First patent on a gun

Accidently discovered by a Chinese alchemist around 850 B.C., gunpowder has traveled and been refined across several nations. From bamboo stalks to artillery cannons, this magic powder has wreaked havoc on the enemy. The early invented guns were not much effective and required reloading after every shot until the Connecticut inventor, Samuel Colt designed and invented the revolving-cylinder pistol. He received patent No. 138 for a revolver that enabled the gun to fire multiple rounds without reloading in 1836. Colt’s Patent Arms Manufacturing Company is still in business today.

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