**THIS ISSUE IS CLOSED**
Honoring The Historical Legacy of the Grand State of Texas
An Exclusive Edition of 150 Revolvers
Many feel the early days of Samuel Colt’s legendary firearms company were the most glorious. Samuel Colt was enchanted with the romance of the revolver, and each new model was greeted with the excitement reserved for an event of extraordinary importance.
So it was in 1847 when Colt introduced a Goliath of a pistol–the historic Whitneyville Walker model. The Walker pistols were manufactured during a short production run in 1847.
The pistol was named after Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker, a renowned national hero who had fought in the Texas-Mexico wars. Captain Walker approached Samuel Colt, a leading firearms designer, to create a pistol suitable for the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Dragoons.
The new weapon was designed by both Colt and Walker, based on the Texas Paterson revolver, but clearly improved. It proved to be a revolver of such size, weight, and “heft” that Colt was reputed to have said, “It would take a Texan to shoot it.”
Walker wrote in 1847 that the gun was “as effective as a common rifle at 100 yards and superior to a musket even at 200.”
Far more powerful than the earlier Patersons, this gun quickly became legendary. For those who could afford it, the Walker Colt was a symbol of strength, authority and great financial means.
The Walker’s instant success provided the key to the mint for Samuel Colt. It gave Colt’s struggling company the financing it desperately needed to proceed with government and civilian gun orders. Only 33 years old, the young inventor was well on his way to becoming the first tycoon in America’s gun making history.
Meanwhile, Captain Walker met a tragic end. Fighting at the front in the Mexican War, he was killed by a lance in the Battle of Juamantla in early October 1847. Fittingly, at the time of his death the Captain was carrying a pair of Walker pistols–gifts from Colt which had just arrived a few days before.
This pistol is a work of art and a fitting testimonial to the greatness of the state to which it is dedicated.
Backstrap displays a cannon and a memorable phrase – “Come and Take It.”
In honor of almost 175 years of Texas statehood and the state’s significance to American history, America Remembers and The United States Society of Arms & Armour proudly announce The Lone Star Tribute: a working 1847 Walker Revolver.
The firearm is a faithful reproduction of Samuel Colt’s legendary revolver produced for us by the incomparable artisans of A. Uberti. This fully functional Walker features highlights of Texas history in carefully etched detail. The craftsmanship of this pistol and artwork is superb. Even a cattle driver waving his rope is seen in the background while rounding up longhorn cattle.
Note how the 24-karat gold artwork enhances the blued steel finish. In remarkable detail, the Lone Star Tribute relives the great moments in Texas history and the symbols of Texas.
Bowie, Travis and Crockett, defenders of the Alamo, are featured on the frame in gold.
The portraits of Texans who bravely fought for independence are featured on this pistol. Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and Juan Seguin are on one side. Jim Bowie, Lt. Colonel William B. Travis and Davy Crockett who died at the Alamo are on the other.
Pay particular attention to the cylinder. Each side features deeply etched emblems in 24-karat gold. The first emblem showcases six insignias of the six flags that have flown over Texas–France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy and the United States. The second emblem showcases wildlife Texas is famous for, including a longhorn, rattlesnake, mockingbird, Angora sheep, deer and an armadillo. Polished walnut grips complete this special issue 1847 Walker Revolver.
Because this is a faithful reproduction of an original Walker, you can be assured of its durability, reliability and power. Because this is a joint issue of America Remembers and The United States Society of Arms & Armour, you can be assured of its quality.
Optional Display Case
In order to display and protect your Lone Star Tribute Walker Revolver, a handsome, luxuriously lined custom made display case including an engraved brass identification plaque is available for purchase.