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Update on Colt-Walker 1847 revolver

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mnhogrider, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. mnhogrider

    mnhogrider

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    This is the thread I started a couple of weeka ago :

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1271548

    Some of you wanted an update. My Father-in-law sent an E-mail and the photos that I took to Colt. This is the reply he got today:

    "From the pictures you have submitted, this does appear to be a Colt Walker Revolver. Although, I am a little suspicious of the address marking on the top of the barrel as it is missing the dash mark between "New-York", I still feel you should consider getting the gun evaluated and appraised..I can suggest a Mr. Herb Glass, Jr. in New York or a Mr. John Gangel in California. Either of them would be a good person to have evaluate it. Unfortunately, we cannot offer research services or a documentation letter on this piece as the records did not survive. So, getting an appraisal would be the next best thing. I can also send you a excerpt on the Walker model from "The Book of Colt Firearms" by R.L. Wilson that will give you general background information on the model, the markings and the characteristics of the revolver."

    If you would like this information, please let me know and I will have a copy made and get it into the mail for you.

    Sorry we cannot offer you more on this.

    Regards,

    Beverly Haynes
    Colt Historian

    My Father-in-law say's that the dash between New & York is there. It just can't be seen in the photos. I told him I can get some better photos for him and then E-mail the recomended appraisers and see what they have to say.

    I Googled the appraisers and it looks pretty easy to contact either one. Has anybody heard of or had any experiences with either of these two fellows?

    So, the story continues, and it's getting pretty interesting! I'll post anything else I find out.
     
  2. Road Dog

    Road Dog Senior Member Millennium Member

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    Awesome keep us posted.

    RD
     

  3. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    I can't wait to see where this goes.
     
  4. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    sure hope it turns out to be real and works out for you, or him.
     
  5. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Pretty cool, definitely keep us posted. Sounds like you're sitting on something pretty special.
     
  6. bac1023

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    :wow:

    Those things sell for incredible amounts of money.

    If its right, you're talking hundreds of thousands of dollars. :cool:
     
  7. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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  8. ronin.45

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    Can't wait to hear the outcome.
     
  9. 1gewehr

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    Herb Glass Jr is a noted expert on early Colt revolvers. His father was probably the all-time expert on anything Colt, and his son has certainly learned the trade.

    I rejoice in your families good fortune and know that this is exciting for you all!
     
  10. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

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    Excellent news! Thank you for keeping us posted, and here's hoping it's real.
     
  11. cmecha

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  12. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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  13. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo Ancient Member Millennium Member

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    tagged for more info
     
  14. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

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    What a pistol:wow: tagged as well
     
  15. xtreme99

    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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    tagged from me too.
     
  16. wow, that's incredible!!