Tuesday, January 4, 2011
On this day in 1847
The Walker Colt Single Action revolver was the result of a collaboration between Sam Colt and Captain S.H. Walker, then serving in the Mexican War. He thought current revolvers under powered, and is perhaps the first proponent of the dictum that any pistol caliber is fine, as long as it starts with a 4.
The Walker Colt revolver in .454 offered power aplenty, said to be the most powerful handgun until the introduction of the .357 Magnum. You can own one of these unique pieces of firearms history for the low, low price of $920,000. Yikes.