Can you post some pictures?
hello, mr. whiplash; could be a second contract dragoon mistaken for 1847 model, biggest difference is cylinder.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.
100% Correct ^^^^"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.
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.I have owned a Dragoon and this is definitely not a Dragoon.
I bet. Wouldn’t it be something if it was authentic. Your tail would go crazy…. I’m sure. 👍👍My tail started wagging when I saw it, I must admit.
Agree 100%. Love it myself my Forum Friend. 👍👍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."
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.100% Correct ^^^^
Hi Jim. Good afternoon. Agreed. I love your wisdom on this era of Colts. 👍👍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.