04/01/1847 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver to the U.S. Government
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The Texas Rangers ordered 1,000 Samuel Colt's revolvers during the American war with Mexico. Colt's use of interchangeable parts helped him become one of the first to use the assembly line efficiently. His innovative use of art, celebrity endorsements, and corporate gifts made him a pioneer in the field of advertising.
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