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.
Gun Barons, despite what appears on the cover, is less about the guns themselves and more about the men and machinations that led to their being, as well as their use in battle.
Founded in 1848 by inventor Samuel Colt, Colt’s Manufacturing Company is one of the oldest names in the American Firearms market, with a rich history spanning over a century. Today, Colt is still in operation under the ownership of the CZ Group.
In this week's episode, we'll explore the early history of Colt, test the Springfield Armory Waypoint 2020 and look back at the British Calisher and Terry carbine.
This finest known cased Colt Walker hammered for $1.6 million after seven and a half minutes of bidding.