From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Colt revolver \Colt revolver\ (Firearms) A revolver made according to a system using a patented revolving cylinder, holding six cartridges, patented by Samuel Colt, an American inventor, in 1835. With various modifications, it was for many years been the standard for the United States army. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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