Quiz: How Much Do You Know About These Famous Colt Pistols?
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How Much Do You Know About These Famous Colt Pistols?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

Revolvers first emerged in the early 1800s, an early type of semi-automatic pistol that made it faster and easier for shooters to blast rounds at targets of all kinds. One company — Colt — took the revolver concept and cashed in, thanks to its variants that found use throughout the American Civil War and the Old West. How much do you know about the famous Colt pistols in our quiz?

From early black powder versions that used cap and ball ammunition to ultra-modern metallic cartridge designs, many Colt revolvers have been a part of big moments in world history. Can you name any of the people who used Colt weapons as part of their lives?

The Single Action Army is likely Colt’s most iconic weapon. This big six-shooter was common in both the East and West in the 1870s and 1880s, with soldiers, ranchers and, yes, criminals, too. How much do you know about the lore and specifications of this amazing weapon?

Colt didn’t invent the mass production of revolvers, but the company did perfect these high-speed manufacturing techniques. Its marketing prowess was also second to none. The result? Colt sidearms were everywhere. Take a shot at our famous Colt sidearms quiz now! Maybe you’ll find your mark … or perhaps you’ll just be shooting blanks.

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Who founded Colt’s Manufacturing Company in 1855?
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Colt’s Single Action Army is often better known as _____.
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What caliber is the Colt Python?
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What’s a defining characteristic of the Colt Buntline?
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What sort of propellant did the Colt Walker use?
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The Peacemaker was offered in how many different calibers?
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What caliber was the Colt Walker?
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Some Old West legends say that which famous man carried a Colt Buntline?
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The Colt M1911 is chambered for which caliber?
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Which gun is noted as the largest black powder handgun ever built?
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The Colt M1911 was first widely used in which war?
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The Colt Walker was designed for which purpose?
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True or false, was the "Peacemaker" the official service sidearm of the U.S. Army?
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The Colt Walker had a big barrel that was nearly 16 inches long. How much did it weigh?
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Which Colt firearm is still widely used by U.S. law enforcement and military professionals?
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True or false, was Colt the only company that manufactured the M1911 during WWII?
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The Colt Army Model 1860 saw heavy use during which conflict?
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What’s a notable characteristic of the Colt Python?
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Which Colt gun is often called "The Gun that Won the West"?
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What sort of gun was the Colt Navy Revolver?
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What sort of action is the Colt Python?
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About how much did the Colt Army Model 1860 cost when it was introduced?
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True or false, did Colt make a gun that was literally named the "Colt Frontier Six-Shooter"?
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What was the intended use for the Colt Python when it was equipped with an 8-inch barrel?
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What issue plagued the Colt Walker?
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True or false, did Texas Ranger Samuel Walker ever get to fire the Colt Walker that bore his name?
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What’s the approximate maximum range of the Colt Python?
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Which Colt gun saw plenty of use during the Gulf War?
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What sort of Colt pistol did Kurt Russell carry in 1993’s film "Tombstone"?
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The General Officer’s model was a variant of which pistol?
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