February 25: Today in Texas History #txhx #2A

Today in 1836, Samuel Colt, of Hartford, CT, patented the Colt revolver.

The Republic of Texas ordered 180 of the .36 caliber holster models for the Texas Navy and the Texas Rangers gave the Colt revolver its reputation as a weapon suited for mounted combat.

“Of the Colt’s [Navy] we cannot speak in too high terms … There are probably in Texas about as many revolvers as male adults, and I doubt if there are one hundred in the state of any other make.” ~ Frederick Law Olmsted

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