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    Samuel Colt Signed Letter (1814-1862) There's an old saying: "God created man, Sam Colt made them equal." As a 16 year-old, Colt was already carving single-barreled pistols with revolving chambers out of wood. By age 22, he had invented and patented a working revolver in France, England and the United States. In 1836 he started manufacturing them in an assembly-line factory in Connecticut. He directed Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company until his death. Interestingly, his best-known gun, the .45 caliber "Peacemaker" came out 11 years after his death. Offered here is a one-page letter signed "Sam. Colt," 5" x 8" in size, not dated, written to Major William B. Hartley at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. In full, "Brown successful. You must get through if possible & meet directors Wednesday. Ask Toncy to call with you upon Floid." Fine condition with original folds. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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