The Colt Walker, sometimes known as the Walker Colt, was a single-action revolver with a revolving cylinder holding six charges of black powder behind six bullets (typically .44 caliber lead balls). It was designed in 1846 as a collaboration between Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker and American firearms inventor Samuel Colt.
The Colt Walker holds a powder charge of 60 grains (3.9 g) in each chamber, more than twice what a typical black powder revolver holds. It weighs 4 1⁄2 pounds (2 kg) unloaded, has a 9-inch (230 mm) barrel, and fires a .44 caliber (0.454 in (11.5 mm) diameter) conical and round ball. The initial contract called for 1,000 of the revolvers and accoutrements. Colt commissioned Eli Whitney Junior to fill the contract and produced an extra 100 revolvers for private sales and promotional gifts. Notable recipients include John Coffee Hays.View Fullscreen
|Weight||4.5 lb (2.0 kg)|
|Length||15.5 in (390 mm)|
|Caliber||.44 ball, revolver
.454 in (11.5 mm), dia.
|Muzzle velocity||1,000 to 1,200 feet per second (300–370 m/s)|
|Effective firing range||100 yards (91 m)|
|Feed system||six-round cylinder|
|Sights||blade front sight, hammer notch rear sight|