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Historic Colt Company A No. 126 Walker Model Percussion Revolver. A rare example 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. One of 40 A Company Walker Model Revolvers on the list of known Walker pistols on page 79 of "The Colt Whitneyville-Walker Pistol" by Lt. Col. Robert D. Whittington. Also featured and described on page 80 of “The book of Colt Firearms” by R.L. Wilson. Half octagon nine inch barrel with German silver front sight blade and hinged round tip loading lever with a T-shaped spring. Large six shot cylinder with oval stop slots and single locking pin. The brass square back trigger guard. Iron back strap. Top barrel flat marked with one line address "ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY" reading toward the front. The left side of the barrel lug and the frame are marked "A COMPANY No 126" in two places. The right side of the barrel lug is stamped "US" directly above the wedge screw. "A COMPANY No 126" is also marked on the butt and the cylinder and front of the trigger guard are marked "A COMyNo 126" in small letters. The revolver was finished in blue with a brass trigger guard and it is fitted with a one piece "Slim Jim" profile smooth walnut grip. C Provenance:Robert Q. Sutherland Collection.Private Collection

Condition

Condition Report 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

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A Historic and rare Colt Walker Company A No. 126

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000Dec 9, 2018