Very good to excellent overall restored condition. Very nice dark brown restored patina with some scattered minor pitting on the barrel and frame. There are several minor dings on the cylinder, but unlike 99% of the known Walkers the cylinder serial # matches the frame. The trigger guard has a nice aged patina, the loading lever assembly is a restored replacement. The grip is good with normal minor dings and dents as seen on the heavily used Walkers.
All of the markings have been restored and clarified to make legible. No cylinder scene visible, otherwise, the markings are clear.
The action is fine. Colt expert R. L Wilson identified 175 surviving Colt Walker Model Revolvers from the total production of 1,100. Robert Whittington stated that 150 U.S. contract Walker Model revolvers had been identified when his book was published in 1984.
This authentic, rare and historic example of a Colt Walker Revolver from the original group of A Company revolvers issued to the Texas Mounted Volunteers and U.S. Mounted Rifles during the Mexican War will be the apex of any serious gun collection and is supported by provenance and documentation provided by Colt authority R.L. Wilson and Lt. Col. Robert D. Whittington