Here we have yet another shining example of the makers creating the instruments of their own destruction at the hands of the takers .
The 11 Most Important Guns in History
” Firearms have evolved constantly ever since their start around 800 years ago. From primitive hand cannons to automatic weapons, here are the gun breakthroughs that changed the battlefield and beyond.
1873 Samuel Colt did not invent the revolver, but he was the first to introduce an assembly-line system to make them rather than relying on skilled gunsmiths to handcraft each weapon. Colt’s company mass-produced weapons like the Single Action Army, better known as the Peacemaker or Colt 45. Originally designed for the U.S. Cavalry, it became the most widely used handgun during the Wild West years. One version, the Colt Frontier Six Shooter, used the .44-40 Winchester caliber so cowboys could use the same ammunition in their handguns and rifles. “
While there is plenty to quibble about as far as these 11 “most important” choices are concerned , the article is still of interest for the firearms afficionado . Take a look .