Check out what I just ordered - Yes it's a gun

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  1. dawg

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    I love owning a piece of American History even if it's a replica.

    The gun is black powder so was very easy to order online, no gun laws for black powder guns in my state.

    The story of the single action revolver began the day the Alamo fell in 1836. That’s when Samuel Colt began production of a revolving-cylinder pistol at his Paterson, New Jersey, factory. The firearm was enthusiastically received by the Rangers of the newly independent Republic of Texas. And in 1844, the single actions made history when sixteen Rangers held off eighty Comanche warriors with their new Colt revolvers.

    One of those Rangers was Sam Walker. So in 1846, when war with Mexico was looming and Walker’s Mounted Rifles needed powerful handguns for action on horseback, Walker ordered 1,000 improved Colt revolvers. The Walker model held 60 grains of black powder and chambered six, .44-caliber balls. The massive fire-power needed a much stronger frame and a larger design than earlier models. The Walkers were 15-3/4" long and weighed nearly four and a half pounds. The reputation of the formidable Walker black powder firearms ensured Colt’s success.

    http://www.uberti.com/firearms/walker.php

    One hundred sixty years ago, Captain Samuel H. Walker and Samuel Colt met to discuss a new, more powerful revolver that would revolutionize firearms history. Captain Walker was very familiar with Samuel Colt’s Paterson revolver and wanted to discuss a recommendation for improving the performance of the revolver.

    Samuel Walker Colt RevolverAs you may recall, in 1844, Samuel Walker was one of sixteen courageous Texas Rangers who, though heavily outnumbered, nevertheless vanquished eighty fierce Comanche warriors.

    Their secret that day? The new and revolutionary five-shot Colt Paterson revolver that could shoot over and over again. Truly a remarkable achievement at the time.

    And yet, Lieutenant Walker knew then that this revolver wasn’t the ideal weapon he and the other Rangers needed. There was no attached hammer, the sights were primitive, and in Walker’s opinion, the revolver was too fragile to suit a Texas Ranger. He knew this handgun could be improved … and in 1847, he, Colonel Samuel Colt, and Eli Whitney, Jr., teamed up to do just that.

    As a result of their meeting, history would be changed forever, and the revolver that bears the name of Captain Walker would become one of the most famous firearms in the world.

    Today, America Remembers announces an exciting new project, which commemorates the legendary 1847 Walker Revolver that revolutionized gunmaking history and established Samuel Colt as a master gunmaker – and larger-than-life firearms legend. Designed in conjunction with author and historian Dennis Adler and master engraver Andrew Bourbon, the deluxe hand-engraved edition is limited to 100 cased revolvers.

    Each revolver in the edition is produced by Colt Blackpowder Arms Co. We feel very fortunate to have obtained revolvers for this historic edition, since it is no longer possible to obtain Walker revolvers from Colt Blackpowder Arms Co.

    Samuel Walker Colt Revolver - BackstrapEach Samuel H. Walker Tribute Revolver bears the Colt barrel address, “US 1847” on the right barrel lug, Sam Colt’s signature hand-engraved in gold script on the backstrap, a high-relief, 18-karat gold bust of Captain Walker hand-inlaid on the left recoil shield, and Walker’s signature, hand-engraved in gold, on the left barrel lug.

    This historic Walker Colt is hand-finished with a brilliant case colored frame and loading lever, high-polished blued barrel and backstrap accented by nitrite blue screws and wedge. The Walker cylinder is finished in the white, as were the original Walker Colts.

    Each revolver will be presented in a handcrafted, French fit walnut display case with a second interior glass lid to proudly display your Walker Colt. A framed portrait of Captain Walker inside the double inset walnut lid provides an even more historic feature to this stunning presentation. The most elaborate casing ever offered by America Remembers, this handcrafted presentation box is built exclusively for the Walker revolver by Pennsylvania furniture maker Duncan Everhart.

    Samuel Walker
    June 19, 1832 - August 13, 1911
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    Birth Place : Gore Port Finea County Westmeath

    Sir Samuel Walker, 1st Baronet (June 19, 1832 – August 13, 1911) was an Irish Liberal politician and lawyer. Born at Gore Port Finea County Westmeath, he was educated at Portarlington School and Trinity College Dublin before being called to the bar in 1855. In 1872, he was made a Queen's Counsel, and eleven years later he became Ireland's Solicitor General. The following year, he was elected Liberal Member of Parliament for County Londonderry, a seat he held for little more than a year before the constituency was divided, and in 1885 he was also for a period the island's Attorney General.

    An advocate for Home Rule, Walker remained within the Liberal Party after its split, and was eventually appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland when Gladstone returned to power in 1892. When Lord Rosebery's ministry fell three years later, he was made a Lord Justice of Appeal, and remained in this capacity until his reappointment as Lord Chancellor by the Liberal government in 1905. He was created a baronet the following year, and died in office in Dublin in 1911.

    You may recognize the gun from the movie:

    The Outlaw Josie Wells

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    Cant wait to get this gun and fire off some black powder and lead balls :)
     
  2. Bro

    Bro Oligarchical Corporatocracy VIP Gold

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    Sweet.
     
  3. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

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    So you're actually gonna shoot it, Dawg? It seems like a show piece

    Can you shoot Bro with it :)
     
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    That is a super awesome looking piece.
     
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    Bubber.
     
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    As a side note I always wondered why we were taught as children that Eli Whitney was black?:dontknow:


    Nice collectible Dawg...I wouldn't fire it.
     
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    Wow Beautiful gun Dawg!

    Have fun with it
     
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    We were never taught that. You must have had an uninformed teacher.

    Nice gun dawg and bullshit, fire everything, it wont sell for what you think it will, if you would even want to and guns are meant to be enjoyed.
     
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    I was taught EW was black as well

    Uniformed ? I doubt it. Probably PC brainwashing from liberal scum
     
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    I was taught black people hated Eli Whitney because he put so many of them out of work
     
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    And it freed up the all blaek womens for the Master to fuck :p

    How'd you like some chocolate milk to go wif dem pancakes Massa

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    I like my AV better. Our own boy elias made it for me :p
     
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    I guess misinformed is a better word than uniformed.

    Don't worry blackie, the gin didn't pick the cotton, just separated it.
     
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    Plz 'splain to de nigress what am black powder balls

    Not kidding, are they bullets?
     
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    have him take a look at the gun before you buy it


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    I musta been uniformed :D
     
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    Just for that I'm summonsing you to my chambers just around midnight.
     
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