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Is there a list online of every existing Colt Walker (first generation)? I have a Gun Report from 1973 that tells how many are known, but it does not have the actual list. Kind of curious. I know collectors have it, just wonder if it is online.
 

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WHAT ?? You do not want the numbers for the second and third generation Colt Walker pistols also ??

And so it goes...
?????I dont get it??? and so WHAT goes???Does that mean you think it doesn't exist?
The numbers of the second and 3rd gens are pretty much known and frankly not as exciting as the original Walkers. But several times I have read about how "All surviving walker numbers are known". So someone has lists correct? Just wondering if anybody has posted one online. Calm down now...
Also, the 1973 article breaks it down by troop and civilian models and lists a total of 172 known. But a more recent work had about 20 less known now. Just wondering what the deal is.
 

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?????I dont get it??? and so WHAT goes???Does that mean you think it doesn't exist?
The numbers of the second and 3rd gens are pretty much known and frankly not as exciting as the original Walkers. But several times I have read about how "All surviving walker numbers are known". So someone has lists correct? Just wondering if anybody has posted one online. Calm down now...
Also, the 1973 article breaks it down by troop and civilian models and lists a total of 172 known. But a more recent work had about 20 less known now. Just wondering what the deal is.
DANDAK, THIS WAS A JOKE, SIR !!
There are no generations of the Walker pistols, perse', and I was pulling your leg.
 

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Okay, but i parted with 400 bucks a few years ago so I could own a 3rd gen walker:confused:!! In any case, a civilian walker was found here in Ohio in 1934 buried in the ground next to a stump, serial was 1007. I just read about it and wondered what happened to it. Also, since the 1973 count differs so much from the latest count I found online, I am wondering if some of the walkers in the 1973 list were fake and have been ferretted out, or if the current count is not as up to date as collectors think.
Never have seen a real 1st gen Walker that I know of. Cant hope to own one but I know that a member here has one and has graciously shared pictures of it with us.
Recently online I read about someone thinking they found an original walker. Almost all replies said that the serial numbers of known walkers are well-known. So once again I wonder where I can find that out. I mean, if someone sees a walker and people say its fake because its number is not "known" then what source are they referencing to come up with known numbers? Are you or any other poster on this forum aware of such a source? Thanks to all in advance.
 

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Given that there were said to have been 1,100 Whitneyville 'WALKERS' made...I would suppose their Serial Numbers then to have commenced with "1", and, to have proceeded on to their final count, somewhere around "1,100" or so, give or take.

I am confident, there are surviving, authentic "WALKERS" still un-discovered and out there, long tucked-away...in the US, in Mexico or South America, and even maybe in Europe and the former CCCP.
 

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Is there a list online of every existing Colt Walker (first generation)?....I know collectors have it, just wonder if it is online.

I'm not aware of the list being online, although it may be. However, should you decide to put some old fashioned effort into your search (phone call, write a letter or mail, etc.) contact the Texas Gun Collectors Association. About 10 years ago they had the Parade of Walkers at one of their shows. Perhaps that is when the list of sn's was updated.

John Gross
 

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I thought the USMR pistols were numbered Co A 1 - 220, Co B 1 - 220, Co C 1 - 220, Co D 1 - 220, and Co E 1 - 120. With 100 extra for civilian sale.

Hmmm!


I just don't recall ever running into any Serial Number data for these to remember what any of the Serial Numbers were said to be or shown to be in images.


Interesting..!
 

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COMPANY

SERIAL NUMBERS
A COMPANY
1--11--12--14--19--21--24--25--31--41--45--46--47--50--53--62--64--74--80--89--90--96--111--113--119--137--150--156--162--165--177--181--182--194--196--204--209--212--220. TOTAL 39 GUNS

B COMPANY
1-0--23--24--25--26--41--42--43--47-49--52--57--58--64--78--102--123--128--130--137--169--162--163--170--175--188--204 . TOTAL 27 GUNS
C COMPANY
10--13--23--25--26--31--33-42--43--46--56--59--69--81--96--99--101--111--118--122----125--126--128--136--150--153--154--161--162--170--172--181--192--194--203--204--219 .TOTAL 37 GUNS
D COMPANY
3--8--11-13--29--31--35-53--65--66--73--75--76--81--93--124--135--144-148--167--176--185--189--204--211--218 . TOTAL 26 GUNS
E COMPANY
3--13--18--23--24--30--31--32--35--39-43--47--58--62--71--73--75--113--115-- TOTAL 19 GUNS
CIVILIAN MODELS
1009 --1110-- 1012--1015--1017--1020--1022--1024--1050--1061--1076--1078--1079--1083--1085--1091 . TOTAL OF 16 GUNS
TRANSITION WHITNEYVILLE HARTFORD DRAGOONS
1104--1118--1123--1136--1146--1151--1161--1195--1200--1214--1233--1245--1247--1277--1291--1293--1318--1337--1344--1427. TOTAL OF 20 GUNS


SERIAL NUMBERS 1009 AND 1110 ARE KNOWN TO BE THE GUNS THAT COLT GAVE TO WALKER AND ARE NOW IN A PROMINENT EAST COAST COLLECTION .
For more information on this subject we recommend the following books:
COLT FIREARMS by Serven
THE BOOK OF COLT FIREARMS by R.L.Wilson
For Factory letters contact:
Kathy Hoyt
Colt's Manufacturing Co, Inc.
Historical Research
PO Box 1868
While Nothing to do with Original Colt Walkers is 100% Accurate, this is as close as you will get to a published list of known surviving examples.
 

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When dealing with Whitneyville Walker Colts one has to exercise extreme caution. They have been forged for over 100 years. For all the years that Francis Bannerman and Sons, Inc. was in business, the Bannerman brothers were never able to find a genuine one for sale.
The late Robin Rapley told me that the Texas Gun Collectors panel of experts that vetted the Walkers for their Parade of Walkers show a few years ago, rejected a little over half of the guns submitted because they were either not genuine or were suspect.
 

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Walkers are My favorite Colts of all time. I have around here somewhere a 1953 list of Walkers with serical numbers and the owners name and address at the time. I had a very nice "C" company Walker back in 1956 that as I young kid 15 at the time I had traded a 300 Savage for in Llano, Texas. I shot the old Walker for about a year without knowing its rairty and value and I sold it in 1956 for the grand sum of $350.00 bit time money back then for a kid.
I bought a Walker serveral years ago and paid $45,000 for it. Heirs came out of the closit and I have had a law suit against Me for some time over ownership rights.
 

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COMPANY

SERIAL NUMBERS
A COMPANY
1--11--12--14--19--21--24--25--31--41--45--46--47--50--53--62--64--74--80--89--90--96--111--113--119--137--150--156--162--165--177--181--182--194--196--204--209--212--220. TOTAL 39 GUNS

B COMPANY
1-0--23--24--25--26--41--42--43--47-49--52--57--58--64--78--102--123--128--130--137--169--162--163--170--175--188--204 . TOTAL 27 GUNS
C COMPANY
10--13--23--25--26--31--33-42--43--46--56--59--69--81--96--99--101--111--118--122----125--126--128--136--150--153--154--161--162--170--172--181--192--194--203--204--219 .TOTAL 37 GUNS
D COMPANY
3--8--11-13--29--31--35-53--65--66--73--75--76--81--93--124--135--144-148--167--176--185--189--204--211--218 . TOTAL 26 GUNS
E COMPANY
3--13--18--23--24--30--31--32--35--39-43--47--58--62--71--73--75--113--115-- TOTAL 19 GUNS
CIVILIAN MODELS
1009 --1110-- 1012--1015--1017--1020--1022--1024--1050--1061--1076--1078--1079--1083--1085--1091 . TOTAL OF 16 GUNS
TRANSITION WHITNEYVILLE HARTFORD DRAGOONS
1104--1118--1123--1136--1146--1151--1161--1195--1200--1214--1233--1245--1247--1277--1291--1293--1318--1337--1344--1427. TOTAL OF 20 GUNS


SERIAL NUMBERS 1009 AND 1110 ARE KNOWN TO BE THE GUNS THAT COLT GAVE TO WALKER AND ARE NOW IN A PROMINENT EAST COAST COLLECTION .
For more information on this subject we recommend the following books:
COLT FIREARMS by Serven
THE BOOK OF COLT FIREARMS by R.L.Wilson
For Factory letters contact:
Kathy Hoyt
Colt's Manufacturing Co, Inc.
Historical Research
PO Box 1868
While Nothing to do with Original Colt Walkers is 100% Accurate, this is as close as you will get to a published list of known surviving examples.
[/QUOTE What is the source of this information? I was told by an important antique Colt dealer and authority that such a list as this was never published because it would be of help to gun forgers and other scam artists.
 

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THANK YOU dbjcon. Interesting that civilian Walker number 1007 found in Ohio in 1934 while stump clearing and written up in the january 1973 Gun Report (with a photo of a heavily corroded gun...the only evidence of serial number was on the triggerguard) is not on the list. The same article lists 43 guns in the A group, 27 in B, 37 in C, 27 in D 21 in E and 17 in civilian.
Once again, Thank you.
 

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Still reading old Gun Report magazines. September 1971 issue has a notice that a parts gun Colt Walker ( serial number A19 on frame and barrel, G86 on cylinder (G may be a typo for C?) and A 210 on buttstrap) was stolen from the Colt Collection in Hartford Conn. I see A 19 is on the list. I wonder who took it and how it was returned. Sure is a lot of old history with these Walkers, but there appears to be new history with them too! Someone should write a book about Colt Walkers including the pedigree and stories behind the ones currently known. Would make a fascinating read.
 

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Still reading old Gun Report magazines. September 1971 issue has a notice that a parts gun Colt Walker ( serial number A19 on frame and barrel, G86 on cylinder (G may be a typo for C?) and A 210 on buttstrap) was stolen from the Colt Collection in Hartford Conn. I see A 19 is on the list. I wonder who took it and how it was returned. Sure is a lot of old history with these Walkers, but there appears to be new history with them too! Someone should write a book about Colt Walkers including the pedigree and stories behind the ones currently known. Would make a fascinating read.
At the time of his death, Robin Raply was intending to do a book Walkers with photographs of all known originals. He had amassed photos of a little over100 Walkers. I hope a recognized firearms author can do something with his estate.
 
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