Life as a kid
Picture of .45-cailbre Peacemaker model
After leaving Amherst his father sent him to learn how to become a seaman. On his voyage to Calcutta, aboard the Corvo, after watching the ships wheel the idea of the revolver was born. He made a replica out of wood , with the idea being that that the cylinder would rotate and could shoot six bullets without reloading. Before he got the idea for the revolver he worked with submarine technology .
In 1846 Colt and army Captain Samuel H. Walker designed a new and improved gun. Walker got the government to order a thousand of these revolvers for the Mexican American War and Samuel was back in business. Colt's gun was so popular that it was commonly said that the revolver was how the west was won.