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Colt's Manufacturing Company, also known as Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company, is an American firearms manufacturer founded by Samuel Colt in 1836. The company is famous for its revolvers and pistols, which played a major role in the history of the American West.
Samuel Colt first patented his revolver design in 1836 and formed the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company. The company's first revolver, the Colt Paterson, was introduced in 1837 and became famous for its reliability and power. It was widely used by the Texas Rangers and the US Army during the Mexican-American War.
In 1855, Colt's Manufacturing Company was established in Hartford, Connecticut, and began producing a new line of revolvers, including the famous Colt Army Model 1860 revolver. This revolver became one of the most popular handguns of the American Civil War, used by both Union and Confederate forces.
After the Civil War, Colt's Manufacturing Company continued to innovate with new revolver designs, including the Single Action Army revolver, which became known as the "Peacemaker" and was introduced in 1873. The Peacemaker was widely used in the American West and became an iconic symbol of the era.
In addition to revolvers, Colt's Manufacturing Company also produced a line of pistols, including the Colt Model 1911, which was introduced in 1911 and became one of the most popular handguns of the 20th century. The Model 1911 was widely used by the US military in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.
Colt's Manufacturing Company has faced financial difficulties at times in its history, and the company has changed ownership several times. However, it remains a leading manufacturer of firearms and is known for its high-quality products and innovative designs. Today, Colt produces a variety of firearms, including revolvers, pistols, and rifles, and its products are used by law enforcement agencies, military personnel, and civilians around the world.
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