Walker 44

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by PWC, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. BobWright

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    In reading an account of the battle of the Rosebud, the Infantry carried the 1873 Rifles and rode mules, the Cavalry rode horses and were armed with the 1873 Carbine. It was noted the Indians kept their distance due to the greater range of the Infantry's rifles.

    From Wikipedia:
    The soldiers, particularly the mule-riding infantry, were fatigued from the previous day's 35 miles (56 km) march and the early morning reveille at 3:00 am.


    Crook also sent two infantry companies to occupy a nearby hill to aid Royall with long-range rifle fire, which kept the Lakota and Cheyenne at a distance. The Lakota and Cheyenne did not attempt any serious attacks on the infantry, respecting the longer range of their rifles as compared to the carbines the cavalry carried.


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  2. dfariswheel

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    I went through Haven & Beldan's book "The Colt Revolvers: 1836 To 1940" which has all the original patents and many Colt advertisements.

    During that period the Colt small revolvers were listed as "Pocket Pistols", medium framed models as "Navy or Belt Pistols", and .44 revolvers were advertised as "Holster Pistols or Army Pistols".
     
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    I have resisted posting all but a few pics of the back room inventory. Most of the items back there aren't weapons or related to weapons, and therefore not really THR material. The other reason is this: None of the Artifacts in the back room are viewable to the public. I'll post a few pics as a teaser. Holsters and bayonets? We have hundreds of them. Drawers of arrowheads as well.
     

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  4. GeoDudeFlorida

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  5. Stan Rosen

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    You ever feel like you know something about firearms history, then read a thread and realize how ignorant you still are? Thank you gentlemen for that experience.
     
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  6. no.5enfield

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    I've seen the "horse pistol" question come up multiple times over the years in regards to the Walker. Did they get carried on the body or strictly saddle? I don't know of a photo showing belt carry, but I have seen pics of Rangers carrying multiple Pattersons in holsters, belts and pockets. I'd bet money that those guys carried anything they could get their hands on, in addition to the issued pistols. Most probably packed a pair of Pattersons on their person when walking any distance (which was rare).

    Also, Empire of the Summer Moon is a must read for anyone with more than a passing interest in Texas, The Rangers or Comanche.
     
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