Single Action Sixguns

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In the beginning, Sam Colt created the revolver, the single action sixgun. Perhaps we had better qualify that to say Sam created the first practical working revolver. The story goes that young Colt shipped out of Boston as a cabin boy and during his spare time watched the ship’s wheel rotate and also be locked into a desired position. That set the wheels to turning in Sam’s mind and he soon whittled a working model out of wood of what he thought a revolver should be. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out at the time he thought, “I hope no one ever calls my revolver a wheelgun.” Well, I can at least imagine so!....
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