Who belonged to the most famous or infamous Colt ? Maybe Patton Maybe Jack Ruby .......
The gun is indeed in the Museum : RevolverI'm pretty sure it's housed at the 'Museum of the Confederacy' - located in Richmond, Virginia.
Last I knew, it was in their vault, and was not available for viewing by the general public.
Threads like this serve no true purpose - it's like picking a favorite comic hero or TV show - everyone's opinions differ.
Perhaps so, Dogface. However, I, for one, have found "true purpose" and immeasurable value in the various, differing opinions of Forum members in the short time I've been here....Threads like this serve no true purpose - it's like picking a favorite comic hero or TV show - everyone's opinions differ.
He had them at the time of his death? For some reason I thought he died before he took delivery of them.Walker Colt serial number 1020. I think serial number 1020 was returned to Sam Colt after Captain Walker's death. Captain Walker had carried both 1019 and 1020 at the time of his death in Mexico.
Thanks dfariswheel.According to Colt, Sam Colt personally sent a pair of Walkers to Captain Walker. He had them in hand four days before being killed in action.
He sent a letter to Sam Colt evaluating the new revolvers.
I put the details of the letter in the Colt site section on the Legend of Colt Firearms:
The Colt Legend