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Revolver - Colt Walker, 1847 Reg. No: ST 023684
- Colt 1847 Whitneyville-Walker percussion revolver, Cal. .44 in., rifled round and semi octagonal barrel 228 mm (9 inch) long with loading lever attached.
Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, 1847.
The customary method of numbering this model was prefix the lettering A, B, C, D or E COMPANY to numbers ranging from 1 to 200. This example is stamped on the triggerguard as 'B COMP No78' and on the left hand side of the frame as 'B COMPANY No 78'. All variations of the Walker models were produced in 1847.
- Six chambered cylinder with oval locking slots, square back brass trigger guard, steel frame, steel back strap, 'Slim Jim' style wooden grips, blade front sight. Barrel wedge enters from R.H.side. Knurling on hammer is of course style, previous repair to loading lever rammer in bronze. This model is typically not stamped with a numerical serial number, but rather a company stamping.
The steel surface of this firearms is pitted overall through corrosion which appears to have then been cleaned off. As a result, stampings are hard to discern, and in some cases illegible.
- Acquisition Information:
- Exchange from Herb Glass - West Point Museum, 1954
|Dimensions:||13.70 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 39.50 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Barrel length: 22.80 (9 in.)|
|Tagged with:||revolvers american|
|Themes this item is part of:||Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Arms Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ARMS & ARMOUR|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on barrel: ADDRESS. SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY
Stamped on triggerguard: B COMY No 78
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: B COMANY No 78
Stamped on L.H. side of barrel: B (Illegible.)
Serial No. -
Trigger guard: B COMY No 78 (The customary method of numbering this model was prefix the lettering A, B, C, D or E COMPANY to numbers ranging from 1 to 200. A few variations are found with plain numeral stampings)
|Model Name/Number:||1847 Whitneyville-Walker|
|Manufacturer:||Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1847|
|Manufacturer:||Eli Whitney Armoury (Gunsmiths), New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, 1847|
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