After Sam Colt's bankruptcy following the production of his initial Paterson revolvers, the design caught the attention of a Texas Ranger by the name of Sam Walker. The discussions between the two would see the birth of the largest handgun in the world at the time: the Colt Walker.
Firearm collecting has many facets and variations to its interests, but sometimes an association to a place can be enough to drive up the premium on some guns. This is the case with firearms associated with Texas, explored here by Rick Hacker.
In this week's episode, we'll explore the history of the Colt Walker revolver, review the Lockdown Puck and look back at the Abyssinian Mauser rifles.
This finest known cased Colt Walker hammered for $1.6 million after seven and a half minutes of bidding.
The types of firearms that modern Texans own and carry may have changed since they won Texas’ independence in 1836, but certain guns will always be associated with its fight to become a Republic and well beyond its eventual statehood.