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Samuel Colt was an inventor and industrialist who created the revolver—most notably the .45-calibre Peacemaker model, which was introduced in 1873—and paved the way for the interchangeable parts system of manufacturing.
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Born on July 19, 1814, in Hartford, Connecticut, Samuel Colt worked in submarine technology before his design for a pistol with a revolving cartridge was commissioned in mass quantity by the U.S. for the Mexican War. His factory would also supply arms for the Civil War as well as popularize the concept of interchangeable part manufacturing in other industries. The company's most notable pistol is the .45-calibre Peacemaker model, which was introduced in 1873. Colt died in Hartford on January 10, 1862.
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