1902 is the serial Italian repo was ruled out by a couple localsWelcome to the Forum from (northern) South Texas!
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The experts will be along shortly...but the odds are that is an aged Italian repro that is missing the wedge screw.
Pictures of the serial number(s) and any/all other markings would be good.
Was found inside a wall in a home from 1744 and was there since god knows how long1902 is the serial Italian repo was ruled out by a couple locals
Thank you very very much !Welcome to the forum, it is a beautiful piece regardless.
Would love some other pics to compare it to as well and zero it was freeOkay here’s a few more differences:
curvature of grip interface at backstrap, frame, and trigger guard differs from original.
Location of wedge not in exactly same location as original.
Cylinder stop differs from original.
Curvature of arc of loading lever and profile of loading lever differs from original.
Loading lever cutout profile differs from original.
Angulation and chamfer of rear part of barrel assembly forward of frame differs from original.
If scene on cylinder was distinct, I’m sure I could point out many ways in which it differs from the cylinder scene of the Danish Sea Captain Colt Walker.
Is further proof necessary?
How much do you have invested in your revolver?
Thanks I seen that in fact on the colt website I have not found any replicates with colt numbers on themThere were only 1,100 Walkers original manufactured. Serial number 1902 shows as a 1st Model Dragoon.
Colt Walkers are some of the most faked Colts around.
It was covered in rust surface rust that is from being stuffed inside of a wall for many many years and unfortunately somebody placed it inside of a jewelry ultrasonic cleaner"Probably" an Armi San Marco reproduction, rather than a fake. Fakes are artificially aged and the numbers will often be re-stamped using the serial numbers of unaccounted for Walkers. The sandpaper/steel wool marks can be seen, with bright metal overall. There is a total absence of patina, in fact it may be unfired. I note rust pitting in the locations where the Italian proof marks would be located. There is absolutely no wear or impact damage to the bolt slots in the cylinder. The good news is that it is made of far better materials than the originals.
However: a great free.99 deal, since good quality reproductions are going for $500 or so.
It was covered in rust surface rust that is from being stuffed inside of a wall for many many years and unfortunately somebody placed it inside of a jewelry ultrasonic cleaner