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by zzyzzogeton
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 19
Views: 4562

Re: Video on Colt Walker

An update on the Texas Ranger information... I was able to speak with Mike Cox, a noted author of multiple books regarding various aspects of Texas history, including a couple of books about the Texas Rangers (military not baseball :roll: ). I posed the question to him about real documentation (i.e....
by zzyzzogeton
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 19
Views: 4562

Re: Video on Colt Walker

Joe has outlined the problem with the extra cylinder usage very neatly. It is frequently asserted, and sometimes depicted in movies, that cylinder changing was a common practice with cap and ball revolvers. This assertion just does not seem to be supported by any evidence I have been able to find. ...
by zzyzzogeton
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 19
Views: 4562

Re: Video on Colt Walker

A couple of sources Some of the info comes from this book - Wilson, R. L. (1985). Colt An American Legend. Atabras. ISBN 0-89660-011-4. This online column from April 2011 describes the first major battle/skirmish between Comanche warriors and the Texas Rangers in June 1844. It does have one "am...
by zzyzzogeton
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 19
Views: 4562

Re: Video on Colt Walker

I'd be interested to know the source for carrying extra loaded cylinders if you would be so kind as to share it. Samuel Walker was killed at Huamantla, October 9th 1847 - during the Mexican War. His discussions with Colt took place in December of 1846 and the agreement to produce what became known ...
by zzyzzogeton
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects & Wanted/Selling
Topic: Video on Colt Walker
Replies: 19
Views: 4562

Re: Video on Colt Walker

Note - First post.. Edited to add pic of Paterson Colt after I figured out how to add pics. The reason Capt. Samuel Walker wanted troopers to be issued a pair of Walker Colts is because that is what he was used to carrying and that was the fighting tactic he was used to implementing. But first a lit...