Samuel Colt and Colt Firearms

Dean Nelson talked about Samuel Colt’s career, which included financial struggles and design failures before he returned to Hartford, Connecticut, to build the… read more

Dean Nelson talked about Samuel Colt’s career, which included financial struggles and design failures before he returned to Hartford, Connecticut, to build the Colt Firearms factory. Samuel Colt was born in Hartford and began designing guns in the 1830s. Mr. Nelson also showed some of the earliest sketches and models of Mr. Colt’s firearms.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Hartford, Connecticut, from November 14-20 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Samuel Colt and Colt Firearms

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Program ID:
329490-1
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Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Jan 16, 2016 | 10:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 18, 2016 | 7:10am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 16, 2016 | 10:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2016 | 10:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2016 | 3:10pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2016 | 2:32am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2016 | 7:10am EST | C-SPAN 3
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