UBERTI BLACK POWDER REVOLVER - COLT 1847 WALKER .44
Uberti black powder revolvers are exact replicas of their famous predecessors, and are built to perform reliably and safely with modern black powder loads.
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Samuel Colt began production of a revolving-cylinder pistol on the day the Alamo fell in 1836.
Produced at his factory in Paterson New Jersey Colt’s new pistol was enthusiastically received by the Rangers of the newly independent Republic of Texas and in 1844 Colt’s pistol made history when sixteen Rangers held off 80 Comanche warriors with their new revolvers.
Former Texas Ranger Sam Walker had been in the Comanche fight in 1844 and became a firm believer in Colt’s pistols.
In 1846 war with Mexico was looming and Walker’s U.S. Mounted Rifles needed a powerful handgun for mounted combat.
Colt built a revolver for them that held 58 grains of black powder and chambered six .44 caliber balls.
Sam Walker ordered 1 000 of them and rode off to Mexico.
The Walker’s massive fire-power needed a much stronger frame and larger overall gun design than earlier models the Walker weighed nearly four-and-a-half pounds and was 15¾” long.
The Walker’s reputation assured Colt’s future success.
Uberti Colt 1847 Walker 9” Barrel Black Powder Revolver 44cal.
Forged steel colour case hardened frame. Brass trigger guard. Steel back strap. Six shot, engraved cylinder. One piece walnut grip. Forged steel barrel. Barrel length: 9inch (230mm) 7 Grooves. Left hand twist. Total length 400mm. Weight 2Kg.
Manufactured in Italy by Uberti. In 1959, Aldo Uberti founded A. Uberti, S.r.l. in the village of Gardone Val Trompia in the Italian Alps and began making replicas of Civil War-era cap-and-ball revolvers. As the experience and skill of his craftsmen grew, Uberti expanded into replicas of rifles. Not only are the Uberti guns exacting replicas down to the finest detail, but with modern machinery and materials, they’re actually better than the originals.
Manufactured in Italy by Uberti. Uberti is a well known manufacturer of high quality replicas of 19th century American percussion revolvers, carbines and rifles. These replicas are used by historical re-enactors and target shooters. Thanks to their exceptional quality, Uberti replicas are also sought after by collectors and historical firearms enthusiasts.