Who invented the revolver and in what year?

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2011-09-08 02:20:02

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Many people credit Samuel Colt as being the inventor of the revolver in 1832. However, there were earlier revolving guns- Colt made a good one, but not the first one. Perhaps the earliest is actually a small revolving cannon built by James Puckle (no, that really is the name) in 1718. You can find the wikipedia article on the Puckle Gun.

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