One hundred sixty years ago,
Captain Samuel H. Walker and Samuel Colt met to discuss a new, more
powerful revolver that would revolutionize firearms history. Captain
Walker was very familiar with Samuel Colt’s Paterson revolver and wanted
to discuss a recommendation for improving the performance of the revolver.
you may recall, in 1844, Samuel Walker was one of sixteen courageous Texas
Rangers who, though heavily outnumbered, nevertheless vanquished eighty
fierce Comanche warriors.
Their secret that day? The new and revolutionary five-shot Colt Paterson
revolver that could shoot over and over again. Truly a remarkable
achievement at the time.
And yet, Lieutenant Walker knew then that this revolver wasn’t the ideal
weapon he and the other Rangers needed. There was no attached hammer, the
sights were primitive, and in Walker’s opinion, the revolver was too
fragile to suit a Texas Ranger. He knew this handgun could be improved …
and in 1847, he, Colonel Samuel Colt, and Eli Whitney, Jr., teamed up to
do just that.
As a result of their meeting, history would be changed forever, and the
revolver that bears the name of Captain Walker would become one of the
most famous firearms in the world.
Today, America Remembers announces an exciting new project, which
commemorates the legendary 1847 Walker Revolver that revolutionized
gun making history and established Samuel Colt as a master gun maker – and
larger-than-life firearms legend. Designed in conjunction with author and
historian Dennis Adler and master engraver Andrew Bourbon, the deluxe
hand-engraved edition is limited to 100 cased revolvers.
Each revolver in the edition is produced by Colt Blackpowder Arms Co. We
feel very fortunate to have obtained revolvers for this historic edition,
since it is no longer possible to obtain Walker revolvers from Colt
Blackpowder Arms Co.
Samuel H. Walker Tribute Revolver bears the Colt barrel address, “US 1847”
on the right barrel lug, Sam Colt’s signature hand-engraved in gold script
on the backstrap, a high-relief, 18-karat gold bust of Captain Walker
hand-inlaid on the left recoil shield, and Walker’s signature,
hand-engraved in gold, on the left barrel lug.
This historic Walker Colt is hand-finished with a brilliant case colored
frame and loading lever, high-polished blued barrel and backstrap accented
by nitrite blue screws and wedge. The Walker cylinder is finished in the
white, as were the original Walker Colts.
Each revolver will be presented in a handcrafted, French fit walnut
display case with a second interior glass lid to proudly display your
Walker Colt. A framed portrait of Captain Walker inside the double inset
walnut lid provides an even more historic feature to this stunning
presentation. The most elaborate casing ever offered by America Remembers,
this handcrafted presentation box is built exclusively for the Walker
revolver by Pennsylvania furniture maker Duncan Everhart.
Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers decorate each
Colonel Colt sent Captain Walker two
presentation Walker revolvers which were delivered by a dispatch rider and
presented to him on the battlefront. Tragically, only four days after
receiving his powerful six-shooters, Walker lost his life in battle at
Huamantla. Captain Walker’s presentation revolvers are now in a private
collection, and were featured in a recently issued book titled “Fine Colts
– The Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection.”
This Samuel H. Walker Tribute Revolver is truly one of the most exclusive
editions we have ever offered. With only 100 available, I encourage you to
place your order now.