So in 1828, when he was fourteen, samuel colt ran away to sea, shipping on an India merchantman.
The third invention was that of the revolver, made by samuel colt.
The citizen whom it holds in steadfast memory, however, is Colonel samuel colt, who invented the revolving pistol.
Old English colt "colt," originally "young ass," in Biblical translations also used for "young camel," perhaps from Proto-Germanic *kultaz (cf. Swedish dialectal kult "young boar, piglet; boy," Danish kuld "offspring, brood") and akin to child. Applied to persons from early 13c.
COLT'S TOOTH An old fellow who marries, or keeps a young girl, is ſaid to have a colt's tooth in his head. ["Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]
type of revolver, 1838, originally the manufacture of U.S. gunsmith Samuel Colt (1814-1862).