Originally Posted by delta13soultaker
Not as genius as a Colt, but amazing application anyway.
I would like to get something straight...
Colt was a genius, no question but a business genius. The ex snake oil salesman became one of the most successful businessmen of his time.
He did not invent the revolver, they existed long before he ever 'carved a model after watching a ships capstan'. They were on display in the museum of the Tower of London when he was in London, and he had the 'idea' on the way back to the US.