Colt Walker Percussion Revolver, serial no. 1017

Various artists/makers

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372

Colt Walkers were named in honor of Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (died 1847), who convinced Samuel Colt of the need for an improved revolver and participated in its design. It was manufactured by Eli Whitney Jr. (1820–1888), son of the famous American inventor and industrialist Eli Whitney (1765–1825).

Colt Walker Percussion Revolver, serial no. 1017, Samuel Colt (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862), Steel, brass, wood (walnut), American, Whitneyville, Connecticut

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