Colt Walker 1847 Texas Ranger Commemorative .44 Cal Percussion Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1,086

WOA#: WY240129AC021

Make: Colt, America Remembers

Model: 1847, Texas Ranger Commemorative Second Generation Colt Walker 242 of 300

Serial#: 9710

Year of Manufacture: Modern, ATF Antique

Caliber: .44 Caliber

Action Type: Single-Action Percussion Revolver with 6-Round Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PATENT”.  The top of the barrel is marked “ADDRESS. SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY”.  The bottom of the trigger is marked “242 of 300”.    Etched in 24-karat gold on the left side of the barrel are the legendary Rangers Samuel Walker and John Coffee Hays, flanking a detailed group photograph dating from the late 1800’s. On the right side are shown William A. “Big Foot” Wallace and W.J. “Bill” McDonald, who is credited with the Ranger motto, “No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that’s in the right and keeps on a-comin.” Both sides of the barrel feature the name “Texas Rangers” surrounded by elegant scrollwork. In the true spirit of the lavish presentation pieces for which Samuel Colt was renowned, the tribute is resplendent with hand-polished 24-karat gold decoration throughout the trigger guard, trigger, backstrap, barrel wedge, and even the action screws.  The bottom of the trigger guard, bottom of the frame, and bottom of the grip frame is marked “9710”. The bottom of the grip frame is marked “AMERICA REMEMBERS” / AHL ASHLAND, VA”.

Barrel Length: 9”

Sights/ Optics:  The front sight is a blade fixed to the muzzle end of the barrel. The rear sight is a “V”-notch integral to the hammer which can be used when the hammer is cocked.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip is one-piece smooth polished walnut. There is no handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip is in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue, Case Color and Brass

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: The revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no operation wear on this revolver.  The markings are clear.  The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this revolver is in Like New condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. We did not fire this revolver. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This revolver comes with its display case, key, and America Remembers gun sleeve.

Our Assessment:  The Colt Walker Texas Ranger Commemorative, particularly the model numbered 242 out of a limited run of 300, is a highly sought-after collector’s item that pays homage to the storied history of the Texas Rangers and one of the most iconic firearms of the American frontier, the Colt Walker revolver. This edition is part of a series designed to honor the Texas Rangers’ pivotal role in law enforcement and the protection of the Texas frontier, as well as their association with the original Colt Walker, which was developed in collaboration with Texas Ranger Captain Samuel H. Walker in 1847.

This commemorative revolver replicates the formidable design and specifications of the original 1847 Walker, known for its significant firepower and accuracy, which made it a revered sidearm among the military and frontiersmen alike. The .44 caliber Colt Walker was distinguished by its large cylinder and heavy barrel, providing unparalleled power and range for a handgun of its time.

The Texas Ranger Commemorative edition is embellished with unique features that set it apart, including intricate engravings that celebrate the Texas Rangers’ heritage, with motifs and symbols relevant to their storied past. The limited edition nature of this series, with only 300 pieces produced, adds to its exclusivity and desirability among collectors. Each revolver is numbered, with model 242 carrying its own place in this prestigious lineage. Owning a piece like this offers not just a connection to the rich history of the American West and the Texas Rangers but also a testament to the enduring legacy of the Colt Walker as one of the most influential firearms in American history.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Colt Walker 1847 Texas Ranger Commemorative .44 Cal Percussion Revolver
Colt Walker 1847 Texas Ranger Commemorative .44 Cal Percussion Revolver