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Description: Cimarron 1847 Walker Percussion Revolver .44 Cal 9" Barrel Case Hardened Brass T/G B/S Walnut Grip Standard Blue Finish CA020
Although Colt's five-shot Paterson, patented in 1836, had made quite a reputation for itself, especially in the fledgling Republic of Texas, fighting the Comanches, the lack of sales caused Colt's Patent Arms Manufacturing Co. to shut down. In 1846, during the war with Mexico, former Texas Ranger Sam Walker, serving with the U.S. Mounted Rifles, sought help from the inventor in hopes of obtaining an improved and more powerful revolver for his men fighting in Mexico.
The result was the Walker model, and despite only about 1,100 of these massive six-shooters being produced, this iconic sixgun's power, accuracy and great range helped spread the word of Col. Colt's "repeating pistols," and put him back in the gun business! No region or state made a greater contribution than did Texas in the making of Col. Colt's firearms company, and no weapon played a greater role than did the Colt revolver in the making of Texas and the opening of the American West."
Cimarron's .44 caliber Walker is detail perfect with its 9-inch blued, part-octagon/part-round barrel, back strap, trigger and cylinder, a color case-hardened frame, loading lever and hammer, brass trigger guard and one-piece slim walnut stock. Correct period stampings like "U.S." and "1847" are found on the barrel assembly and the cylinder features the roll-engraved "Ranger and Indian" scene. Cimarron's 1847 Walker is the black powder "magnum" of today!
In 1846, the fledgling state of Texas prepared to do battle once again with Mexico. This time the U.S. Army backed the Texans and Rangers. Ranger Captain Sam Walker was sent back east by General Zachary Taylor (old rough 'n ready) to meet with Sam Colt concerning the manufacture of 1000 special holster pistols for use by the Rangers to tame the Texas frontier and quell the Mexican mess on the border. Walker was selected because of his knowledge of Colt firearms. The new revolver was to be bigger, 'half as long as your arm", and better than the Paterson.
At this time Colt was bankrupt and his factory had been sold at a Sheriff's sale for $7000.00. Colt commissioned Eli Whitney's manufacturing company to make the new revolver and the infamous Walker Dragoon was born.
All Cimarron percussion revolvers come with authentic finishes. With Cimarron's Original® finish the replica cannot be distinguished from the 150 year old original without close examination.
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