Colt Walker

$800.00

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Title: Colt Walker Percussion Revolver, serial no. 1017

Designer: Samuel Colt (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)

Engraver: Waterman Lilly Ormsby (American, Hampton, Connecticut 1809–1883 Brooklyn, New York)

Designer: Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (American, died 1847)

Manufacturer: Eli Whitney Jr. (American, 1820–1888)

Date: 1847

 

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3.290 Pounds – 3.310 Pounds

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Colt Walker

Two of the most iconic words in the world of gun collecting are “Colt Walker.” Only 1,000 of the revolvers were ever made for the US military, and only 100 more were made for civilians. Of those, only about 10% survived. That scarcity has propelled this black powder percussion revolver to legendary status.

Sporting a 9-inch barrel and tipping the scales at 4 pounds, 9 ounces, this .44 caliber wheel-gun was huge and designed not to ride in hip holsters but in saddle-mounted holsters and to be used by cavalry troops on horseback. The Colt Walker was the most powerful handgun in the world for an impressive 88 years, from its introduction in 1847 until the .357 Magnum hit the scene in 1935. The Colt Walker also saved Samuel Colt from bankruptcy after his first commercial revolver design tanked.

Colt Walker named in honour of Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (died 1847), who convinced Samuel Colt of the need for an improved revolver and participated in its design. It was manufactured by Eli Whitney Jr. (1820–1888), son of the famous American inventor and industrialist Eli Whitney (1765–1825).

The story of this single action Colt Walker revolver began the same day that the Alamo fell in 1836. That’s when Samuel Colt began production of a revolving-cylinder pistol at his Paterson, New Jersey, factory.

The 1847 Colt Walker revolver was enthusiastically received by the Rangers of the newly independent Republic of Texas.

The reputation earned by the formidable 1847 Walker revolver is what ensured gunmaker Samuel Colt’s success.

 

Details:

Title: Colt Walker Percussion Revolver, serial no. 1017

Designer: Samuel Colt (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)

Engraver: Waterman Lilly Ormsby (American, Hampton, Connecticut 1809–1883 Brooklyn, New York)

Designer: Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (American, died 1847)

Manufacturer: Eli Whitney Jr. (American, 1820–1888)

Date: 1847

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