Posted February 20, 2015 1:41 pm by Comments

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

Via:: Bearing Arms

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