By Bob Owens
There has long been an apocryphal story about a lawman in Texas in the later part of the 19th century owning a Colt revolver inscribed with the following poem etched onto its bone grips.
“Be not afraid of any man;
No matter what his size;
When danger threatens, call on me—
And I will equalize!”
Indeed, Samuel Colt’s 1873 Singe Action Army revolver, also known as “the Peacemaker,” was one of the firearms that democratized the west, giving a single person of average size and skill, regardless of sex or age, a fighting chance against one more violent criminals.
As time and technology have advanced from …read more
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