Colt made a black powder pistol for the Texas Rangers in 1847 and it was called the Walker. Only 1,100 were made, and only 168 of those still around, today. Well, now you can get your own Walker because Cimarron Firearms Company is producing a replica of this classic cowboy pistol.
A True Reproduction
This gun is made following the original dimensions from Colt. It’s a beast with a 9-inch barrel with a .456-inch bore. The rifling has seven grooves with a right-hand twist and it twists once in 103 inches. It shoots a .44 caliber bullet, and the six cylinders take about 30 grains of black powder. The steel is all blued and then chemically washed to give it the classic patina. The grips are walnut.
The only real difference is that this gun is made with modern steels which are more durable. It’s included powder horn has a brass finish, the tin for percussion caps is very cool, it includes a nipple wrench and it all comes in a commemorative display case.
The great thing is that you can shoot this gun without worry that you’re depreciating an original Colt. It makes lots of smoke, too, and should be a real hoot to shoot.
The cylinder has an engraved scene of cowboys chasing Indians. The company name and serial is carved in several places. The brass front strap and trigger guard make it soft and graspable. The antiqued finish with scratches makes this gun look truly well-used and I think it’d be a shame if you didn’t go out and use it.
Cimarron will only produce 1,100 of these guns, just as the originals. Each run will be made in the same order as the originals, which, interestingly, started with C Company. See the listing below for how many will be made for each company. Proceeds from this gun go to help the Former Texas Rangers Foundation build a new museum in Fredericksburg, Texas.
The gun costs $570.38 with Original finish or $470.38 with standard bluing, and the commemorative case comes with all. Original finish is pictured here. You can purchase yours directly from the Cimarron Fire Arms Company.