On a visit to Constantinople Samuel Colt gave a custom gold inlaid revolver to the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and informed him that the Russians were buying his pistols. The Turkish ordered 5,000 pistols. Colt neglected to tell the Sultan that he had used the same tactic with the Russians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Joe Namath was actually drunk when he made his famous "guarantee" that the New York Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. webcitation.org/67vz1aSjf
The Indianapolis Colts secretly relocated from Baltimore to Indianapolis because the Maryland General Assembly planned to seize ownership of the Colts using eminent domain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
In 1970, all three of Baltimore's sports teams (The Colts, Orioles, and Bullets) made it to their respective league championship, and two of them(The Colts and Orioles) won. bostonherald.com/2019/06/…
The oldest firearms still used by the American military are the M2.50 caliber machine gun and the Colt .45 M1911 pistol. Both were designed by John Browning more than a century ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M2_…
When the Baltimore Colts tried to move to Indianapolis, the owner feared that the government would attempt to keep the team in the city by eminent domain. He secretly packed up everything in trucks in the middle of the night and was in Indiana before the government realized they were gone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
A Steelers fan had a heart attack when Jerome Bettis fumbled the ball in the 2005 AFC playoff game against the Colts. He wasn't upset that the Steelers might lose the game, but he was concerned Jerome Bettis' legacy would be tarnished during what would have been his last game ever if they lost. espn.com/nfl/news/story?i…
Samuel Colt financed his invention and development of the revolver handgun by performing laughing gas demonstrations across the United States and Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Samuel Colt, famous for producing the revolver,originally created underwater mines. They were highly effective, however John Quincy Adams scuttled the project as "not fair and honest warfare" and termed the Colt mine an "unchristian contraption." So Colt returned his attentions to guns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
NFL teams AZ Cardinals, CLE Browns, CHI Bears, Bal Colts, LA Rams, and SD Chargers had ownerships with links to the mafia during their history. sandiegoreader.com/news/2…
Wyatt Earp Refereed A Boxing Match in 1896 with a Colt 45 under his jacket theguardian.com/sport/201…
In 1984, the Maryland legislator voted to use eminent domain in order to seize ownership of the NFL's Baltimore Colts. That night, Indiana sent 14 trucks to pack up everything in the Baltimore facility, and the trucks all took different routes out of Maryland in order to evade state police. usatoday.com/story/sports…
The slogan of the revolver Colt used to be "God created men, Colt made them equal..." pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamer…
The Colt Walker revolver was the world's most powerful repeating handgun from 1847 until the .357 magnum cartridge was invented in 1934. It was designed to be able to kill an enemy's horse in one shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The Colt's punter borrowed $100 for poker and turned it into $1,400. He used the funds for a trip to Miami to take part in a kicking competition for prospects. He made 9 consecutive field goals starting at 25 yards and moving 5 yards out each time. He was then offered a scholarship to WVU. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Colt 45 originated in Baltimore, MD and is actually named for longtime Baltimore Colt Running Back, Jerry Hill (who was #45) ghostsofbaltimore.org/201…
The Colt 1911 pistol was purposely designed to be fully disassembled with its own internal parts and no other tools are necessary. sightm1911.com/lib/tech/t…
When Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill, the gun he carried was a .38 Colt revolver salvaged from the wreck of the USS Maine. The USS Maine exploded outside Havana in early 1898 and the pistol was given to him by his brother-in-law. historynewsnetwork.org/ar…
The 45 caliber Colt 1911 was adopted because the issued 38 caliber revolvers couldn't stop the Moro guerillas the US Army was fighting in the Philippines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M19…
The Houston Astros were originally named the Houston Colt .45s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
The Houston Astros were originally named "The Colt 45s" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
Gun maker Samuel Colt designed and gave his name to the Walker Colt and despite it being one of the best known guns of all time his paid share was $10 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In August 1920 serial killer Carl Panzram burglarized the home of former president William H. Taft stealing bonds, and his Colt .45. He used the money to buy a yacht; where he lured men, killing them with Tafts gun. All as a response to Taft approving his sentencing while Secretary of War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
In 1894, Pop Schriver (Chicago Colts) caught a ball tossed from the observation deck of the Washington Monument, although it's reported that he dropped it. In 1908 Gabby Street made a successful catch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
The Colt Peacemaker has been in production for 125 years. The design is older than the first automobile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Today I learned about the Colt Walker, an extremely powerful pistol whose sales helped Samuel Colt start Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company. It was developed by Samuel Colt and Samuel Walker, a Texas Ranger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Late 1930’s Colt 38 revolver was equipped with built-in camera that took a photo when ever the pistol was fired photo-history.org/this-re…
The Houston Astros were originally called the Houston Colt .45s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
The most powerful sidearm ever issued by the US military was the Colt Walker of 1847. It weighed 4.5 pounds, had a 9" barrel, and fired a .44 caliber projectile with the muzzle energy of a .357 magnum. It had an effective range of 100 yards, but was prone to blowing up in the shooter's hands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Frank Reich, head football coach for the Indy Colts, is responsible for two of the biggest comebacks in football history. Once in college (Maryland) and once in the NFL (Buffalo). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The beer Colt 45 was named in honor of Baltimore Colts' running back Jerry Hill (who wore #45) and NOT the handgun. pabstbrewingco.com/beer/c…
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich is a former pastor and seminary president. thegospelcoalition.org/ar…
The legendary handgun in the anime β€œTrigun” is a realistic and manufacturable gun- fit for .45 long Colt ammunition, a β€œ6 o’clock” barrel, and β€œbreaktop” loading mechanism. imfdb.org/wiki/Trigun
When Billy Dee Williams was questioned about his appearances in the Colt 45 Malt Liquor commercials, he is alleged to have said, "I drink, you drink. Hell, if marijuana was legal, I'd appear in a commercial for that, too." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Elvis was so famous the Secret Service let him bring a Colt .45 into the White House to give to President Nixon. elvis-history-blog.com/el…
Although Colt .45 caliber pistol were thought to have been used by US troops as effective "man stoppers" against Moro "berserker" warriors at the 1913 Battle of Bud Bagsak, the shipment of them had not yet arrived and the "man stopper" Winchester Model 1897 shotguns were actually used. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned of David Williams, whose work building rifles in prison lead him to design firearms for Colt, Winchester, Remington, and the US Military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
NFL wide receiver Ricky Proehl who played in two Super Bowls against the Patriots, both of which he scored the last touchdown in the final minutes of the game only for Adam Vinatieri to win for the Patriots on a field goal. Both players would later join the Colts and win a Super Bowl XLI. latimes.com/sports/sports…
Today I learned of "The Colts" the family at the center of the worst cases of child abuse in Australia. A commune of 40 people whose genes were traced back to a married brother and sister. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
Today I learned of the Colt Clan Incest Case, where reports of lone children in the hills of New South Wales, Australia led to the discovery of an inbred family of 40, many mute and with genetic deformities, all living in broken down caravans and sheds with no running water or other such utilities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
While malt beverages like King Cobra, Bud Ice, Steel Reserve and Colt 45 account for only 2.4 percent of the U.S. Beer market they make up 46 percent of beer consumed by ER patients nbcnews.com/health/budwei…
In the 40 Years Mile High Stadium was home to the Denver Broncos, The Cardinals, Packers, Panthers, Colts, and Ravens never won a game there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
The Houston Astros were originally called the Houston Colt .45s β€” they changed their name to the Astros three years later. climbingtalshill.com/2015…
The makers of Colt 45 were forced by the ATF to discontinue marketing Power Master, a Malt Liquor with 31% more alcohol than Colt 45 because it was marketed towards young black men nytimes.com/1991/07/04/bu…
Scientology once had an auditing process called "R2-45", which "specifically pertains to shooting the target with a Colt M1911 pistol, causing the victim's 'thetan' to leave the body (exteriorization)." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R2-…
During the Spanish-American war, .38 calibre bullets failed to stop attacking Filipinos, so the Colt .45 DA "Philippine" was designed and imported to stop them. morolandhistory.com/relat…
When the Indianapolis Colts (formerly the Baltimore Colts) play in Baltimore, the scoreboard only reads 'Indy' and never acknowledges the team's name en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Colt makes a Gatling Gun Reissue. colt.com/Catalog/Special-…
A plane once crashed into the upper section of an NFL Stadium shortly after a playoff game between the Baltimore Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers. Fortunately the score was 40-14 and most fans had left before the game ended. baltimorecolts.blogspot.c…
In the movie Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood fired .45 Long Colt rounds instead of using .44 Magnum. This was because blanks did not exist for the .44 Magnum in 1971. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…

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