I must agree…. The Walker is “KING” IMHO. By the way…. I’m right with ya on the thinking. Gets me in trouble every time. 😂😂😂Well, both are beauties my Friend...but I'll admit that the Walker is my overall favorite, a BFR in my favorite caliber has got me to a thinkin'...and we both know that's dangerous !!
hello; in dealing with someoneUnfortunately he has no provenance or anything on the item, very sad.
hello; it is very difficult to persuade a person selling an apparent 1847 - colt called it a walker - dragoon to allow a non expert even to hold his property because expensive damage can be incurred. example, the keeper spring at the bottom of the barrel after over 250 years has become unbelievably WEAK and will break, it is a spring, if lucky, an unknowing person might only bend one but most of the springs are today delaminated i observed an employee of the biggest auction house on earth destroy one on a cold, cold december day in manhattan. try to purchase a replacement. parts for 1847's are small, easily misplaced or lost.I am having deja vu real bad. Didn't this exact scenario just happen a year ago with almost the same price? At the time it was thought that if it was real, the price was unbelievably low and if it was a reproduction it was crazy high? It seems to me, that a seller of something like this is going to do some homework and if real, it's going to be at what other authentic Walkers sold for. I think many buyers think, that if I keep this on the down low, I can swoop in and make a fortune. In reality, it is most likely a defarbed reproduction meant to trick a buyer. Can it not be checked to see if the screw threads are metric or standard? For $7000, surely the seller can check that in front of you.
Here is a thread MRCVS started to help:
Putting to rest the myth that one’s Colt Walker might be...On various occasions, well meaning individuals post photographs of their Colt Walker revolver and the sentiment ranges from confidence that it’s the genuine article, to hope that it is, to doubts that it is, but, hey, maybe, you never know. Here’s why that one can prove definitively that one’s...www.coltforum.com
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
colt did specify best naylor, but we are told he bought all available on the east coast and did not have enough; we are not told what steel or iron the substitutes were. the bethlehem steel co. meterorite mine could be a candidate for some. we are not told how much substitutes nor what parts suffered the change. isn't this fun ? i suspect the quiet substitutions may have fueled a lot of the disasters because the first of them off the line were and are excellent and appear to be of the highest grade of crucible steel for making surgical and scientific instruments.
Since Terry posted his...1980 2nd Gen. Colt 1847 Walker SN: 4053
1979 Armi San Marco 1851 3rd Model Dragoon SN: DAC 236
Great history lesson Jim. Very much appreciate all of your input. 👍👍
This is my 3rd Series Signature Edition Colt Walker. Eric Deaton...who wrote "Collecting Modern Colt Blackpowder Revolvers"...said it's the highest serial number he has seen. I guess it's possible it might be the last Colt Walker made...possibly.
Wow !! Very nice Mark. Very nice. 👍👍👍Since Terry posted his...
2nd Colt Walker No. 3167
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Colt 2nd Gen Fluted Cylinder 1860 Army No. 211196
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Beautiful condition. That think is SWEET !! 👍👍This is my 3rd Series Signature Edition Colt Walker. Eric Deaton...who wrote "Collecting Modern Colt Blackpowder Revolvers"...said it's the highest serial number he has seen. I guess it's possible it might be the last Colt Walker made...possibly.
Does he seem to have any clue what he MIGHT have? His asking price would indicate he does not. However he somehow established his asking price, based on what?Unfortunately he has no provenance or anything on the item, very sad.
Out of the 1,000 original Colt Walkers built, only about 5,000 exist today.Well, since the originals did not evaporate, there must be 1,000 somewhere. I have an absolutely new, unfired Walker in the box. "Saint Mark's Armory" or some such. OK, tongue in cheek there...
Does he seem to have any clue what he MIGHT have? His asking price would indicate he does not. However he somehow established his asking price, based on what?
Hope it’s the real deal in spite of the odds. Good luck. Jonl51
hello, and probably approximately 39 of them are real but may never been in mexico.Out of the 1,000 original Colt Walkers built, only about 5,000 exist today.
cue heavenly chorusi would not even let randolph scott (cue the heavenly music) remove a screw from mine.