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25 Feb : Multiple firing mechanism for a revolver patented

Instant firing of all 6 bullets from a revolver in one go is something we all have seen in films. This multiple firing from revolver was patented today.

Using revolvers is illegal but making one was not. Today in 1836, Samuel colt, a gun manufacturer, received a U.S. patent for a revolver mechanism that enabled a gun to be fired multiple times without reloading. Colt was only 21 years old then. unknown

A ship voyage gave Colt the idea for a revolver design. The 16-year-old became fascinated by how the ship’s wheel could spin or be locked in an affixed position through the use of a clutch. This observation sparked his idea for a revolving chamber capable of holding six bullets that could lock into place. Colt worked with more experienced gunsmiths to perfect a prototype of a pistol that could fire multiple rounds in quick succession.

Samuel Colt founded a company to manufacture his revolving-cylinder pistol. However, sales were slow and the business floundered.

अमेरिकी आविष्कारक Samuel Colt को Colt revolver के लिए 1836 में आज पेटेंट मिला था। Colt revolver एक खास revolver mechanism पर आधारित revolver है। इससे बिना हर बार reload किए बिना फायरिंग की जा सकती है। इस revolving-cylinder pistol को बनाने के लिए Samuel Colt ने Colt’s Manufacturing Company की शुरुआत की थी। जिसके ज़रिए पहले विश्वयुद्ध के दौरान revolvers का बड़े पैमाने पर उत्पादन हुआ था।

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