Cimarron repro Colt 1847 Texas Ranger Walker .44 Black Powder Repeating Pistol
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Press release:  Fredericksburg, Texas (February 2018) – Cimarron Firearms, recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in Old West replica firearms, continue to honor American lawmen with their exact replica of the 1847 Texas Ranger Walker .44 black powder repeating pistol . . .

One of the largest and most powerful ever manufactured, the Cimarron version will be completely authentic to the original, including Company markings, and offered in Cimarron’s original finish.

Cimarron will donate 5 percent of the sale of every Texas Ranger Walker to the Former Texas Ranger Foundation. Founded in 1971 as a 501(c)(3) organization to support the oldest officially recognized Texas Ranger Organization, the Former Texas Rangers Foundation focuses on serving current and former Texas Rangers, their families and their contributions to Texas history.

Sam Walker

The original 1847 Walker was a collaboration between Texas Ranger Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (above) and Samuel Colt. The intention was to build a powerful handgun for close range. Carried in a saddle mounted holster, the .44 – .45 revolver would be powerful enough to engage an enemy or enemy horse.

Walker received and carried two of these revolvers in the Mexican-American War but was killed on the battlefield shortly after receiving them. Although Colt only manufactured 1,100 of them, 1000 military with company markings and 100 civilian models. The Colt Walker was used primarily in the Mexican-American War and on the frontier.

The six-round, single-action .44 features a 9” barrel, steel frame and Cimarron’s original finish with Company markings. Available later in 2018, the Texas Ranger Walker will have an MSRP of $668.75.

“The 1847 Walker was specifically designed to meet the hostilities of war and it put Samual Colt on the map as a gun maker,” Jamie Wayt, vice president of media for Cimarron Firearms, remarked. “The Texas Walker replica is meticulously produced. The attention to detail and craftsmanship make this replica a very special collector’s item.”

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Cimarron is recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in replica firearms. For the past 30 years, Cimarron has worked continuously to perfect the authentic detail, fit, finish and function of our line of frontier firearms. There is no other firearm that is near equal in value, strength, reliability and authentic detail as is the line from Cimarron Firearms Co.

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  1. This was the heavy hitter till .357 mag came along. Can’t wait to see vids of one of these thundering.

  2. I used to have a replica Walker – very powerful cap-and-ball revolver. I didn’t like the weight – 4-1/2 lbs. It is a true horse pistol and (for me) a two-hand gun. I don’t see how Josey Wales walked around with two Walkers on his belt without getting a hernia, and did quick-draw with them besides. I also didn’t like the habit of the loading lever dropping down from each shot’s recoil. But each chamber could hold 60 grains of 3Fg under a soft lead ball…as Andrew said, nothing topped it until the .357 magnum.

    • The first gun I ever bought was an Uberti Walker. You’re supposed to tie on a piece of string or strip of leather to keep the loading lever held up- at least that’s the way they did it 150 years ago.

    • They were not holster guns, they were saddle guns or “pommel guns”. You carried them, and most likely shot them, from horseback. The weapon you carried in your hand dismounted was your rifle.
      The Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, Texas, has quite the exhibit on the Ranger during the days of Walker and Jack Coffee Hays, and you can see from photographs and art work how the Rangers really used these weapons.

    • Are you sure about that 60 grains? Everything I’ve read said that the max load was 50 grains. Which, frankly, is a pretty powerful bang.
      The 1860 Army had a specified capacity of 35 grains, but was typically loaded only to 30, both for accuracy and recoil management. It could/can be loaded with ball or bullets.
      The .45 Colt has a case capacity of 40 grains, but was usually only loaded to 35.

      • the walkers were designed to use the same paper cartridge that the rifles used, so they only had to have one ammo bag..
        my uberti walker’s cylinder will hold 63 grn of FF under a .454 ball and still be able to get it past the forcing cone.. though that is just stupid.
        I use 45 grn with a 1/4″ felt lube wad under the ball.

    • Colt’s original Patterson was a financial failure and the company went bankrupt. The Walker contract allowed Sam to buy back some of his machinery, and put Colt on the map. The later dragoons saw military service, but you are right about the .32 cal. 1849 as being a commercial success, being manufactured until cartridge guns took the stage. In terms of firepower, the later 1862 Navy and Police, which were .36 caliber (five shot) built on the same frame as the 1849 was a better gun.

  3. Jack Hays :” He was the greatest Texas Ranger, the one the Comanches and Mexicans feared most, the source of countless legends of the Old West. Before Hays Americans came into the west on foot carrying long rifles, and that after Hays , everybody was mounted and carrying a six shooter.”

    From- “Empire of the summer Moon”.
    S.C. Gwynn.

  4. Interesting what that round ball will do, we had a 44 black powder vs 357 125gr hp’ s, the 44 made a deeper and larger hole in our test medium( mud river bank). If Cimmarons replicas are as good as the old Uberti’s I will probably get a 51 Navy.

    • I laid a plank on some straw bales and lined up 10 milk jugs. Shot them with a couple of WW II guns (Mauser and Garand?) which went through three and into the 4th, an AR-15 which went through two and into the third, and an 1861 Springfield replica, which went through six and creased the next two, after a couple of false starts where the ball flattened in the 1st or 2nd milk jug and careened off sideways.

      I’d have tried some handguns but I ran out of milk jugs.

      Surprised the heck out of me.

    • Cimarron is not a manufacturer. It sells Ubertis and Piettas, some of which are made, I believe, to Cimarron’s specifications. Colt Walkers have been around for a long time; this is simply one that has a special finish to make it look old.

      • cimarron is an overpriced polish shop. This is just like their ‘man with no name’ 1851 conversion from several years ago. Take an uberti made walker, ruin the finish and maybe the grip, and sell the $350 handgun for $600 or more.
        Get 2 uberti walkers in white for the same price. finish them yourself.

  5. I have a .44 black powder that I got in my younger days, I didn’t dry it properly after cleaning it and it’s got some rust pitting on it : ( I wish, that, I knew what I know now… when I was younger…

    • I doubt it, they aren’t considered “firearms” (unless califorinia has its own legislation concerning black powder, which honestly would not surprise me)

        • The California laws on black powder firearms are wonky. As you said, they are not firearms for the purposes of transfers. You can have them shipped to your door, or buy them over the counter with no waiting period and no background check. But they ARE firearms if you are a prohibited person. They are considered “unloaded” if they have only ball and powder, not being deemed “loaded” until you add a percussion cap. I am pretty sure they are considered firearms for the purpose of the open carry ban, but don’t quote me on it.

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