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    Agreed. Obliterating markings during its period of use to disguise its origins is part of history. Removing them as a result of a refinish job constitutes abuse.
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    And, in reviewing "the standard", No 210, the frame appears to have what is described as 30 to 40% case colouring. The one on gunbroker contains what appears to be a blued frame which was unlikely to be original configuration. That is obvious when compared to "the standard" and shouldn't have been ignored by Wilson.

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    One would have to remove kind of a lot of material to get down past the "US 1847" and Serial Numbers...

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    Possibly the surface was pitted and was polished down slick to remove them prior to refinishing. The photos of this gun in auction last spring do not indicate pits under the finish, explaining the obliterated markings.

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    About 20 years ago when the wife & I were touring the Lake Tahoe area, she insisted we visit the "Ponderosa Ranch" tourist trap on the Nevada side. It was the filming location for many of the Bonanza TV episode exterior shots (from what I understand).

    Anyway, out back from the Cartwright's "ranch house" were several buildings that contained displays of antique ranching & farming equipment along with all kinds of vintage artifacts in glass cases. it was just a self-guided tour thing back there with a few lookers going in & out. In one of the "barns" was this glass case that held what looked like a pretty well aged Colt Walker. the glass was pretty dusty & the lighting poor, so tthis is all I could see:



    That tourist attraction closed down maybe a decade ago, but I always wondered if that was the genuine article and what became of it. seems pretty odd that if it was genuine the staff would display such a valuable artifact with little or no security measures (as far as I could see at the time).

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    Ignorance is bliss.

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    If that's not a real Walker it's a pretty good fake.

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    Based on the photo the pistol in the glass case looks like an antique Mexican copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LonesomePigeon View Post
    If that's not a real Walker it's a pretty good fake.
    A Mexican copy? I agree. It looks just like the one in my collection. The trigger guard is a give away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudee View Post
    Ignorance is bliss.
    Then I should be very happy..


 
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