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    Col. Walker with his 1847 Colt Walker Revolver


    [Texas Ranger]. John S. “Rip” Ford Half-Plate Ambrotype, circa 1858. This portrait features the legendary Texas Ranger at the apex of his career, likely May 1858, near the time of the Antelope Hills Campaign. Ford’s fringed buckskin coat, gauntlets, and flap revolver holsters appear well worn. In his right hand he holds a flat-brimmed, high-crowned hat. The holstered revolvers appear to be a Colt Dragoon and a Colt Walker, which weighed almost ten pounds together. (via Heritage Auctions)

    Colt Walker Set

    This extraordinary Colt revolver, serial number 1, is factory cased and exhibition engraved and was presented by Colt to Lewis Sheldon on December 1, 1871. Lewis Sheldon (1824-1880) was the bookkeeper and paymaster of Colt's Hartford factory and was employed by Colt from around 1863 until 1871.

    Historic Double Inscribed 4th Connecticut Vols. M-1862 Colt Police Revolver.

    Colt Single-Action Sheriff's Model Revolver, 1884; decorated 1982 Steel, gold, ivory; koa wood (case) O

    RANGERS: Early Texas Rangers Perhaps the most storied lawmen of the West were the Texas Rangers. Comanches, not outlaws, were the principle adversaries of the Rangers in the years immediately following the Civil War. Photos of Texas Rangers taken prior to 1870 are rare. This one of James Thomas Bird (left) and John J. Haynes was taken in 1868 and shows the young Indian fighters outfitted more like Civil War guerrillas than the later Texas cowboys.

    The Revolver of Clyde Barrow: Clyde Barrow, the latter half of the infamous 'Bonnie & Clyde,' is one of most recognizable names from the Depression Era's list of unsavory characters, ca. 1930's army special Colt 38. www.rockislandauc...

    An historic Smith Wesson No. 2 Old Model Army revolver owned by Wild Bill Hickok and carried by him when he was slain by the coward Jack McCall in Deadwood

    Frank James' Remington 1875, nickel plated, .44-40 caliber pistol.

    Moore Teat Fire Revolver: These.32 caliber pistols were designed by Daniel Moore and manufactured by Moore and his partner David Williamson. The Moore .32 Teat-fire, used a unique cartridge which circumvented the Rollin White patent owned by Smith and Wesson. These small revolvers proved very popular during the Civil War, with both soldiers and civilians, says pat 1864, Brooklyn N.Y.

    A Stahl percussion test revolver, Hassfurt, ca. 1865.

    Iver Johnson revolvers Guns of the Old West

    Samuel Colt’s 1851 Navy (top) was one of the most influential revolver designs of the mid 19th century. During the Civil War it was copied by Confederate armsmakers including Griswold & Gunnison (center) and J.H. Dance & Bros. (bottom).

    1858 Remington

    Confederate Revolver Le Mat 1856. The LeMat revolver was a .42 or .36 caliber cap & ball black powder revolver invented by Dr. Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, which featured an unusual secondary 16 gauge smooth-bore barrel capable of firing buckshot. It saw service with the armed forces of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War of 1861–65.

    A loaded and capped ’58 Remington is as formidable a handgun as you will find. There are no compromises with this Civil War era technology weapon.