Colt Walker Model 1847 Heritage Commemorative .44 Cal Percussion Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1,125

WOA#: WY240129AC023

Make: Colt

Model: 1847, Walker The Heritage Commemorative (Black Powder Series)

Serial#: 1436

Year of Manufacture: 1980, ATF Antique

Caliber: .44 Caliber

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

Markings: The left side of the barrel flat is marked “The Colt Heritage Commemorative”.  The left side of the receiver is marked “C COMPANY No 1436”.  The right side of the barrel flat is marked “U.S. / 1847” with Gold inlaid busts of Samuel Colt and Samuel Walker.  The top of the barrel flat is marked “ADDRESS.SAML COLT NEW -YORK CITY”.  The cylinder is marked “COLT’S PATENT”, “C COM-Y No 1436”, “WLOrms by Sc. NY”.   The bottom of the grip frame is marked “C COMPANY No 1436”.  The bottom of the frame and trigger guard are both marked “C COMPANY / NO1436”.

Barrel Length: 9”

Sights/ Optics:  The front sight is a brass 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 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.  There is some verdigris around the front sight.   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, gold leaf Colt Heritage book signed by R.L. Wilson with matching number to the revolver, owner’s manual, blackpowder series catalog, Colt Tray Letter, Receipt.

Our Assessment: The Colt Walker 1847 “The Heritage Commemorative” edition, with serial number 1436 out of 1850, is part of Colt’s Blackpowder Series, a line that pays tribute to the historic firearms that shaped American history. This specific edition celebrates one of the most legendary revolvers of the 19th century, the Colt Walker, originally designed in collaboration with Texas Ranger Captain Samuel H. Walker in 1847. The Walker was renowned for its formidable power and capacity, making it the most powerful black powder revolver of its time, widely used during the Mexican-American War and by frontiersmen across the expanding United States.

This commemorative model is meticulously crafted to mirror the original specifications and appearance of the 1847 Walker, including its .44 caliber chambering and distinctive features such as the large cylinder and long barrel, which contributed to its impressive accuracy and range. The “Heritage Commemorative” is distinguished by its limited production run, with only 1850 units made, signifying the year that Colt began mass production of their famous revolvers. Each piece is adorned with special engravings, finishes, and markings that celebrate the rich heritage of the Colt Walker, including the serial number denoting its place in the series. Collectors and historical firearm enthusiasts cherish these revolvers not only for their historical significance but also for the craftsmanship and attention to detail that honor the legacy of Samuel Colt and the era of the American West. The inclusion of this piece in any collection adds a touch of historical prestige, commemorating the indelible impact of the Colt Walker on American firearms history.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Colt Walker Model 1847 Heritage Commemorative .44 Cal Percussion Revolver
Colt Walker Model 1847 Heritage Commemorative .44 Cal Percussion Revolver