Colt revolver

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Colt revolver (Firearms) A revolver made according to a system using a patented revolving cylinder, holding six cartridges, patented by Samuel Colt , an American inventor, in 1835. With various modifications, it was for many years been the standard for the United States army.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

He introduced me to Colonel Colt, the celebrated inventor or re-discoverer of the revolver; to Alf.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
The tenderfoot carried two short-barrelled Colt's revolvers, one of which he presented directly at Black Hank.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
Both carried Colt's revolvers in hip holsters; Van Horn's gun slung at his right hip, Laramie's slung at his left.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Jack Bracken stood before him, clutching the handle of his big Colt's revolver, and his hat was pulled low over his eyes.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
But this Colt revolver is not a make-believe.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
Close at hand stood his Springfield rifle, with the belt of cartridges, and over the table hung two Colt's revolvers.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
It was a blue-steel Colt's revolver, of the heaviest pattern made in the Seventies.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
They were armed with the stubby Springfield carbines, caliber forty-five, and Colt's six-shooter revolvers taking the same cartridge.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
It was the Colt revolver, for discharging five shots.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
Then General Taylor, who had used the Colt revolver in his Indian campaigns, recommended that the United States troops be furnished with it.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
***

In news:

Editor's Note: We're excited to begin this exclusive on-line series by Duke on the Genesis of the Colt Single Action revolver.
21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and Their Colt's Revolving Rifles.
A legendary Colt revolver , ordered by the world-famous Sears & Roebuck catalog company around the turn of the 20th century, sold for $747,500 at the James Julia Spring Firearms Auction.
I'm talking about the one with both an official state reptile and a state gun (the ridge-nosed rattlesnake and Colt single-action Army revolver, respectively).
1836 – Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver (More info).
Early First Year Production Colt Model 1860 Army Conversion Revolver with Low Three Digit Serial Number.
Colt 's New Service Revolver.
Timothy Mullin's Colt 's New Service Revolver is a delight to read and savor slowly, drawing out the experience as long as possible.
A word of caution, however: if you are not a New Service revolver enthusiast, you will certainly catch the disease upon reading Colt 's New Service Revolver.
Dave Warringer of Saugerties examines a Colt.44 magnum single action revolver during a re- enactment of Camp Wickham in Goshen, NY on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
0 A Colt Army Special.38-caliber revolver is one of several guns used by Clyde Barrow during his lifetime.
In 2011, the national spotlight hovered over the state's border policies and political characters — even in the naming of its official state gun (the Colt single-action Army revolver — classy, huh?
Arizona mining executive John Greenway's double-action Colt.38 revolver.
The good news is that Colt has stepped up their production of single-action revolvers .
The Union armed its troops with Colt M1860 revolvers .
***