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So that's the famous "Rooster Walker"?

Somehow, I'd imagined it to be in almost relic condition from being dragged aound the farmyard. My only comments are that (1) it's a shame it wasn't in the Texas Gun Collectors Association's Parade of Walkers in 2003, and (2) were all the Military/Ranger Walkers serial numbered on the butt as well as the cylinder?
 

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Yes i was wondring to. if it was tied up to a rooster the wooden grip didnt survive that abuse.
It could be also a very light rooster /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Gotta be a tough rooster to drag near to five pounds of weight. I was thinking "chicken anchor" has to be a few notches below being used as a door stop.
 

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Be glad some idiot didn't weld it to a base and make a lamp out of it.

Who is this Wilson chap? Forgive my ignorance.
 

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Wilson "was" a very highly regarded authority,frequently seen on "The tale of the gun",author of several great books on Colts and Winchesters...until late year when the temptation(or personal need) to scam a collector became too great.
 

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OK for us dummys. What is the story behind this gun and what makes it so special?

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From the GunsAmerica posting:

This is the famous “Rooster Walker”. This pistol was displayed in the Texas Rangers Museum until 1986 when it was sold to a private collector. This pistol originally came from the Gaines DeGraffenried collection. Mr DeGraffenried, (Charter member of the Texas Gun Collectors Association and a member of the commission appointed by Governor Dolph Brisco to establish the Texas Ranger Museum) found the “Rooster Walker” in Mexico while on a gun buying spree. The gun was tied to the leg of a fighting rooster to keep him from running off. That is why the nickname “Rooster Walker."

The full story is a great deal longer and leaves one with the impression that the rooster (perhaps a series of roosters) had been tied to the gun for a long time.
 
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