Well...he's kind of like Henry Ford: He didn't invent the first, but he designed a way to sell a good one and sell it to everybody.
That must of been nice to hold a well preserved original. I have held some Civil War percussion relics, rust pits and all. And some replica Peacemakers too.
Never say die!
"A nation who forgets its defenders is soon forgotten itself."
"A good shot must necessarily be a good man since the essence of good marksmanship is self-control and self-control is the essential quality of a good man." – Theodore Roosevelt