cased Colt Walker hammered for $1.6 million after seven and a half minutes of bidding.

Colt Avoids Loan Default

The future of the venerable West Hartford, Conn., gunmaker, founded in 1836 by Samuel Colt, was uncertain if it were to default.

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