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The revolver was invented by Samuel Colt as an anecdote for single-shot weapons, which until the invention of the revolver, was all that were available. He seized upon the idea of a gun that could be fired more than once, without having to reload.

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Who invented revolver and when?

Samuel Colt invented it in 1836

Who invented 6shot revolver?

Samuel Colt invented the first revolver. I'm not sure if it was a six shot but he invented the first revolver.

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Where was the colt revolver invented?

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When was Colt Dragoon Revolver created?

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black power or cartridge rounds? Colt made the first "practical" revolver, so this was the first commercially successful cartridge revolver. I can't say about black powder... but you should read this: <><><> The first Colt revolvers were black powder handguns. The self contained cartridge was invented later.

When was the first american gun invented?

The first American gun that was invented, was the Colt firearm in 1836. It was invented by Samuel Colt (1814-1862) of Utah. This was a revolver, the first rifle was in 1879 by John Moses Browning.

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