Who invented the revolver?
Daniel B. Wesson
Answer: In 1836, Samuel Colt received a U.S. patent for a revolver mechanism that enabled a gun to be fired multiple times without reloading. By the start of the U.S. Civil War he had made the Colt revolver perhaps the world’s best-known firearm. The Colt Single Action Army handgun, better known as the Colt .45, was not released until a decade after Colt’s death in 1862. Dubbed the “Peacemaker” and “the gun that won the West,” the Colt .45 served as the standard service revolver of the U.S. military between 1873 and 1892.
Samuel Colt was an American inventor, industrialist, businessman, and hunter. He founded Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company and made the mass production of the revolver commercially viable. Wikipedia
Born: 19 July 1814, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 10 January 1862, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Net worth: $15 million at time of death
Spouse: Elizabeth Jarvis Colt (m. 1856–1862)
Siblings: John C. Colt, James Benjamin Colt, Olivia Paine Colt, more
Parents: Christopher Colt, Sarah Colt