Samuel Colt, an American inventor, gifted a gold revolver to the Ottoman Empire’s Sultan on his visit to Constantinople and said that the Russians bought his pistols. Sultan immediately placed an order of 5000 guns from him. He did the same with the Russians.

Samuel Colt, an American inventor, gifted a gold revolver to the Ottoman Empire‘s Sultan on his visit to Constantinople and said that the Russians bought his pistols. Sultan immediately placed an order of 5000 guns from him. He did the same with the Russians.

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A sketch of Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt

Colt was so conscious of building his brand that he even trademarked his signature. 

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