Project Description

This is a 1/3 scale 1847 Colt Walker Dragoon revolver made by the legendary Tom P. Weston of Mexico City, Mexico, back in the late 1940’s to 1950’s. This is often called the 6″ Walker by Weston collectors, as Weston made miniature Walkers in four different scales, this being the second to largest. 6” long overall with a 3 3/8″ part round part octagon barrel of about .16 caliber. The piece is fully functional, and will fire with the included original Weston percussion caps and lead bullets. You only need supply the powder.  The top barrel flat is marked “ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY”. The left side of the barrel lug, the left side of the frame, and the bottom of the gripstrap are marked “A COMPANY No 8”. The bottom rear of the barrel, the bottom front of the frame, and the bottom front of the triggerguard stamped with the number “8”. The right side of the barrel lug marked “US” and “1847” in two lines just above the wedge. Checkered hammer spur, the hammer has both half and full cock. The cylinder with the typical round cylinder stop notches without approaches. The piece is made of steel, which has been rust blued except for the triggerguard and blade front sight which are yellow brass, and the hammer which has been case hardened. The grips are one piece Rosewood with a high gloss varnish finish. The piece is 100% mechanically, and shows 99+% of the original rust blue finish.  The brass is a very dark beautifully aged patina and shows no signs of ever having been cleaned.  Accessories include a brass Colt Walker powder flask with the usual crossed flags, cannon, crossed Paterson rifles, & crossed Paterson revolvers.  The flask has the proper two triangular hanging rings, and the bullet compartment which would contain the conical balls.  The lid to the ball compartment swivels on a screw & is marked “COLT’S PATENT”.  The bullet mold is blued steel with three legs including the sprue cutter, & cast a single conical ball.  The combination tool is a nipple wrench, screwdriver, and mainspring vise.  The original Weston hinged top case is made of mahogany with a high gloss piano finish & has a push button latch.  The interior is French fit & lined in red kid goat leather, with the interior lid being padded.  The case has two compartments with turned ivory knobs.  The larger compartment at the right rear contains a nice quantity of proper cast lead conical balls.  The smaller rectangular compartment on the left side contains two gelatin capsules.  One capsule contains a nice quantity of original Weston percussion caps (not guaranteed to work or fire by the way) , the other contains a spare set of percussion nipples.  The accessories are also in 99+% condition.  The case does show some handling marks, with a significant wood ding on the bottom front, some oil staining to the interior lid lining, and some cellophane tape remnants on the bottom of the case, but overall is still in excellent condition.  This is the finest condition, & most complete Weston 1/3 scale Colt Walker set I have ever seen in my 28 years in the business.  The two capsules with the percussion caps & spare nipples are always missing.  A rare opportunity to purchase a truly top notch miniature the likes of which you may wait a lifetime to ever see again!!!  Stock # WM-01.  Price:  $4,500.00.