Samuel Colt Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Samuel Colt

Last Updated: 07 Jul, 2023 | Views: 746

Age: 47

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Business Men, Industrialist

Famous For: Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company

Samuel Colt Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
19 Jul, 1814 (47 Years 05 Months 22 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Died on
10 Jan, 1862

Samuel Colt Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Samuel Colt, a well-known American inventor, was born in Connecticut.  The first handgun, often known as the "Revolver," was created by Samuel Colt. It was a handgun that could be shot repeatedly without needing to reload. He established Colt's Manufacturing Company, paving the way for the first commercial mass production of revolvers.


He traveled to England in 1835, where he obtained his first patent. Upon his return to the United States, he was given a U.S. patent for the "Colt Paterson," a revolver with a folding trigger.

In 1836, he established a company to produce and market these weapons. The company was shut down in 1843 because it could not create enough revenue.

His luck changed when the Mexican-American War broke out in 1846 because Texas Rangers Captain Samuel Walker wanted to order 1000 revolvers from Colt.

Samuel Colt engaged renowned gun maker Eli Whitney Blake to produce the specified rifles using an enhanced new design.

These orders restored his financial situation, allowing him to start Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company, his factory.

Achievements and Awards:

The Silver Telford Medal was given to him as a token of appreciation by the membership. 

Unknown Facts:

In a magnificent wedding that included rifle salutes and fireworks in 1856, he married Elizabeth Jarvis. The couple has four kids together.

At the time of his death in 1862, he was one of the wealthiest men in America.

John Colt, his brother, committed suicide after being found guilty of murder.

Samuel Colt Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 173 cm
In Meters 1.73 m
In feet Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs

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Samuel Colt Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Christopher Colt

Mother's Name
Sarah Colt

Elizabeth Jarvis Colt

John C. Colt, Christopher Colt Jr., James Benjamin Colt

Mary Lucretia Colt, Normand Knox Colt, Margaret Collier Colt, Mary Colt, Olivia Paine Colt, Sarah Ann Colt

Caldwell Hart Colt

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