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    What kind of Colt WALKER 1847 revolver is it ?

    Hello,


    I just found in France this Colt Walker 1847 and I think it is not an original one (otherwise I'll be a very lucky guy !!!!!!!)

    Could somebody precise me waht kind of Colt is that ? I mean 2nd or 3rd génération ?


    Many thanks in advance for you help,

    best regards,

    Thomas

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    By the serial number it's neither a 1st nor 2nd Generation. The 1st Gen's were serial numbered as follows. The military contract of 1,000 revolvers were numbered for the five companies of US Dragoons, A, B, C, D, and E. Each company letter was followed by the number 1-200. After these 1,000 revolvers there were 100 civilian models made, numbered 1001-1100.

    When the 2nd Gen's were introduced, numbering started at 1200. I'm not sure where the 3nd Gen's started but I would guess where the 2nd Gen's left off.

    Walker copies have been around since Sammy was still alive, and modern reproductions began in earnest circa the late 1950's-early 1960's.

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    It is probably an Italian replica that has had the markings removed and then been "aged".

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    I just heard this past weekend, form a true Colt expert IMHO, an average original Walker or Dragon bring well over $100K and actually closer to $300K. Please feel free to up my statement with supporting facts if my info is not true.
    Last edited by Primer88; 02-21-2012 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primer88 View Post
    I just heard this past weekend, form a true Colt expert IMHO, an average original Walker or Dragon bring well over $100K and actually closer to $300K. Please feel free to up my statement with supporting facts if my info is not true.
    It depends on ones definition of "average" condition

    While an original Walker would likely have a starting price of $50,000+, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Model Dragoons can be found for considerably less, well under $10,000.

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    Michael Simens comes up with some pretty nice and sharp dragoons for under $20,000......I've seen ratty ones with questionable alterations and parts at $5,000 plus around the shows.

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    Hi Thomas1873,

    see if there are any Text located underneath the Barrel, where the Loading Leven is at rest.

    Many of the Itialian renderings had their Maker's name and so on there.

    Some 1860s or 1970s Italian examples had been made which have none of the usual Stamps of Proofs and so on occuring on the Frame or elsewhere, which are associated with Itialian Cap & Ball renderings of the older Colt Revolvers, and, these then are usually the best candidates for aging. Other Makers also did this, some Americana Companys also.

    If in good condition mechanically and Bore wise, and reasonably priced, the 'WALKER' you have found would be loads of fun to own and shoot..!
    Last edited by Oyeboten; 02-22-2012 at 12:59 PM.

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    Hi,

    Many thanks to all of the members of the forum who answered to my question so promptly.
    There's absolutly no maker's markings on this gun, it's clear it is not an original one, but I would be interested in knowing what kind of replica it is !

    Regards,

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    I suspect made in Belguim


 

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