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    Pictured in The Book of Colt Firearms by RL Wilson

    Colt Company A No. 126 Walker Percussion Revolver.
    A Company No. 126 [marked on barrel, cylinder, frame, triggerguard and butt], .44 caliber, 9-inch part octagonal and part round barrel with fixed front brass sight. Originally this gun was blued with brass triggerguard, front and backstrap. Top of barrel marked: ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY. Right side of barrel lug marked: US / 1847. Brass triggerguard. Smooth walnut grip panels. Note: Gun was manufactured in 1847 at the Whitneyville, Conn factory. According to research, "A" Company was the second group of Colt Walkers assembled by Colt. This gun is pictured in the book, The Book of Colt Firearms by R.L. Wilson on page 80 as part of the Robert Q. Sutherland Collection. It is also described by serial number on page 79 in the book, The Colt Whitneyville-Walker Pistol by Lt. Col. Robert D. Whittington, III. A Study of the Pistol and Associated Characters 1846-1851. All Colt Walker percussion revolvers are rare and desirable in any condition found. Flayderman states "The Walker is the greatest prize of any Colt Collection. Slightly more than 10 percent of the original total manufactured have survived to appear in modern day collections and museums." See 5B-018. Both copies of the books in which this Colt Walker is described in, are included in the sale.

    Provenance:
    Robert Q. Sutherland Collection.
    Private Collection.

    Condition: Very good as touched up and restored. The finish primarily a smooth dark grey/brown (added) patina with scattered wear and pitting. No cylinder scene present apart from 126. Some marks and dings to cylinder. Brass furniture with age wear patina. Lever assembly is a replacement. Scuffs and dings present to grip panels. Some dark toning and pitting to brass in areas. Marred screws. Some markings appear a bit fresh. While describing and researching the gun against the original photo from the Sutherland Collection book, we noticed on the left side of frame that the "A" before Company No. 126 was missing and only a faint fraction of the top of the "A" appeared visible, although other markings on the actual gun and photo confirmed it is the same gun. without a doubt, we believe at some point during the restoration or touch up process of the gun, the letter was buffed or cleaned. We do not want to speculate or know exactly what happened, but we think it might of had some rust or pitting issues and hence the work performed. Action good. Bore dark.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    11th Sunday
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