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I found what appears to be a Walker Colt in a presentation case with all of the extras in it. At face value it seems to be the real thing and it is rather well used and worn. The presentation case has a brass plate with a name engraved on it but it is well polished and almost unreadable. I have a few concerns: for such a "worn" revolver there is absolutely no play on the mechanisms and all it tight, smooth and firm...possible but unlikely. My biggest concern is the serial number (that matches on all of the parts): 317. This is not the number for a Walker series but an Army revolver. This one is definitely a Walker. How can I make sure it is a genuine Walker and not a copy or reproduction that has been made to look old?
 

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First...Welcome to the Forum from (northern) South Texas!
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Second...Really good quality pictures are necessary, as many as you can get. The Walker is possibly one of the most faked collector guns around.
 

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While not out of the question...the odds of it being a true Colt Walker are mighty slim. Counterfeits have been presented as genuine for many decades...probably more of them that originals. I understand counterfeits can be traced back to the 1920s so it's not a new phenomena.

Photos are necessary as there are member here who are very good at telling the differences between genuine and imitation.

Still...there's always the chance it could be real.
 

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Thanks Gents for your reply. I have contacted the owner and await his response. I have my doubts that it is genuine, it seems too good to be true and the big put off is the serial number. He also has no history, records or documentation available but it does certainly look impressive and is worth looking in to. He wants about $7500 for it which also seems odd. If it is real...cool, if not....an interesting piece.
 

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While not out of the question...the odds of it being a true Colt Walker are mighty slim. Counterfeits have been presented as genuine for many decades...probably more of them that originals. I understand counterfeits can be traced back to the 1920s so it's not a new phenomena.

Photos are necessary as there are member here who are very good at telling the differences between genuine and imitation.

Still...there's always the chance it could be real.
hello, mr. whiplash; could be a second contract dragoon mistaken for 1847 model, biggest difference is cylinder.

regards, bro
 

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Hello and welcome to the Colt Forum from West Virginia. Glad you have joined us all here. Possibly a Dragoon?
 

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"He wants about $7500 for it which also seems odd. " That is way beneath the price for a genuine Walker Colt. I'd require an expert opinion before I bought it.
100% Correct ^^^^
 

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I have owned a Dragoon and this is definitely not a Dragoon.
hello, sir; second contract revolvers,were called fluck model after ther researcher. colt complained to congress he lost money on 1847 contract so was given this contract in compensation. good lawyer, good friends in congress like collins. i had a chance to purchase a very worn pair in yankton, s d in '55 but we thought at the time they were faked so-called 60/40 fake 1847's. they were not.
 

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I can say this……. I love the interest spurred when there is a new post on the possibility of an original Walker being found. 👍👍😎😎
 

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I have a Colt 2nd Generation 1847 Walker thanks to a great Forum member here. It’s as close as I will ever come to an original, I’m sure. Definitely out of my pay grade. 😂😂
 

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This post here is fun to watch.

"As reported in America's 1st Freedom magazine in July 2018, a Model 1847 Colt Walker pistol – the only known surviving example complete with its original case – was sold by Rock Island Auction for a record price of $1.84 million."

Holy crap!!
 

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My tail started wagging when I saw it, I must admit. :)
I bet. Wouldn’t it be something if it was authentic. Your tail would go crazy…. I’m sure. 👍👍
 

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This is fun to watch.

"As reported in America's 1st Freedom magazine in July 2018, a Model 1847 Colt Walker pistol – the only known surviving example complete with its original case – was sold by Rock Island Auction for a record price of $1.84 million."

Holy crap!!
Agree 100%. Love it myself my Forum Friend. 👍👍
 

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100% Correct ^^^^
hi, terry; if findable, i would want more than one "expert's" opinion and a full non destructible test by mass spectrometer to discern if made with pre bessemer best NADER gun iron and gun steel or no deal. robin rapley believed there should be at least one more out there.

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hi, terry; if findable, i would want more than one "expert's" opinion and a full non destructible test by mass spectrometer to discern if made with pre bessemer best NADER gun iron and gun steel or no deal. robin rapley believed there should be at least one more out there.

jim
Hi Jim. Good afternoon. Agreed. I love your wisdom on this era of Colts. 👍👍
 
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