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Samuel Colt

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  • Region's Firearm Factories Invested Heavily To Build AR-15

    Region's Firearm Factories Invested Heavily To Build AR-15
    It doesn't take long to see the effects of massive investment at the Connecticut factories that make the AR-15 military-style rifle.
  • If only Mikhail Kalashnikov had invented the AK-47 sowing machine

    The merchant of death is dead: Mikhail Kalashnikov passed Monday at 94 in a hospital in Izhevsk, the capital of the Russian republic of Udmurtia. Of course you know his name; everyone knows his name. It’s as famous a name as Samuel Colt, maker...

    The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays

     The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays
    Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third. In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...

    Sam Colt's 200th Birthday

    Motorists (or boaters) heading north into Hartford see his signature blue onion dome just in front of the spacious park he and his wife, Elizabeth, left to the city. He's been gone since the mid-19th century, yet the name Samuel Colt is still known around...

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence
    Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776. Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...