Located at the southern edge of downtown Hartford, Coltsville is known for its association with Samuel Colt
and the industrial enterprise he founded, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co.
Anniversaries: 1545: Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose , sank in the Solent with 700 lives lost; 1814: Birth of Samuel Colt
, American inventor of the six-shot revolver; 1837: Great Western steamship was launched at Bristol; 1834: Birth of French impressionist painter Edgar Degas; 1877: The first men's singles tennis final was played at Wimbledon; 1892: Death of travel agent Thomas Cook; 1900: Paris Metro opened; 1924: Liverpool Cathedral consecrated; 1992: Moslem refugees forced from homes by Serbs in "ethnic cleansing".
It was founded in 1836 by Samuel Colt
, inventor of the first successful repeating pistol, the Colt .
The loading drill as published by Samuel Colt
calls for the powder column to fill the chamber leaving enough room to seal a bullet or ball.
had presented a great number of his revolvers at Britain's Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851.
It was April of 1836, about a month after the fall of the Alamo, when Samuel Colt
opened the Patent Arms Mfg.
introduced his first Paterson percussion revolvers in 1837.
Late in the War, Samuel Colt
fielded a contract musket hybridized from the Enfield and Springfield designs.