Colt 2nd Gen F-Series 1847 Walker .44 Cal Cap & Ball Revolver 1980s Antique
SOLD FOR: $1432
Model: 1847 Walker, 2nd Gen “F” Series
Serial Number: 2246
Year of Manufacture: 1980-1982, ATF Classified as Antique
Caliber: .44 Caliber Ball
Action Type: Single Action Percussion Black Powder Revolver
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY”. The cylinder is engraved with a Texas Ranger and Indian battle scene and “MODEL U.S.M.R. / 2246 / COLT’S PATENT”. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the butt, trigger guard, frame and barrel assembly. The right of the barrel is marked “US / 1847”.
Barrel Length: 9”, Half-Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a sloping front surface fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a notch in the hammer, visible when cocked.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one-piece smooth walnut. The grip has light handling wear with a few scattered minor nicks and scratches. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, Case Color & Brass
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered minor marks, most notable at the hammer screw on the left frame flat. The brass trigger guard has some spots of light discoloration. There is minor operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to very lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear, though the trigger guard’s serial marking is in a spot of dishing, likely a factory error. Overall, this revolver is in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces almost no play on each of the six chambers. The barrel has no play to the frame. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories:
-Black cardboard Colt Blackpowder Series box with serial-matching label.
-Wood presentation case.
-Brass powder flask.
-Case color nipple wrench/screwdriver.
-Two tins of caps, one Dynamit Nobel, one CCI. The tins appear to be mostly-full but may be partials.
-Factory paperwork including manual and yellow “stop-sign” hang-tag.
Our Assessment: This is a 2nd Generation “F”-Series Colt 1847 Walker. The 1847 Colt Walker was the largest and most powerful black powder repeating handgun ever made. It was created in the mid-1840s in a collaboration between Texas Ranger Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (1817–47) and American firearms inventor Samuel Colt (1814–62), building upon the earlier Colt Paterson design. Walker wanted a handgun that was extremely powerful at close range. This example looks fantastic, but it would certainly be more suitable for actually firing than an original! It also comes with a nice presentation case for display. If you want an authentic Colt 1847 but don’t want to take out a 2nd mortgage to buy one, this is the Walker for you. It should make for a great piece for any collection, especially if you like blowing some smoke at the range. Please see our photos and good luck!