Samuel Colt began production of a revolving-cylinder pistol on the day the Alamo fell in 1836. Produced at his factory in Paterson, New Jersey, Colt's new pistol was enthusiastically received by the Rangers of the Republic of Texas and in 1844 Colt's pistol made history when 16 Rangers held of 80 Comanche warriors with their new revolvers. The reputation earned by the formidable 1847 Walker revolver helped ensure gunmaker Samuel Colt's success.
Samuel Hamilton Walker, of the United States Mounted Rifles allegedly requested a revolver that would kill a man or his horse at 100 yards. So Colt put his gun-design genius to work, and voila, the behemoth .44 caliber Model 1847 came into being, and Colt christened it after Captain Walker.
Loading lever and loading lever latch are near the muzzle.
An improvement over the Paterson’s guard-less folding trigger, Uberti’s 1847 Walker has a brass, square-backed trigger guard.
Easy, secure seating of percussion caps.
The 1847 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 succes