can you identify this?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Camshafted, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Camshafted

    Camshafted New Member

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    Here's the story. My dad had two of these .36 cal black powder pistols that he sold shortly before I was born. Ever since I have been getting into collecting, he can't stop talking about them and how he wished he would never had sold them. Well my brother in law and I came up with the idea to find one just like it for his birthday/ fathers day in May. Anyone have some ideas? I know it will be difficult to tell due to the similar styles they could be Ins the picture being so small.

    Thanks!

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  2. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Looks like a 1851 colt.

    I'm doing a job on the Italian remake of it.


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    Not the best pic sry.
    Its the revolver btw lol ;)
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Unless he is/was a small man the revolver pictured looks much larger than the typical .36 cal. It looks to me like a .44 caliber Walker Colt.
     
  4. Camshafted

    Camshafted New Member

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    Haha yeah I figured it wasn't the hi-point. If it is the gun you say, what would I be looking to spend on one? There are guns shows almost every month where I live. I plan to look there.
     
  5. kryptar19

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    Not sure what the retail is. Go to gunsamerica.com. if anybody has a true retail price, its them.
     
  6. Camshafted

    Camshafted New Member

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    My dads memory isn't the best. So it could have been a different caliber.
     
  7. kryptar19

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    It does look kinda big. It may be the later modle put out. I think its the 1859 or something like that, the problem is that that modle was only made for a few years.
     
  8. Camshafted

    Camshafted New Member

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    Holy balls Batman! Colt walkers are like $1,300!
     
  9. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    You may find a reproduction for cheaper.
     
  10. orangello

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  11. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Go to Uberti's website. They make a good reproduction.
     
  12. Chandler51

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    If you find a Colt Walker for $1,500, lemme know pls....
     
  13. Camshafted

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    Gunsamerica.com has a bunch for around 13
     
  14. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Original, genuine colt walkers are not $1300. Only 1200 were ever made, and IIRC, less than 130 are known to exist today. Poor examples sell for five figures, with the nicer ones approaching a half mil. In 2008, the nicest known example in existence, sold for $920,000.

    Here is a link to the story from outdoorlife.com....

    http://www.outdoorlife.com/node/1001308136

    What you are seeing are either replicas, or the Colt "F" model reissue.
     
  15. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    The gun in the pic does look like a Walker. Or at least one of the Dragoon
    models.

    Probably the most common (and most available as a repro) 36 caliber is
    the 1851 Navy, as others have said. You might want to look for a 1861
    Navy. Looks more like a 1860 Army, but is 36 cal, and has 10 more years
    of development and refinement over the '51.

    Several Italian companies make reproductions---for the price of a really
    beat up original you can buy your dad a pair of good quality repro's, and
    all the powder/balls/caps and misc goodies to shoot them.
     
  16. Camshafted

    Camshafted New Member

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    What's a good brand to look into?

    That's all kinda disappointing. I wonder if he knew what he was selling.
     
  17. Durangokid

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    That is a reproduction of a Colt Walker. Note a close look shows the loading lever does not have a latch. You can get a good reproduction for around $400 dollars. As mentioned orginal Walkers are very rare. That said Colt did make 2nd Gen. Walkers for awhile. These can be found for around $1,500 dollars. Colt used Italian parts by ASM to build these guns. The Uberti Walker is a nice C&B revolver for around $400.:)
     
  18. Durangokid

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    That is a reproduction of a Colt Walker. Note a close look shows the loading lever does not have a latch. You can get a good reproduction for around $400 dollars. As mentioned orginal Walkers are very rare. That said Colt did make 2nd Gen. Walkers for awhile. These can be found for around $1,500 dollars. Colt used Italian parts by ASM to build these guns. The Uberti Walker is a nice C&B revolver for around $400.:)
     
  19. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    No joke. Someone is missing some zero's!!
     
  20. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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