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{{Quote|They say this gun can kill anything.|[[John Winchester]]|''[[Dead Man's Blood]]''}}
 
{{Quote|They say this gun can kill anything.|[[John Winchester]]|''[[Dead Man's Blood]]''}}
'''The Colt''' is a supernatural revolver made by the [[hunter]] [[Samuel Colt]]. [[John Winchester]] had been searching for it for many years. According to legend, anything shot by this gun, using one of its thirteen original bullets, will die, including supernatural creatures normally immune to any and all weapons. On several occasions, it was in the possession of [[Sam Winchester|Sam]] and [[Dean Winchester]], who used it to kill [[demons]], including their leader, the [[Princes of Hell|Prince of Hell]] [[Azazel]], [[vampires]], including [[Alpha Vampire|their Alpha]], and a [[phoenix]] through [[Time Travel|time travel]]. It was severely damaged by the Prince of Hell [[Dagon]] after three failed attempts to kill her with it. It is unknown if it can be repaired.
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'''The Colt''' was a supernatural revolver created by the [[hunter]] [[Samuel Colt]]. [[John Winchester]] had been searching for it for many years. According to legend, anything shot by this gun, using one of its thirteen original bullets, would die, including supernatural creatures normally immune to any and all weapons. On several occasions, it was in the possession of [[Sam Winchester|Sam]] and [[Dean Winchester]], who used it to kill [[demons]], including their leader, the [[Princes of Hell|Prince of Hell]] [[Azazel]], [[vampires]], including [[Alpha Vampire|their Alpha]], and a [[phoenix]] through [[Time Travel|time travel]]. It was severely damaged by the Prince of Hell [[Dagon]] after three failed attempts to kill her with it. It is unknown if it can be repaired.
 
==Physical Appearance==
 
==Physical Appearance==
 
[[File:SPN 0627.jpg|thumb|225px|left|The Latin inscription: "I will fear no evil"]]
 
[[File:SPN 0627.jpg|thumb|225px|left|The Latin inscription: "I will fear no evil"]]
The gun used in the series is actually a replica Colt Paterson 1836 ball and cap gun modified to fire metallic cartridges. On the barrel of the gun is inscribed a Latin quote from Psalm XXIII:4, "''non timebo mala''", meaning "''I will fear no evil''".
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The gun used in the series is actually a replica Colt Paterson 1836 ball and cap gun modified to fire metallic cartridges. On the barrel of the gun is inscribed a Latin quote from Psalm XXIII:4, "''non timebo mala''", meaning "''I will fear no evil.''"
   
 
[[File:SPN 0621.jpg|thumb|225px|The Pentagram on the handle of the gun]]
 
[[File:SPN 0621.jpg|thumb|225px|The Pentagram on the handle of the gun]]
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== Powers and Abilities ==
 
== Powers and Abilities ==
The Colt is one of the most powerful weapons the Winchesters ever encountered, from killing [[demons]], [[monsters]], and [[gods]], to harming [[archangels]].
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The Colt was one of the most powerful weapons the Winchesters ever encountered. It could kill [[demons]], [[monsters]], and [[gods]] and harm [[archangels]].
   
 
=== Killing ===
 
=== Killing ===
* '''[[Deities]] '''- As seen with the god [[Moloch]], deities are vulnerable to and can be killed by the Colt.<ref>[[The Memory Remains]]</ref>
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* '''[[Deities]] '''- As seen with the god [[Moloch]], deities were vulnerable to and could be killed by the Colt.<ref>[[The Memory Remains]]</ref>
* '''[[Demons]] - '''The Colt has proven capable of killing various types of demons, from the most basic to some of the most powerful.
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* '''[[Demons]] - '''The Colt proved capable of killing various types of demons, from the most basic to some of the most powerful.
** '''[[Crossroads Demons]]''' - Like black-eyed demons, crossroads demons can also be killed by the Colt.<ref>[[Bedtime Stories]]</ref>
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** '''[[Crossroads Demons]]''' - Like black-eyed demons, crossroads demons could also be killed by the Colt.<ref>[[Bedtime Stories]]</ref>
** '''[[Princes of Hell]] - '''It can higher demons such as Princes of Hell, although it appears to take longer, as seen with Azazel, who took several more seconds to die than the average demon.<ref>[[All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2]]</ref><ref>[[Devil's Trap]] </ref>
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** '''[[Princes of Hell]] - '''It could kill higher-ranking demons such as Princes of Hell, although it appeared to take longer, as seen with Azazel, who took several more seconds to die than an average demon.<ref>[[All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2]]</ref><ref>[[Devil's Trap]] </ref>
* '''[[Hellhounds]]''' - Hellhounds can be killed by the Colt. <ref>[[Abandon All Hope]]</ref>
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* '''[[Hellhounds]]''' - Hellhounds could be killed by the Colt. <ref>[[Abandon All Hope]]</ref>
* '''[[Vampires]] '''- Vampires can be effectively killed with the Colt.
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* '''[[Vampires]] '''- Vampires could be effectively killed with the Colt.
** '''[[Alpha Vampire]] '''- Although much stronger than the average vampire, the Alpha Vampire was vulnerable to and killed by the Colt.<ref>[[The Raid]]</ref>
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** '''[[Alpha Vampire]] '''- Although much stronger than the average vampire, the Alpha Vampire was killed by the Colt.<ref>[[The Raid]]</ref>
   
 
=== Harming ===
 
=== Harming ===
* '''[[Archangels]]''' - While the Colt cannot kill an archangel, it can temporarily harm and knock one unconscious. <ref>[[Abandon All Hope]]</ref>
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* '''[[Archangels]]''' - While the Colt could not kill an archangel, it could temporarily harm and knock one unconscious. <ref>[[Abandon All Hope]]</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
 
[[File:SPN 0620.jpg|thumb|left|225px|The creation of the gun.]]
 
[[File:SPN 0620.jpg|thumb|left|225px|The creation of the gun.]]
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{{Quote|Back in 1835, when Halley's Comet was overhead, the same night those men died at the Alamo, they say [[Samuel Colt]] made a gun... a special gun. He made it for a [[hunter]] -- a man like us, only on horseback. The story goes he made [[Colt bullets|13 bullets]]. This hunter used the gun a half dozen times before he disappeared, the gun along with him. Somehow, [[Daniel Elkins|Daniel]] got his hands on it. They say -- they say this gun can kill anything.|[[John Winchester]] tells the legend of the Colt}}
 
{{Quote|Back in 1835, when Halley's Comet was overhead, the same night those men died at the Alamo, they say [[Samuel Colt]] made a gun... a special gun. He made it for a [[hunter]] -- a man like us, only on horseback. The story goes he made [[Colt bullets|13 bullets]]. This hunter used the gun a half dozen times before he disappeared, the gun along with him. Somehow, [[Daniel Elkins|Daniel]] got his hands on it. They say -- they say this gun can kill anything.|[[John Winchester]] tells the legend of the Colt}}
 
In 1835, the famous gun maker and [[hunter]] [[Samuel Colt]] created the legendary gun that would become known as the Colt and [[Colt bullets|thirteen special bullets]] for it. Legend states that Samuel Colt created the gun for an unknown hunter that used the Colt six times and whom the gun ultimately disappeared with. However, the gun may have been made for Samuel Colt himself or he later retrieved it as Samuel Colt owned the Colt in 1861.
 
In 1835, the famous gun maker and [[hunter]] [[Samuel Colt]] created the legendary gun that would become known as the Colt and [[Colt bullets|thirteen special bullets]] for it. Legend states that Samuel Colt created the gun for an unknown hunter that used the Colt six times and whom the gun ultimately disappeared with. However, the gun may have been made for Samuel Colt himself or he later retrieved it as Samuel Colt owned the Colt in 1861.
   
Over the following years, the Colt became considered by many to be a legend. [[Samuel Campbell]] knew of it, but thought it to only be a bedtime story that he would tell his daughter [[Mary Winchester|Mary]]. Even [[John Winchester]] would initially believe the Colt to be a mere legend. Variations of the legend existed about just what the Colt could kill. The most commonly known version said that the Colt could kill anything while the version told by Samuel Campbell contained the truth: that the Colt could kill all but five beings in existence.
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Over the following years, the Colt became considered by many to be a legend. [[Samuel Campbell]] knew of it but thought it to be a bedtime story, and one that he would tell his daughter [[Mary Winchester|Mary]]. Even [[John Winchester]] initially believed the Colt to be a mere legend. Variations of the legend existed about what the Colt could kill; the most commonly known version said that the Colt could kill anything, while the version told by Samuel Campbell contained the truth: the Colt could kill all but five beings in existence.
   
 
By 2005, the Colt ended up in the hands of hunter [[Daniel Elkins]] who possibly had it passed down to him by his ancestor [[Mr. Elkins]] who lived in Sunrise, Wyoming in 1861 when [[Dean Winchester]] used the Colt to kill [[Elias Finch|a]] [[phoenix]] and dropped it before returning to his own time. [[John Winchester]] is implied to have suspected Elkins of having the gun, having been searching for it in his efforts to kill the [[Prince of Hell]] [[Azazel]] in revenge for murdering [[Mary Winchester|his wife]] in 1983.
 
By 2005, the Colt ended up in the hands of hunter [[Daniel Elkins]] who possibly had it passed down to him by his ancestor [[Mr. Elkins]] who lived in Sunrise, Wyoming in 1861 when [[Dean Winchester]] used the Colt to kill [[Elias Finch|a]] [[phoenix]] and dropped it before returning to his own time. [[John Winchester]] is implied to have suspected Elkins of having the gun, having been searching for it in his efforts to kill the [[Prince of Hell]] [[Azazel]] in revenge for murdering [[Mary Winchester|his wife]] in 1983.
   
 
===[[Season 1]]===
 
===[[Season 1]]===
In ''[[Dead Man's Blood]]'', [[Daniel Elkins]], the current owner of the gun, is killed by [[Luther's nest]] who steal the Colt which Elkins attempted to use to defend himself without luck. From a letter sent by Elkins, [[John Winchester]] learns that Elkins had the Colt all along and teams up with his sons [[Sam]] and [[Dean]] to retrieve it. John eventually explains the legend of the Colt to them and his hope that it could be used to kill [[Azazel]], the demon who had murdered [[Mary Winchester|their mother]]. [[Battle for the Colt|A battle]] ensues between the Winchesters and the [[vampires]] over the Colt. At the end of the battle, John kills [[Luther]] with a headshot from the Colt, causing the surviving two vampires to flee.
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In ''[[Dead Man's Blood]]'', [[Daniel Elkins]], the current owner of the gun was killed by [[Luther's nest]], who stole the Colt which Elkins attempted to use to defend himself without luck. From a letter sent by Elkins, [[John Winchester]] learns that Elkins had the Colt all along and teams up with his sons [[Sam]] and [[Dean]] to retrieve it. John eventually explains the legend of the Colt to them and his hope that it could be used to kill [[Azazel]], the demon who had murdered [[Mary Winchester|their mother]]. [[Battle for the Colt|A battle]] ensues between the Winchesters and the [[vampires]] over the Colt. At the end of the battle, John kills [[Luther]] with a headshot from the Colt, causing the surviving two vampires to flee.
   
In ''[[Salvation]]'', the Winchesters and the [[demons]] fight for control over the Colt while the Winchesters attempted to use it to kill Azazel. [[Meg Masters (Demon)|Meg]] begins murdering the Winchesters friends in an attempt to force them to hand over the gun, but John tries to hand over a fake and gets captured. An attempt to kill Azazel in [[Rosie Holt]]'s nursery fails and results in the Winchesters wasting a bullet though they manage to save the Holt family.
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In ''[[Salvation]]'', the Winchesters and the [[demons]] fight for control over the Colt while the Winchesters attempted to use it to kill Azazel. [[Meg Masters (Demon)|Meg]] begins murdering the Winchesters' friends in an attempt to force them to hand over the gun, but John tries to hand over a fake and gets captured. An attempt to kill Azazel in [[Rosie Holt]]'s nursery fails and results in the Winchesters wasting a bullet, though they manage to save the Holt family.
   
 
In ''[[Devil's Trap]]'', Meg tracks the Winchesters to the house of [[Bobby Singer]] in an attempt to retrieve the Colt but is [[devil's trap (object)|trapped]] and [[exorcism|exorcised]]. From the dying [[Meg Masters]], the Winchesters learn the location of their father and launch a rescue mission. Though Sam wants Dean to leave the Colt behind, he takes it in secret and uses it to kill the demon [[Tom]] to save Sam.
 
In ''[[Devil's Trap]]'', Meg tracks the Winchesters to the house of [[Bobby Singer]] in an attempt to retrieve the Colt but is [[devil's trap (object)|trapped]] and [[exorcism|exorcised]]. From the dying [[Meg Masters]], the Winchesters learn the location of their father and launch a rescue mission. Though Sam wants Dean to leave the Colt behind, he takes it in secret and uses it to kill the demon [[Tom]] to save Sam.
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[[File:Dean shoots azazel.jpg|thumb|225px|Dean kills Azazel with the last of the original bullets.]]
 
[[File:Dean shoots azazel.jpg|thumb|225px|Dean kills Azazel with the last of the original bullets.]]
After retrieving the Colt, Dean realizes its still loaded and can be used to kill Azazel. In [[Battle of the Devil's Gate|the following battle]], Azazel quickly disarms Dean with [[telekinesis]], flings him against a tombstone and taunts him before preparing to kill Dean with the Colt. Before Azazel can fire, the [[ghost]] of John Winchester emerges from the Devil's Gate and pulls Azazel from [[Azazel's vessel|his vessel]], distracting him long enough for Dean to retrieve the Colt from the vessel's hand. When Azazel reenters his vessel, Dean shoots the [[Prince of Hell]] in the heart with the Colt, killing him. Afterwards, Dean tosses the empty Colt into [[the Impala]]'s trunk.
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After retrieving the Colt, Dean realizes it's still loaded and could be used to kill Azazel. In [[Battle of the Devil's Gate|the following battle]], Azazel quickly disarmed Dean with [[telekinesis]], flinging him against a tombstone and taunting him before preparing to kill Dean with the Colt. Before Azazel could fire, the [[ghost]] of John Winchester emerged from the Devil's Gate and pulled Azazel from [[Azazel's vessel|his vessel]], distracting him long enough for Dean to retrieve the Colt from the vessel's hand. When Azazel returned to his vessel, Dean shot the [[Prince of Hell]] in the heart with the Colt, killing him. Afterward, Dean tossed the empty Colt into [[the Impala]]'s trunk.
   
 
===[[Season 3]]===
 
===[[Season 3]]===
In ''[[Bad Day at Black Rock]]'', the Winchesters and [[Bobby Singer]] attempt to get the Colt working again without success. Bobby continues his work alone in ''[[Sin City]]'' and while testing the gun, is approached by [[Ruby]] who he shoots to no effect. Ruby is able to help Bobby [[Colt Bullet Creation Ritual|create]] [[Colt bullets|new bullets]] for the gun which [[Sam]] uses to kill the [[demons]] [[Casey]] and [[Gil|Father Gil]].
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In ''[[Bad Day at Black Rock]]'', the Winchesters and [[Bobby Singer]] attempt to get the Colt working again without success. Bobby continued his work alone in ''[[Sin City]]'' and was approached by [[Ruby]] while he tested the gun, shooting her to no effect. Ruby helped Bobby [[Colt Bullet Creation Ritual|create]] [[Colt bullets|new bullets]] for the gun, which [[Sam]] used to kill the [[demons]] [[Casey]] and [[Gil|Father Gil]].
   
At the end of ''[[Bedtime Stories]]'', Sam summons [[Dean's Crossroad Demon]] in an attempt to use the Colt to force her to break [[Dean]]'s deal. However, the demon reveals that she doesn't hold Dean's deal and killing her won't change anything. Despite this, Sam kills her with a headshot from the Colt. His actions are discovered by Dean in ''[[Red Sky at Morning]]'' when he notices a bullet missing from the Colt and confronts Sam about it.
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At the end of ''[[Bedtime Stories]]'', Sam summoned [[Dean's Crossroad Demon]] in an attempt to use the Colt to force her to break [[Dean]]'s deal. However, the demon revealed that she didn't hold Dean's deal and killing her wouldn't change anything. Despite this, Sam killed her with a headshot from the Colt. Dean discovered Sam's actions in ''[[Red Sky at Morning]]'' when he noticed a bullet was missing from the Colt and confronted Sam about it.
   
In ''[[Fresh Blood]]'', after [[Gordon Walker]] is changed into a [[vampire]], Dean decides to arm himself with the Colt rather than a machete. While hunting Gordon, Dean is forced to use the legendary gun to kill [[Gordon's Victim]], a young woman turned into a vampire by Gordon to lure them into a trap.
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In ''[[Fresh Blood]]'', after [[Gordon Walker]] was transformed into a [[vampire]], Dean decided to arm himself with the Colt instead of a machete. While hunting Gordon, Dean was forced to use the legendary gun to kill [[Gordon's Victim|Gordon's victim]], a young woman Gordon turned into a vampire to lure the Winchesters into a trap.
   
In ''[[Malleus Maleficarum]]'', Dean attempts to kill [[Ruby]] with the Colt when suddenly appears in the road in front of [[the Impala]]. However, Sam deflects the shot so the Colt simply fires into thin air. Later, after Dean is [[hex]]ed, Sam takes the Colt to confront the [[Book Club]] in order to force the demon hexing Dean to stop. After Sam determines that [[Tammi Fenton]] is the one possessed, he attempts to shoot her with the Colt. However, the demon, [[Astaroth]], is able to stop the bullet in mid-air with [[telekinesis]].
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In ''[[Malleus Maleficarum]]'', Dean attempted to kill [[Ruby]] with the Colt when suddenly appears in the road in front of [[the Impala]]. However, Sam deflected the shot so the Colt simply fired into thin air. Later, after Dean was [[hex]]ed, Sam took the Colt to confront the [[Book Club]] in order to force the demon hexing Dean to stop. After determining that [[Tammi Fenton]] was possessed by the demon, Sam shot at her with the Colt, but the demon, [[Astaroth]], [[telekinesis|telekinetically]] stopped the bullet in mid-air.
   
In ''[[Dream A Little Dream Of Me]]'', while the Winchesters are [[Dream Walking]] to deal with [[Jeremy Frost]], [[Bela Talbot]] steals the Colt from their safe, prompting a hunt for her. In ''[[Jus In Bello]]'', the Winchesters apparently catch up to Bela who in reality lured them into a trap with the FBI so that she could escape with the Colt. During the [[Sheriff's Station Siege]], Ruby is angered to learn that the Colt is gone and suggests that they will have to use [[Virgin Sacrifice Spell|a spell]] instead to kill [[Siege Demons|the attacking demons]].
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In ''[[Dream A Little Dream Of Me]]'', while the Winchesters were [[Dream Walking]] to deal with [[Jeremy Frost]], [[Bela Talbot]] stole the Colt from their safe, prompting a hunt for her. In ''[[Jus In Bello]]'', the Winchesters apparently catch up to Bela who in reality lured them into a trap with the FBI so that she could escape with the Colt. During the [[Sheriff's Station Siege]], Ruby was angered to learn that the Colt was missing and suggested that they would instead have to use [[Virgin Sacrifice Spell|a spell]] to kill [[Siege Demons|the attacking demons]].
   
In ''[[Time Is On My Side]]'', Dean finally catches up with Bela with the help of [[Rufus Turner]], but she claims to have already sold the Colt. At the end of the episode, as Bela's deal comes due, she reveals she bartered the Colt to [[Lilith]] in an attempt to break her deal, but Lilith demanded the deaths of the Winchesters as well.
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In ''[[Time Is On My Side]]'', Dean finally catches up with Bela with the help of [[Rufus Turner]], but she claimed to have already sold the Colt. At the end of the episode, as Bela's deal came due, she revealed she bartered the Colt to [[Lilith]] in an attempt to break her deal, but Lilith demanded the deaths of the Winchesters as well.
   
 
===[[Season 4]]===
 
===[[Season 4]]===
During ''[[In The Beginning]]'', after being sent back in time to 1973, [[Dean]] learns that the [[Prince of Hell]] [[Azazel]] is making deals with people. Dean tells [[Samuel Campbell]] that he intends to use the Colt to kill Azazel in 1973, causing Samuel to show a disbelief in the legendary gun's existence, telling Dean that its just a bedtime story he used to tell [[Mary Winchester|his daughter]]. Despite this, Dean tracks the Colt down at [[Daniel Elkins]] place and convinces him to part with the gun.
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During ''[[In The Beginning]]'', after being sent back in time to 1973, [[Dean]] learned that the [[Prince of Hell]] [[Azazel]] was making deals with people. Dean tells [[Samuel Campbell]] that he intended to use the Colt to kill Azazel in 1973, causing Samuel to show disbelief in the legendary gun's existence and tell Dean that it was just a bedtime story he would tell to [[Mary Winchester|his daughter]]. Despite this, Dean tracked the Colt down at [[Daniel Elkins]]' place and convinced him to part with the gun.
   
While at [[Liddy Walsh]]'s home, Dean attempts to kill Azazel with the Colt, but fails. Dean later struggles to reach it while Azazel is possessing Samuel as does [[Deanna Campbell]], both with no success. As Mary makes the deal with Azazel, Dean arrives and takes aim with the Colt, but Azazel vacates Samuel's body before he can fire.
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While at [[Liddy Walsh]]'s home, Dean tried and failed to kill Azazel with the Colt. Dean later struggled to reach it while Azazel was possessing Samuel, as did [[Deanna Campbell]], both with no success. As Mary made the deal with Azazel, Dean arrived and took aim with the Colt, but Azazel vacated Samuel's body before Dean could fire.
   
 
===[[Season 5]]===
 
===[[Season 5]]===
At the end of ''[[Sympathy for the Devil]]'', [[Sam]] suggests that he and [[Dean]] should look for the Colt as a possible way of killing [[Lucifer]]. In [[Alternate Universe (The End)|the alternate future]] of ''[[The End]]'', [[Dean Winchester (The End)|the future Dean]] locates the Colt and leads a mission with it to kill [[Lucifer (The End)|Lucifer]]. However, the future Dean is killed by Lucifer and the mission fails.
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At the end of ''[[Sympathy for the Devil]]'', [[Sam]] suggested that he and [[Dean]] should look for the Colt as a possible way of killing [[Lucifer]]. In [[Alternate Universe (The End)|the alternate future]] of ''[[The End]]'', [[Dean Winchester (The End)|the future Dean]] located the Colt and lead a mission with it to kill [[Lucifer (The End)|Lucifer]]. However, the future Dean was killed by Lucifer and the mission failed.
   
 
[[File:CrowlColt1.jpg|thumb|225px|Crowley obtained the Colt from Bela.]]
 
[[File:CrowlColt1.jpg|thumb|225px|Crowley obtained the Colt from Bela.]]
At the end of ''[[The Real Ghostbusters]]'', [[Becky Rosen]] reveals that in [[Supernatural (books)|the book version]] of ''[[Time Is On My Side]]'', [[Bela Talbot]] gave the Colt to a [[demon]] named [[Crowley]] instead of [[Lilith]] as she had claimed. In ''[[Abandon All Hope...]]'', Sam and Dean attempt to steal the Colt from Crowley who uses the gun to kill [[Crowley's Mansion Guards|two of his own demons]] and reveals that he wants the Winchesters to use it to kill Lucifer.
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At the end of ''[[The Real Ghostbusters]]'', [[Becky Rosen]] revealed that in [[Supernatural (books)|the book version]] of ''[[Time Is On My Side]]'', [[Bela Talbot]] gave the Colt to a [[demon]] named [[Crowley]] instead of to [[Lilith]], as Bela had claimed. In ''[[Abandon All Hope...]]'', Sam and Dean attempted to steal the Colt from Crowley, who used the gun to kill [[Crowley's Mansion Guards|two of his own demons]] and revealed that he wanted the Winchesters to use it to kill Lucifer.
   
In Carthage, Missouri, when confronted with [[Meg Masters (Demon)|Meg]] and several [[hellhounds]], Dean uses the gun to threaten the demon before ultimately shooting a hellhound with the Colt, killing it. After the sacrifices of [[Ellen Harvelle|Ellen]] and [[Jo Harvelle]] take care of the hellhound pack, Sam and Dean make their move on Lucifer. While Sam distracts Lucifer, Dean shoots the [[archangel]] through the head with the Colt at point-blank range, apparently killing him. However, Lucifer rises again and reveals that he is one of only five beings in all of [[Creation]] that the Colt can't kill. He knocks Dean unconscious against a tree and the Colt is last seen dropped next to Dean before he and Sam are rescued by [[Castiel]].
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In Carthage, Missouri, when confronted by [[Meg Masters (Demon)|Meg]] and several [[hellhounds]], Dean used the gun to threaten the demon before ultimately shooting a hellhound with the Colt, killing it. After the sacrifices of [[Ellen Harvelle|Ellen]] and [[Jo Harvelle]] took care of the hellhound pack, Sam and Dean made their move on Lucifer. While Sam distracted Lucifer, Dean shot the [[archangel]] through the head with the Colt at point-blank range, apparently killing him. However, Lucifer rose again and revealed that he was one of only five beings in all of [[Creation]] that the Colt couldn't kill. He knocked Dean unconscious against a tree and the Colt was last seen dropped next to Dean before he and Sam were rescued by [[Castiel]].
   
 
===[[Season 6]]===
 
===[[Season 6]]===
In ''[[Frontierland]]'', while looking for information on how to kill [[Eve]], [[Dean]] discovers from [[Samuel Colt's Journal]] that he killed a [[phoenix]] in Sunrise, Wyoming in 1861. With [[phoenix ash]] being Eve's only weakness, the Winchesters have [[Castiel]] send them back in time to 1861 to retrieve the ashes after Samuel Colt kills the phoenix.
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In ''[[Frontierland]]'', while looking for information on how to kill [[Eve]], [[Dean]] discovered from [[Samuel Colt's Journal]] that he killed a [[phoenix]] in Sunrise, Wyoming in 1861. With [[phoenix ash]] being Eve's only weakness, the Winchesters had [[Castiel]] send them back in time to 1861 to retrieve the ashes after Samuel Colt killed the phoenix.
   
In 1861, Sam tracks down Samuel Colt shortly after he uses the Colt to kill [[Cowboy Demons|two demons]]. Though Samuel Colt refuses to help fight the phoenix, Sam manages to convince him to lend Sam the Colt which he gives to Dean. During a duel with [[Elias Finch]], the phoenix, Dean wields the Colt, killing Finch with a shot to the heart while Finch's shot misses Dean entirely. Dean drops the Colt as he rushes to retrieve the phoenix ash and its last seen on the ground where Dean dropped it.
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In 1861, Sam tracked down Samuel Colt shortly after he used the Colt to kill [[Cowboy Demons|two demons]]. Though Samuel Colt refused to help fight the phoenix, Sam managed to convince him to lend the Colt to Sam, who then gave it to Dean. Dean wielded the Colt during his duel with the phoenix [[Elias Finch]], killing Finch with a shot to the heart while Finch's shot missed Dean entirely, and Dean dropped the Colt on the ground and rushed to retrieve the phoenix ash.
   
 
===[[Season 12]]===
 
===[[Season 12]]===
In a flashback to after [[the Apocalypse]] in ''[[Stuck in the Middle (With You)]]'', [[Crowley]] offers the Colt to the [[Prince of Hell]] [[Ramiel]] while trying to convince Ramiel to become the new [[Ruler of Hell|King of Hell]]. Ramiel is shocked to see the Colt and wonders where Crowley got the legendary gun, Crowley remarks on things people just leave laying around. Though Ramiel accepts the Colt and the [[Lance of Michael]], he refuses the throne of Hell and bestows it to Crowley.
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In a flashback to after [[the Apocalypse]] in ''[[Stuck in the Middle (With You)]]'', [[Crowley]] offered the Colt to the [[Prince of Hell]] [[Ramiel]] while trying to convince Ramiel to become the new [[Ruler of Hell|King of Hell]]. Ramiel was shocked to see the Colt and wondered where Crowley got the legendary gun, and Crowley remarked on "things people just leave lying around.Though Ramiel accepted the Colt and the [[Lance of Michael]], he refused the throne of Hell and bestowed it to Crowley.
   
In the present of the episode, [[Mary Winchester]] leads a mission to steal the Colt for the [[British Men of Letters]] under the guise of dealing with a misbehaving [[demon]]. Though Mary succeeds in stealing the Colt, the Winchesters and their allies are unprepared to face a Prince of Hell, leading to [[Castiel]] being fatally poisoned by the Lance of Michael. Ramiel relentlessly pursues the Winchesters, angered that they stole from him and offering them their lives if they return his property to him. The Winchesters manage to kill Ramiel with the Lance of Michael and Mary hands the Colt over to [[Arthur Ketch]], commenting that [[Samuel Campbell|her father]] had told her stories about the gun and how there are only five things it can't kill. At the same time, [[Crowley]] desperately searches Ramiel's house for the Colt without success.
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In the part of the episode taking place in the present, [[Mary Winchester]] led a mission to steal the Colt for the [[British Men of Letters]] under the guise of dealing with a misbehaving [[demon]]. Though Mary succeeded in stealing the Colt, the Winchesters and their allies were unprepared to face a Prince of Hell, leading to [[Castiel]] being fatally poisoned by the Lance of Michael. Ramiel relentlessly pursued the Winchesters, angered that they stole from him and offering them their lives if they returned his property to him. The Winchesters managed to kill Ramiel with the Lance of Michael, and Mary handed the Colt over to [[Arthur Ketch]], commenting that [[Samuel Campbell|her father]] had told her stories about the gun and how there are only five things it couldn't kill. At the same time, [[Crowley]] desperately searched Ramiel's house for the Colt without success.
   
In ''[[The Raid]]'', after learning that the [[Alpha Vampire]] is leading [[Raid on the British Men of Letters compound|an attack]] on the [[British Men of Letters compound]] personally, Sam asks if the British Men of Letters have anything stronger than the [[Anti-Vampire Device|AVD]]. This prompts Mary to have [[Mick Davies]] bring out the Colt, the strongest weapon the British Men of Letters possess. Sam is shocked to see the legendary gun once again, forcing Mary to admit that she stole it from Ramiel. However, the British Men of Letters have no bullets for the gun. Sam provides Mick with [[Bobby Singer]]'s [[Colt Bullet Creation Ritual|ritual]] to create more before leaving to get the AVD.
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In ''[[The Raid]]'', after learning that the [[Alpha Vampire]] was personally leading [[Raid on the British Men of Letters compound|an attack]] on the [[British Men of Letters compound]], Sam asked if the British Men of Letters had anything stronger than the [[Anti-Vampire Device|AVD]]. This prompted Mary to have [[Mick Davies]] bring out the Colt, the strongest weapon the British Men of Letters possessed. Sam was shocked to see the legendary gun once again, forcing Mary to admit that she stole it from Ramiel. However, the British Men of Letters had no bullets for the gun. Sam provided Mick with [[Bobby Singer]]'s [[Colt Bullet Creation Ritual|ritual]] to create more [[Colt bullets]] before leaving to get the AVD.
   
Moments after creating new [[Colt bullets]], the Alpha Vampire invades the command room, aided by rogue [[hunter]] [[Pierce Moncrieff]]. Mick quickly hides the Colt and palms the new bullets so that the Alpha Vampire doesn't see them. When Sam and Mary arrive, Sam quickly grabs the empty gun and threatens the Alpha Vampire with it. Though impressed that Sam has the Colt, the Alpha Vampire claims to be one of the five things the gun can't kill. Sam sees through the bluff, pointing out that the Alpha Vampire would've already attacked if that was true. Sam uses the threat of the Colt to negotiate with the Alpha Vampire to let himself and Mary go in exchange for allowing him to have the British Men of Letters.
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Moments after creating new bullets, the Alpha Vampire invaded the command room, aided by rogue [[hunter]] [[Pierce Moncrieff]]. Mick quickly hid the Colt and palmed the new bullets so that the Alpha Vampire didn't see them. When Sam and Mary arrived, Sam quickly grabbed the empty gun and threatened the Alpha Vampire with it. Though impressed that Sam had the Colt, the Alpha Vampire claimed to be one of the five things the gun couldn't kill. Sam saw through the bluff, stating the Alpha Vampire would've already attacked if that was true. Sam used the threat of the Colt to negotiate with the Alpha Vampire to let himself and Mary go in exchange for allowing him to have the British Men of Letters.
   
An apparently enraged Mick attacks Sam, but in reality slips him a bullet for the Colt while Mary distracts the Alpha Vampire long enough for Sam to load the gun. After throwing off Mary's attack, the Alpha Vampire calls Sam's bluff with the unloaded gun only to have Sam reveal how he just loaded it with Mick and Mary's help. Sam shoots the Alpha Vampire through the head with the Colt, killing him.
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Seemingly enraged by Sam's offer, Mick appeared to attack Sam; in reality, Mick slipped one of the bullets to Sam while Mary distracted the Alpha Vampire long enough for Sam to load the gun. After throwing off Mary's attack, the Alpha Vampire called Sam's bluff about the unloaded gun, only for Sam to reveal how he loaded it with Mick and Mary's help. Sam shot the Alpha Vampire through the head with the Colt, killing him.
   
In ''[[The British Invasion]]'', Mick provides the Winchesters with the Colt to face off against [[Dagon]], stating that he will want it back afterwards. In the confrontation that follows, [[Eileen Leahy]] attempts to kill Dagon with the Colt, but misses when Dagon [[teleportation|teleports away]], causing the shot to kill [[Renny Rawlings]] instead. After the Winchesters succeed in talking Mick down, Eileen leaves with the Colt and returns it to the Winchesters before she leaves for Ireland.
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In ''[[The British Invasion]]'', Mick provided the Winchesters with the Colt to face off against [[Dagon]], stating that he would want it back afterward. In the confrontation that followed, [[Eileen Leahy]] attempted to kill Dagon with the Colt but missed when Dagon [[teleportation|teleported away]], causing the shot to kill [[Renny Rawlings]] instead. After the Winchesters succeeded in talking Mick down, Eileen left with the Colt and returned it to the Winchesters before she left for Ireland.
   
In ''[[The Memory Remains]]'', Dean brings the Colt with him on a hunt while Arthur Ketch and two of his men search the [[Men of Letters bunker]], particularly for the Colt. During the hunt, the Colt is stolen from Dean by [[Pete Garfinkle]] who tries to kill [[Barrett Bishop Jr.]] with it before Pete is killed by Sam. At the end of the hunt, Sam uses the Colt to kill the [[deities|pagan god]] [[Moloch]].
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In ''[[The Memory Remains]]'', Dean brought the Colt with him on a hunt while Arthur Ketch and two of his men searched the [[Men of Letters bunker]], particularly for the Colt. During the hunt, the Colt was stolen from Dean by [[Pete Garfinkle]], who tried to kill [[Barrett Bishop Jr.]] with it before Sam killed Pete. At the end of the hunt, Sam used the Colt to kill the [[deities|pagan god]] [[Moloch]].
   
In ''[[The Future]]'', the Colt is stolen by [[Castiel]] in his and the [[angels]] efforts to kill Dagon and [[Kelly Kline]] before [[Jack Kline (Nephilim)|her Nephilim child]] can be born. When Castiel steals the Colt, there are only two bullets in the chamber and he was unable to ask for more. In the angels' skirmish with Dagon, Castiel gets off a shot, but misses the Prince of Hell. While Dagon is distracted with [[Hozai]], Castiel attempts to shoot her but is stopped by [[Kelvin]] in favor of going after Kelly. He is able to find Kelly, but can't bring himself to shoot her. When the Winchesters arrive at Castiel's motel room, Castiel draws the Colt, fearing that they are Dagon. An annoyed Dean comments on Castiel stealing the Colt and takes it back from him.
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In ''[[The Future]]'', the Colt was stolen by [[Castiel]] in his and the [[angels]]' efforts to kill Dagon and [[Kelly Kline]] before [[Jack Kline (Nephilim)|her Nephilim child]] could be born. When Castiel stole the Colt, there were only two bullets in the chamber and he was unable to ask for more. In the angels' skirmish with Dagon, Castiel fired one shot but missed the Prince of Hell. Castiel attempted to shoot Dagon while she was distracted with [[Hozai]], but [[Kelvin]] stopped Castiel in favor of going after Kelly, whom they found, but Castiel couldn't bring himself to shoot her. When the Winchesters arrived at Castiel's motel room, Castiel drew out the Colt, fearing that they were Dagon. An annoyed Dean comments on Castiel stealing the Colt and took it back from him.
   
 
[[File:TheColtdestroyed.jpg|thumb|225px|The Colt is destroyed.]]
 
[[File:TheColtdestroyed.jpg|thumb|225px|The Colt is destroyed.]]
During the [[Skirmish at the Heavenly Portal]], Dean attempts to shoot Dagon with the Colt, only to have her teleport out of the way. Dagon disarms Dean and decides to take the Colt "off the board" by [[thermokinesis|heating it up]] to the point that the barrel glows red hot and falls off.
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During the [[Skirmish at the Heavenly Portal]], Dean shot at Dagon with the Colt but missed when she teleported out of the way. Dagon disarmed Dean and took the Colt, deciding to take it "off the board" by [[thermokinesis|heating it up]] to the point that the barrel glowed red hot and melted off.
   
In ''[[Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes]]'', Sam examines the badly damaged pieces of the Colt in the Men of Letters bunker and admits that he doesn't know if he can fix it or not.
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In ''[[Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes]]'', Sam examined the badly damaged pieces of the Colt in the Men of Letters bunker and admitted that he didn't know whether he could fix it.
   
 
===[[Season 15]]===
 
===[[Season 15]]===
In ''[[Proverbs 17:3]]'', in Sam's nightmare, Dean shoots a [[Lucifer]]-possessed Sam through the head with the Colt, apparently killing him. Lucifer heals the injury and then [[pyrokinesis|burns]] Dean to death.
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In Sam's nightmare in ''[[Proverbs 17:3]]'', Dean shot a [[Lucifer]]-possessed Sam through the head with the Colt, apparently killing him. However, Lucifer stands and heals the injury, proceeding to mock Dean about them having gone through this once before and then [[pyrokinesis|burning]] Dean to death.
   
 
==Known Owners and Users==
 
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==Usage==
 
==Usage==
 
{{Quote|They made [[Colt bullets|the bullets]] special for this Colt. (...) Without 'em, this gun is useless.|[[John Winchester]]|''[[Salvation]]''}}
 
{{Quote|They made [[Colt bullets|the bullets]] special for this Colt. (...) Without 'em, this gun is useless.|[[John Winchester]]|''[[Salvation]]''}}
 
 
[[File:SPN 0623.jpg|thumb|left|225px|[[Colt bullets|The original bullets]] of the Colt are engraved with numbers]]
 
[[File:SPN 0623.jpg|thumb|left|225px|[[Colt bullets|The original bullets]] of the Colt are engraved with numbers]]
The Colt's [[Colt bullets|original thirteen bullets]] could kill almost anything; there were only five things in all of creation (including [[Lucifer]]) that couldn't be killed by the revolver.
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The Colt's [[Colt bullets|original thirteen bullets]] could kill almost anything; there were only five things in all of creation (including [[Lucifer]]) that couldn't be killed with the revolver.
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The barrel of the gun acted as a key to unlock a [[Devil's Gate]], as shown in the episode ''[[All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2]]''.
   
After using all the bullets, [[Ruby]] helped [[Bobby]] [[Colt Bullet Creation Ritual|make other bullets]] that can kill supernatural monsters. Also, its barrel acted as a key to unlock a [[Devil's Gate]], as seen in the episode ''[[All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2]]''.
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After using all of the original bullets, [[Ruby]] helped [[Bobby]] [[Colt Bullet Creation Ritual|make more bullets]] for the gun.
   
The following denotes the known uses of the Colt with the original "Samuel Colt" bullets shown in the color grey:
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The following table denotes the known uses of the Colt, with the original "Samuel Colt" bullets shown in grey:
 
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|Sam Winchester
 
|Sam Winchester
 
|To remove Azazel from [[John Winchester]]
 
|To remove Azazel from [[John Winchester]]
|Wounded John in the leg;<br />Azazel depossessed John
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|Wounded John in the leg;<br />Azazel leaves John's body
 
|''[[Devil's Trap]]''
 
|''[[Devil's Trap]]''
 
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|<nowiki>#</nowiki>15 and 16
 
|Sam Winchester
 
|Sam Winchester
|To kill the demon Father Gil and [[Casey]].
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|To kill the demons Father Gil and [[Casey]].
 
|Kill
 
|Kill
 
|''[[Sin City]]''
 
|''[[Sin City]]''
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|[[Crowley]]
 
|[[Crowley]]
 
|To kill [[Crowley's Mansion Guards|two demons]]
 
|To kill [[Crowley's Mansion Guards|two demons]]
|Hit, both demons killed
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|Hit; both demons killed
 
|''[[Abandon All Hope...]]''
 
|''[[Abandon All Hope...]]''
 
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|Dean Winchester
 
|Dean Winchester
 
|To kill [[Lucifer]]
 
|To kill [[Lucifer]]
|Shot in the head, survived
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|Shot in the head but survived
 
|''[[Abandon All Hope...]]''
 
|''[[Abandon All Hope...]]''
 
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|[[Eileen Leahy]]
 
|[[Eileen Leahy]]
 
|To kill [[Dagon]]
 
|To kill [[Dagon]]
|Missed, accidentally killed [[Renny Rawlings]]
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|Missed; accidentally killed [[Renny Rawlings]]
 
|''[[The British Invasion]]''
 
|''[[The British Invasion]]''
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The Colt is similar to a gun in the Hellblazer comics called [http://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Ace_of_Winchesters The Ace of Winchesters] which has the power to kill demons.
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*The Colt is similar to a gun in the Hellblazer comics called [http://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Ace_of_Winchesters The Ace of Winchesters], which has the power to kill demons.
*The props department of the show has a rubber version to be used in fight scenes for pistol whipping.
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*The props department of the show has a rubber version of the gun to be used in fight scenes for pistol-whipping.
 
*The design of the Colt appears to be a stylized [[wikipedia:Colt Paterson|Colt Paterson]] black powder revolver, patented by Samuel Colt in 1836. The Colt Paterson, however, was designed to use musket balls, having been designed and patented prior to the invention of conical-shaped bullets.
 
*The design of the Colt appears to be a stylized [[wikipedia:Colt Paterson|Colt Paterson]] black powder revolver, patented by Samuel Colt in 1836. The Colt Paterson, however, was designed to use musket balls, having been designed and patented prior to the invention of conical-shaped bullets.
 
*The Colt has appeared at least once in every season from [[Season 1]] to [[Season 6]].
 
*The Colt has appeared at least once in every season from [[Season 1]] to [[Season 6]].
*Lucifer mentions that there's five things in creation that the Colt can't kill, and only he so far has been confirmed to be one of them. In ''[[The Raid]]'', the [[Alpha Vampire]] claims to be another, but [[Sam Winchester]] quickly sees through this lie as the Alpha Vampire hasn't attacked him yet. The Alpha Vampire's claim is proven to be false when Sam kills him with the Colt.
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*Lucifer mentioned that there were only five things in creation that the Colt couldn't kill, and only he so far has been confirmed to be one of them. In ''[[The Raid]]'', the [[Alpha Vampire]] claimed to be another of these five beings, but [[Sam Winchester]] quickly saw through this lieas the Alpha Vampire hadn't attacked him yet. The Alpha Vampire's claim was proven to be false when Sam killed him with the Colt.
*While the Winchesters didn't know about the limitation on the Colt's ability to kill, [[Mary Winchester]], who heard it from [[Samuel Campbell|her father]], the [[British Men of Letters]] and the [[Alpha Vampire]] all knew.
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*While the Winchester brothers didn't know about the limitation on the Colt's ability to kill, [[Mary Winchester]] (who heard it from [[Samuel Campbell|her father]]), the [[British Men of Letters]], and the [[Alpha Vampire]] all knew this fact.
*[[Sam Winchester|Sam]] and [[Dean Winchester|Dean]] Winchester have killed the most creatures on-screen with the Colt, each with 5. Dean killed [[Elias Finch]], [[Tom]], [[Azazel]], [[Gordon's Victim]], and a member of [[Meg's Hellhound Pack]] with the Colt. Sam killed [[Dean's Crossroad Demon]], [[Casey]], [[Gil|Father Gil]], the [[Alpha Vampire]], and [[Moloch]].
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*[[Sam Winchester|Sam]] and [[Dean Winchester|Dean]] Winchester have killed the most creatures on-screen with the Colt, each having killed five monsters with it. Dean used it to kill [[Elias Finch]], [[Tom]], [[Azazel]], [[Gordon's Victim]], and a member of [[Meg's Hellhound Pack]], and Sam used it to kill [[Dean's Crossroad Demon]], [[Casey]], [[Gil|Father Gil]], the [[Alpha Vampire]], and [[Moloch]].
*The fate of the Colt was unknown until ''[[Stuck in the Middle (With You)]]'', where it is revealed that Crowley gave it to [[Ramiel]] between the events of ''[[Swan Song]]'' and ''[[Exile on Main Street]]''. It was in the Winchester's possession after [[Eileen Leahy]] missed Dagon before Dagon severely damaged it in ''[[The Future]]''.
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*The fate of the Colt was unknown until ''[[Stuck in the Middle (With You)]]'', where it was revealed that Crowley gave it to [[Ramiel]] between the events of ''[[Swan Song]]'' and ''[[Exile on Main Street]]''. It was in the Winchester's possession after [[Eileen Leahy]] missed Dagon with a shot from the gun before Dagon severely damaged it in ''[[The Future]]''.
*In ''[[The Raid]]'', the [[Colt Bullet Creation Ritual|ritual]] for creating the Colt's [[Colt bullets|new bullets]] is revealed.
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*The [[Colt Bullet Creation Ritual|ritual]] for creating the Colt's [[Colt bullets|new bullets]] was revealed in ''[[The Raid]]''.
*The Colt has had a role in the deaths of two [[Big Bad]]s: Dean used it to kill [[Azazel]] and later to kill [[Elias Finch|a Phoenix]] whose [[Phoenix ash|ashes]] he needed to kill [[Eve]].
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*The Colt had a role in the deaths of two [[Big Bad]]s, first when Dean used it to kill [[Azazel]], and later when Dean used it to kill [[Elias Finch|a Phoenix]], whose [[Phoenix ash|ashes]] he needed to kill [[Eve]].
*In its Season Twelve return, The Colt was used to kill the same type of monster it was first used against in Season One and later in Season Three: a Vampire.
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*In its return in Season 12, the Colt was used to kill the same type of monster it was first used against on-screen in Season One and again in Season Three: a vampire.
*In ''[[The Future]]'', Dean reveals that he sleeps with the Colt under his pillow.
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*In ''[[The Future]]'', Dean revealed that he sleeps with the Colt under his pillow.
*The Colt has been used on two [[Princes of Hell]], [[Azazel]] and [[Dagon]] and has missed both of them, though Azazel was eventually killed by the gun. Dagon suffered three failed attempts to kill her with the Colt, though only two shots were ever fired at her.
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*The Colt was used on two [[Princes of Hell]]--[[Azazel]] and [[Dagon]]--and both have dodged bullets from the gun, though Azazel was eventually killed by the gun. Dagon managed to evade three attempts on her life that involved killing her with the Colt, though the Colt was only used to fire at her twice.
*[[Asmodeus]] is the only [[Prince of Hell]] who was not in some way connected to the Colt. [[Azazel]] and [[Ramiel]] owned it briefly and Azazel was killed by it while [[Dagon]] had three attempts made to kill her with the gun, and destroyed it.
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*[[Asmodeus]] was the only [[Prince of Hell]] who wasn't connected to the Colt in some way. Both [[Azazel]] and [[Ramiel]] owned it briefly, and it was used to kill Azazel, while the Colt was used three times in an attempt to kill [[Dagon]], who later destroyed the gun.
*The Winchesters and Castiel had two missed chances where the Colt could've killed [[Dagon]] but they missed the chance in ''[[The Future]]'': when Dagon is busy with [[Hozai]], Castiel takes aim at her and has a chance to kill Dagon while she is distracted. However, he is stopped by [[Kelvin]] in favor of going after [[Kelly Kline]] since they only have [[Colt bullets|one bullet]] left. Later, during the [[Skirmish at the Heavenly Portal]], if Sam had shot Dagon with the Colt instead of [[Taurus Model 99|his regular gun]] as she prepared to kill Castiel, he could've killed her. Instead, by the time Dean emerged with the Colt, Dagon was prepared to stop the attempt.
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*The Winchesters and Castiel missed two chances to kill [[Dagon]] with the Colt. The first chance was in ''[[The Future]]'', while Dagon was distracted by [[Hozai]] and Castiel aimed the gun at her but was stopped by [[Kelvin]] in favor of going after [[Kelly Kline]], since they only had [[Colt bullets|one bullet]] left. The second chance was during the [[Skirmish at the Heavenly Portal]], where Sam shot at Dagon with [[Taurus Model 99|his regular gun]] instead of using the Colt, and by the time Dean emerged with the Colt, Dagon was prepared to stop the attempt.
*[[John Winchester]] was the first person to use the Colt on-screen, the first to kill a vampire, as well as the first to make an on-screen kill with the weapon, and was also the first to use one of the thirteen original bullets.
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*[[John Winchester]] was the first person to use the Colt on-screen, the first to kill a vampire on-screen, the first to make an on-screen kill with the Colt, and the first to use one of the thirteen original bullets on-screen.
*When a fan asked Jensen what four things The Colt couldn't kill besides Lucifer, Jensen said "God, Amara, and the Winchester Brothers."
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*When a fan asked Jensen Ackles what four things the Colt couldn't kill besides Lucifer, Ackles said "God, Amara, and the Winchester Brothers."
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

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They say this gun can kill anything.

The Colt was a supernatural revolver created by the hunter Samuel Colt. John Winchester had been searching for it for many years. According to legend, anything shot by this gun, using one of its thirteen original bullets, would die, including supernatural creatures normally immune to any and all weapons. On several occasions, it was in the possession of Sam and Dean Winchester, who used it to kill demons, including their leader, the Prince of Hell Azazel, vampires, including their Alpha, and a phoenix through time travel. It was severely damaged by the Prince of Hell Dagon after three failed attempts to kill her with it. It is unknown if it can be repaired.

Physical Appearance

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The Latin inscription: "I will fear no evil"

The gun used in the series is actually a replica Colt Paterson 1836 ball and cap gun modified to fire metallic cartridges. On the barrel of the gun is inscribed a Latin quote from Psalm XXIII:4, "non timebo mala", meaning "I will fear no evil."

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The Pentagram on the handle of the gun

On the handle is a carving of a pentagram, with much of the finish removed to give it an aged appearance. It originally came with 13 bullets - eight were used before the Winchesters obtained it, and they used the other five. It then no longer worked. However, Bobby Singer and the demon Ruby managed to make more bullets for it.

Powers and Abilities

The Colt was one of the most powerful weapons the Winchesters ever encountered. It could kill demons, monsters, and gods and harm archangels.

Killing

  • Deities - As seen with the god Moloch, deities were vulnerable to and could be killed by the Colt.[1]
  • Demons - The Colt proved capable of killing various types of demons, from the most basic to some of the most powerful.
    • Crossroads Demons - Like black-eyed demons, crossroads demons could also be killed by the Colt.[2]
    • Princes of Hell - It could kill higher-ranking demons such as Princes of Hell, although it appeared to take longer, as seen with Azazel, who took several more seconds to die than an average demon.[3][4]
  • Hellhounds - Hellhounds could be killed by the Colt. [5]
  • Vampires - Vampires could be effectively killed with the Colt.
    • Alpha Vampire - Although much stronger than the average vampire, the Alpha Vampire was killed by the Colt.[6]

Harming

  • Archangels - While the Colt could not kill an archangel, it could temporarily harm and knock one unconscious. [7]

History

Background

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The creation of the gun.

Back in 1835, when Halley's Comet was overhead, the same night those men died at the Alamo, they say Samuel Colt made a gun... a special gun. He made it for a hunter -- a man like us, only on horseback. The story goes he made 13 bullets. This hunter used the gun a half dozen times before he disappeared, the gun along with him. Somehow, Daniel got his hands on it. They say -- they say this gun can kill anything.
John Winchester tells the legend of the Colt

In 1835, the famous gun maker and hunter Samuel Colt created the legendary gun that would become known as the Colt and thirteen special bullets for it. Legend states that Samuel Colt created the gun for an unknown hunter that used the Colt six times and whom the gun ultimately disappeared with. However, the gun may have been made for Samuel Colt himself or he later retrieved it as Samuel Colt owned the Colt in 1861.

Over the following years, the Colt became considered by many to be a legend. Samuel Campbell knew of it but thought it to be a bedtime story, and one that he would tell his daughter Mary. Even John Winchester initially believed the Colt to be a mere legend. Variations of the legend existed about what the Colt could kill; the most commonly known version said that the Colt could kill anything, while the version told by Samuel Campbell contained the truth: the Colt could kill all but five beings in existence.

By 2005, the Colt ended up in the hands of hunter Daniel Elkins who possibly had it passed down to him by his ancestor Mr. Elkins who lived in Sunrise, Wyoming in 1861 when Dean Winchester used the Colt to kill a phoenix and dropped it before returning to his own time. John Winchester is implied to have suspected Elkins of having the gun, having been searching for it in his efforts to kill the Prince of Hell Azazel in revenge for murdering his wife in 1983.

Season 1

In Dead Man's Blood, Daniel Elkins, the current owner of the gun was killed by Luther's nest, who stole the Colt which Elkins attempted to use to defend himself without luck. From a letter sent by Elkins, John Winchester learns that Elkins had the Colt all along and teams up with his sons Sam and Dean to retrieve it. John eventually explains the legend of the Colt to them and his hope that it could be used to kill Azazel, the demon who had murdered their mother. A battle ensues between the Winchesters and the vampires over the Colt. At the end of the battle, John kills Luther with a headshot from the Colt, causing the surviving two vampires to flee.

In Salvation, the Winchesters and the demons fight for control over the Colt while the Winchesters attempted to use it to kill Azazel. Meg begins murdering the Winchesters' friends in an attempt to force them to hand over the gun, but John tries to hand over a fake and gets captured. An attempt to kill Azazel in Rosie Holt's nursery fails and results in the Winchesters wasting a bullet, though they manage to save the Holt family.

In Devil's Trap, Meg tracks the Winchesters to the house of Bobby Singer in an attempt to retrieve the Colt but is trapped and exorcised. From the dying Meg Masters, the Winchesters learn the location of their father and launch a rescue mission. Though Sam wants Dean to leave the Colt behind, he takes it in secret and uses it to kill the demon Tom to save Sam.

Later, during the Standoff at the Cabin, Azazel, possessing John, tries to trick Sam and Dean into handing over the gun, but Dean sees through the trick. During the confrontation that follows, Sam manages to break free and shoot John and Azazel in the leg with the Colt. Though John orders Sam to shoot him in the heart to kill both John and Azazel, Sam hesitates too long and Azazel flees before Sam can fire, leaving the Winchesters all injured, Azazel gone and only one bullet left in the Colt.

Season 2

At the beginning of In My Time of Dying, Sam uses the Colt to threaten the Trucker demon after the Wrecking of the Impala. Though initially amused, the threat causes the demon to flee his vessel. Later, John Winchester summons Azazel, but offers him the Colt and the last bullet in exchange for saving Dean. Azazel agrees to the deal after John sells his soul as well. Once John has seen that his sons are safe, he turns the gun over to Azazel and completes the deal.

In All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2, Azazel turns the Colt over to Jake Talley as the key to opening the Devil's Gate. After Azazel reveals that the Colt is the only weapon that can shoot him dead, Jake tries to kill Azazel with it but is tempted by the offer of power Azazel gives him. That night, Jake uses the Colt to open the Devil's Gate despite the intervention of the Winchesters, Bobby Singer and Ellen Harvelle and releases hundreds of demons upon the world.

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Dean kills Azazel with the last of the original bullets.

After retrieving the Colt, Dean realizes it's still loaded and could be used to kill Azazel. In the following battle, Azazel quickly disarmed Dean with telekinesis, flinging him against a tombstone and taunting him before preparing to kill Dean with the Colt. Before Azazel could fire, the ghost of John Winchester emerged from the Devil's Gate and pulled Azazel from his vessel, distracting him long enough for Dean to retrieve the Colt from the vessel's hand. When Azazel returned to his vessel, Dean shot the Prince of Hell in the heart with the Colt, killing him. Afterward, Dean tossed the empty Colt into the Impala's trunk.

Season 3

In Bad Day at Black Rock, the Winchesters and Bobby Singer attempt to get the Colt working again without success. Bobby continued his work alone in Sin City and was approached by Ruby while he tested the gun, shooting her to no effect. Ruby helped Bobby create new bullets for the gun, which Sam used to kill the demons Casey and Father Gil.

At the end of Bedtime Stories, Sam summoned Dean's Crossroad Demon in an attempt to use the Colt to force her to break Dean's deal. However, the demon revealed that she didn't hold Dean's deal and killing her wouldn't change anything. Despite this, Sam killed her with a headshot from the Colt. Dean discovered Sam's actions in Red Sky at Morning when he noticed a bullet was missing from the Colt and confronted Sam about it.

In Fresh Blood, after Gordon Walker was transformed into a vampire, Dean decided to arm himself with the Colt instead of a machete. While hunting Gordon, Dean was forced to use the legendary gun to kill Gordon's victim, a young woman Gordon turned into a vampire to lure the Winchesters into a trap.

In Malleus Maleficarum, Dean attempted to kill Ruby with the Colt when suddenly appears in the road in front of the Impala. However, Sam deflected the shot so the Colt simply fired into thin air. Later, after Dean was hexed, Sam took the Colt to confront the Book Club in order to force the demon hexing Dean to stop. After determining that Tammi Fenton was possessed by the demon, Sam shot at her with the Colt, but the demon, Astaroth, telekinetically stopped the bullet in mid-air.

In Dream A Little Dream Of Me, while the Winchesters were Dream Walking to deal with Jeremy Frost, Bela Talbot stole the Colt from their safe, prompting a hunt for her. In Jus In Bello, the Winchesters apparently catch up to Bela who in reality lured them into a trap with the FBI so that she could escape with the Colt. During the Sheriff's Station Siege, Ruby was angered to learn that the Colt was missing and suggested that they would instead have to use a spell to kill the attacking demons.

In Time Is On My Side, Dean finally catches up with Bela with the help of Rufus Turner, but she claimed to have already sold the Colt. At the end of the episode, as Bela's deal came due, she revealed she bartered the Colt to Lilith in an attempt to break her deal, but Lilith demanded the deaths of the Winchesters as well.

Season 4

During In The Beginning, after being sent back in time to 1973, Dean learned that the Prince of Hell Azazel was making deals with people. Dean tells Samuel Campbell that he intended to use the Colt to kill Azazel in 1973, causing Samuel to show disbelief in the legendary gun's existence and tell Dean that it was just a bedtime story he would tell to his daughter. Despite this, Dean tracked the Colt down at Daniel Elkins' place and convinced him to part with the gun.

While at Liddy Walsh's home, Dean tried and failed to kill Azazel with the Colt. Dean later struggled to reach it while Azazel was possessing Samuel, as did Deanna Campbell, both with no success. As Mary made the deal with Azazel, Dean arrived and took aim with the Colt, but Azazel vacated Samuel's body before Dean could fire.

Season 5

At the end of Sympathy for the Devil, Sam suggested that he and Dean should look for the Colt as a possible way of killing Lucifer. In the alternate future of The End, the future Dean located the Colt and lead a mission with it to kill Lucifer. However, the future Dean was killed by Lucifer and the mission failed.

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Crowley obtained the Colt from Bela.

At the end of The Real Ghostbusters, Becky Rosen revealed that in the book version of Time Is On My Side, Bela Talbot gave the Colt to a demon named Crowley instead of to Lilith, as Bela had claimed. In Abandon All Hope..., Sam and Dean attempted to steal the Colt from Crowley, who used the gun to kill two of his own demons and revealed that he wanted the Winchesters to use it to kill Lucifer.

In Carthage, Missouri, when confronted by Meg and several hellhounds, Dean used the gun to threaten the demon before ultimately shooting a hellhound with the Colt, killing it. After the sacrifices of Ellen and Jo Harvelle took care of the hellhound pack, Sam and Dean made their move on Lucifer. While Sam distracted Lucifer, Dean shot the archangel through the head with the Colt at point-blank range, apparently killing him. However, Lucifer rose again and revealed that he was one of only five beings in all of Creation that the Colt couldn't kill. He knocked Dean unconscious against a tree and the Colt was last seen dropped next to Dean before he and Sam were rescued by Castiel.

Season 6

In Frontierland, while looking for information on how to kill Eve, Dean discovered from Samuel Colt's Journal that he killed a phoenix in Sunrise, Wyoming in 1861. With phoenix ash being Eve's only weakness, the Winchesters had Castiel send them back in time to 1861 to retrieve the ashes after Samuel Colt killed the phoenix.

In 1861, Sam tracked down Samuel Colt shortly after he used the Colt to kill two demons. Though Samuel Colt refused to help fight the phoenix, Sam managed to convince him to lend the Colt to Sam, who then gave it to Dean. Dean wielded the Colt during his duel with the phoenix Elias Finch, killing Finch with a shot to the heart while Finch's shot missed Dean entirely, and Dean dropped the Colt on the ground and rushed to retrieve the phoenix ash.

Season 12

In a flashback to after the Apocalypse in Stuck in the Middle (With You), Crowley offered the Colt to the Prince of Hell Ramiel while trying to convince Ramiel to become the new King of Hell. Ramiel was shocked to see the Colt and wondered where Crowley got the legendary gun, and Crowley remarked on "things people just leave lying around." Though Ramiel accepted the Colt and the Lance of Michael, he refused the throne of Hell and bestowed it to Crowley.

In the part of the episode taking place in the present, Mary Winchester led a mission to steal the Colt for the British Men of Letters under the guise of dealing with a misbehaving demon. Though Mary succeeded in stealing the Colt, the Winchesters and their allies were unprepared to face a Prince of Hell, leading to Castiel being fatally poisoned by the Lance of Michael. Ramiel relentlessly pursued the Winchesters, angered that they stole from him and offering them their lives if they returned his property to him. The Winchesters managed to kill Ramiel with the Lance of Michael, and Mary handed the Colt over to Arthur Ketch, commenting that her father had told her stories about the gun and how there are only five things it couldn't kill. At the same time, Crowley desperately searched Ramiel's house for the Colt without success.

In The Raid, after learning that the Alpha Vampire was personally leading an attack on the British Men of Letters compound, Sam asked if the British Men of Letters had anything stronger than the AVD. This prompted Mary to have Mick Davies bring out the Colt, the strongest weapon the British Men of Letters possessed. Sam was shocked to see the legendary gun once again, forcing Mary to admit that she stole it from Ramiel. However, the British Men of Letters had no bullets for the gun. Sam provided Mick with Bobby Singer's ritual to create more Colt bullets before leaving to get the AVD.

Moments after creating new bullets, the Alpha Vampire invaded the command room, aided by rogue hunter Pierce Moncrieff. Mick quickly hid the Colt and palmed the new bullets so that the Alpha Vampire didn't see them. When Sam and Mary arrived, Sam quickly grabbed the empty gun and threatened the Alpha Vampire with it. Though impressed that Sam had the Colt, the Alpha Vampire claimed to be one of the five things the gun couldn't kill. Sam saw through the bluff, stating the Alpha Vampire would've already attacked if that was true. Sam used the threat of the Colt to negotiate with the Alpha Vampire to let himself and Mary go in exchange for allowing him to have the British Men of Letters.

Seemingly enraged by Sam's offer, Mick appeared to attack Sam; in reality, Mick slipped one of the bullets to Sam while Mary distracted the Alpha Vampire long enough for Sam to load the gun. After throwing off Mary's attack, the Alpha Vampire called Sam's bluff about the unloaded gun, only for Sam to reveal how he loaded it with Mick and Mary's help. Sam shot the Alpha Vampire through the head with the Colt, killing him.

In The British Invasion, Mick provided the Winchesters with the Colt to face off against Dagon, stating that he would want it back afterward. In the confrontation that followed, Eileen Leahy attempted to kill Dagon with the Colt but missed when Dagon teleported away, causing the shot to kill Renny Rawlings instead. After the Winchesters succeeded in talking Mick down, Eileen left with the Colt and returned it to the Winchesters before she left for Ireland.

In The Memory Remains, Dean brought the Colt with him on a hunt while Arthur Ketch and two of his men searched the Men of Letters bunker, particularly for the Colt. During the hunt, the Colt was stolen from Dean by Pete Garfinkle, who tried to kill Barrett Bishop Jr. with it before Sam killed Pete. At the end of the hunt, Sam used the Colt to kill the pagan god Moloch.

In The Future, the Colt was stolen by Castiel in his and the angels' efforts to kill Dagon and Kelly Kline before her Nephilim child could be born. When Castiel stole the Colt, there were only two bullets in the chamber and he was unable to ask for more. In the angels' skirmish with Dagon, Castiel fired one shot but missed the Prince of Hell. Castiel attempted to shoot Dagon while she was distracted with Hozai, but Kelvin stopped Castiel in favor of going after Kelly, whom they found, but Castiel couldn't bring himself to shoot her. When the Winchesters arrived at Castiel's motel room, Castiel drew out the Colt, fearing that they were Dagon. An annoyed Dean comments on Castiel stealing the Colt and took it back from him.

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The Colt is destroyed.

During the Skirmish at the Heavenly Portal, Dean shot at Dagon with the Colt but missed when she teleported out of the way. Dagon disarmed Dean and took the Colt, deciding to take it "off the board" by heating it up to the point that the barrel glowed red hot and melted off.

In Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes, Sam examined the badly damaged pieces of the Colt in the Men of Letters bunker and admitted that he didn't know whether he could fix it.

Season 15

In Sam's nightmare in Proverbs 17:3, Dean shot a Lucifer-possessed Sam through the head with the Colt, apparently killing him. However, Lucifer stands and heals the injury, proceeding to mock Dean about them having gone through this once before and then burning Dean to death.

Known Owners and Users

Usage

They made the bullets special for this Colt. (...) Without 'em, this gun is useless.
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The original bullets of the Colt are engraved with numbers

The Colt's original thirteen bullets could kill almost anything; there were only five things in all of creation (including Lucifer) that couldn't be killed with the revolver.

The barrel of the gun acted as a key to unlock a Devil's Gate, as shown in the episode All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2.

After using all of the original bullets, Ruby helped Bobby make more bullets for the gun.

The following table denotes the known uses of the Colt, with the original "Samuel Colt" bullets shown in grey:

Image Number Gun handler Reason Result of shot Episode
Not seen in the series. # 1-5 Original hunter for whom the Colt was made Unknown Unknown N/A
SPN 0776 # 6-7 Samuel Colt To kill two demons Both demons killed Frontierland
SPN 1144 # 8 Dean Winchester To kill the Phoenix, Elias Finch Kill Frontierland
SPN 1052 (John) # 9 John Winchester To kill the vampire Luther Kill Dead Man's Blood
SPN 1024444 #10 Sam Winchester To kill Azazel Missed Salvation
SPN 0898 #11 Dean Winchester To kill a demon, Tom Kill Devil's Trap
SPN 1223 #12 Sam Winchester To remove Azazel from John Winchester Wounded John in the leg;
Azazel leaves John's body
Devil's Trap
Dean shoots azazel #13 Dean Winchester To kill Azazel Kill All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2
BobbyColt #14 Bobby Singer To kill the demon Father Gil Missed Sin City
SPN 095478 #15 and 16 Sam Winchester To kill the demons Father Gil and Casey. Kill Sin City
SPN 0994445 #17 Sam Winchester To kill a Crossroad demon Kill Bedtime Stories
SPN 0896 #18 Dean Winchester To kill a vampire Kill Fresh Blood
SPN 0520 #19 Dean Winchester To kill the demon Ruby Missed; shot in the air Malleus Maleficarum
Sam shoots Astaroth #20 Sam Winchester To kill the demon Astaroth Astaroth stopped the bullet using telekinesis Malleus Maleficarum
SPN 0168 #21-22 Crowley To kill two demons Hit; both demons killed Abandon All Hope...
DeanColt #23 Dean Winchester To kill a hellhound Kill Abandon All Hope...
SPN 1025 #24 Dean Winchester To kill Lucifer Shot in the head but survived Abandon All Hope...
Sam kills alpha vampire #25 Sam Winchester To kill the Alpha Vampire Kill The Raid
Eileen with the Colt #26 Eileen Leahy To kill Dagon Missed; accidentally killed Renny Rawlings The British Invasion
Moloch is killed by the Colt #27 Sam Winchester To kill Moloch Kill The Memory Remains
Castiel with the Colt #28 Castiel To kill Dagon Miss The Future

Appearances

Trivia

  • The Colt is similar to a gun in the Hellblazer comics called The Ace of Winchesters, which has the power to kill demons.
  • The props department of the show has a rubber version of the gun to be used in fight scenes for pistol-whipping.
  • The design of the Colt appears to be a stylized Colt Paterson black powder revolver, patented by Samuel Colt in 1836. The Colt Paterson, however, was designed to use musket balls, having been designed and patented prior to the invention of conical-shaped bullets.
  • The Colt has appeared at least once in every season from Season 1 to Season 6.
  • Lucifer mentioned that there were only five things in creation that the Colt couldn't kill, and only he so far has been confirmed to be one of them. In The Raid, the Alpha Vampire claimed to be another of these five beings, but Sam Winchester quickly saw through this lie, as the Alpha Vampire hadn't attacked him yet. The Alpha Vampire's claim was proven to be false when Sam killed him with the Colt.
  • While the Winchester brothers didn't know about the limitation on the Colt's ability to kill, Mary Winchester (who heard it from her father), the British Men of Letters, and the Alpha Vampire all knew this fact.
  • Sam and Dean Winchester have killed the most creatures on-screen with the Colt, each having killed five monsters with it. Dean used it to kill Elias Finch, Tom, Azazel, Gordon's Victim, and a member of Meg's Hellhound Pack, and Sam used it to kill Dean's Crossroad Demon, Casey, Father Gil, the Alpha Vampire, and Moloch.
  • The fate of the Colt was unknown until Stuck in the Middle (With You), where it was revealed that Crowley gave it to Ramiel between the events of Swan Song and Exile on Main Street. It was in the Winchester's possession after Eileen Leahy missed Dagon with a shot from the gun before Dagon severely damaged it in The Future.
  • The ritual for creating the Colt's new bullets was revealed in The Raid.
  • The Colt had a role in the deaths of two Big Bads, first when Dean used it to kill Azazel, and later when Dean used it to kill a Phoenix, whose ashes he needed to kill Eve.
  • In its return in Season 12, the Colt was used to kill the same type of monster it was first used against on-screen in Season One and again in Season Three: a vampire.
  • In The Future, Dean revealed that he sleeps with the Colt under his pillow.
  • The Colt was used on two Princes of Hell--Azazel and Dagon--and both have dodged bullets from the gun, though Azazel was eventually killed by the gun. Dagon managed to evade three attempts on her life that involved killing her with the Colt, though the Colt was only used to fire at her twice.
  • Asmodeus was the only Prince of Hell who wasn't connected to the Colt in some way. Both Azazel and Ramiel owned it briefly, and it was used to kill Azazel, while the Colt was used three times in an attempt to kill Dagon, who later destroyed the gun.
  • The Winchesters and Castiel missed two chances to kill Dagon with the Colt. The first chance was in The Future, while Dagon was distracted by Hozai and Castiel aimed the gun at her but was stopped by Kelvin in favor of going after Kelly Kline, since they only had one bullet left. The second chance was during the Skirmish at the Heavenly Portal, where Sam shot at Dagon with his regular gun instead of using the Colt, and by the time Dean emerged with the Colt, Dagon was prepared to stop the attempt.
  • John Winchester was the first person to use the Colt on-screen, the first to kill a vampire on-screen, the first to make an on-screen kill with the Colt, and the first to use one of the thirteen original bullets on-screen.
  • When a fan asked Jensen Ackles what four things the Colt couldn't kill besides Lucifer, Ackles said "God, Amara, and the Winchester Brothers."

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