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Samuel Colt

Colt, Samuel (1814–62), U.S. inventor and industrialist who devised the revolver, a single-barreled pistol with a revolving multiple bullet chamber, in the early 1830s. His factories pioneered mass-production techniques and the use of interchangeable parts.

See also: Revolver.

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