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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2022 9:54 p.m. PST

… Issued By the US Military

"In 1846 the United States Army brought the Colt Walker 1847 into service – a revolver that is the most powerful sidearm ever issued by the US military. The weapon was named after its inventors, gun-making legend Samuel Colt and Texas Ranger Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker. The Colt Walker was extremely powerful at close range, although it had a tendency to explode in the user's hand.

Walker had so much faith in his design that he carried two Colt Walkers on him in the Mexican–American War. Born in 1815, Walker served as an officer in both the Republic of Texas and the United States when Texas joined the union. As a result, he was involved in many of the American West's conflicts, like the Mexican American War and the Indian Wars…."


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14Bore12 Mar 2022 3:10 a.m. PST

Since I was a young kid wanted one, even in replica.
Was a Western movie fan

Stryderg12 Mar 2022 8:12 a.m. PST

The phrase "had a tendency to explode in the user's hand", should make one pause for a moment before considering firing it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2022 3:11 p.m. PST



DJCoaltrain12 Mar 2022 4:31 p.m. PST

I only shoot cartridge firearms. Cartridges do not "chain-fire."

42flanker12 Mar 2022 8:26 p.m. PST

"In 1846 the United States Army brought the Colt Walker 1847 into service"

Something about those numbers…

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2022 8:03 a.m. PST

Kicks like mule.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2022 12:01 p.m. PST

Something about those numbers…

Then car manufacturers copied it, releasing each model year in the prior year.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2022 3:21 p.m. PST



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2022 12:42 p.m. PST

I had one decades ago. All black powder revolvers are fun to shoot. The character Mattie Ross carried one in "True Grit."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2022 3:22 p.m. PST



Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jun 2022 7:26 p.m. PST

A true "Hawgleg"!!!!

4th Cuirassier12 Jun 2022 10:37 a.m. PST

Was this the one the Glanton gang use in Blood Meridian?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 4:36 p.m. PST

It was…


Choctaw20 Jun 2022 2:28 p.m. PST

I've had a couple throughout the years. They are heavy. H.E.A.V.Y. Heavy.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2022 4:12 p.m. PST



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