Samuel Colt

Inventor Samuel Colt, from Hartford, founded Colt¿s Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company.  Colt¿s company was the first to mass-produce the revolver, just in time for the American Civil War.  Colt died before the end of the civil war and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006.
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Inventor Samuel Colt, from Hartford, founded Colt¿s Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company. Colt¿s company was the first to mass-produce the revolver, just in time for the American Civil War. Colt died before the end of the civil war and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006.

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