Colt Walker Model 1847

1847 Colt Walker

The Colt Walker was the largest and most powerful black powder repeating handgun ever made. Designed in 1847 by Samuel Colt and Texas Ranger Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker. Only 1100 of these guns were produced so they were hard to come by. The Colt Walker holds a powder charge of 60 grains (3.9 g) in each chamber, more than twice what a typical black powder revolver holds. It weighs 4½ pounds unloaded, has a 9-inch barrel, and fires a .44 caliber round ball. Captain Samuel Walker would carry the Colt Walker into the Mexican-American War. He was killed the same year in battle that the famous gun was invented.

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