Colt Whitneyville-Walker Pistol, The
Lt. Col. Robert D. Whittington III
Manufacturer part number: 0-9613049-0-1
The Colt Whitneyville-Walker Pistol, also known as the U.S. Model 1847, was the first repeating pistol purchased by the Army Ordnance Department for service use. It therefore received much attention from ordnance officers, who recorded and preserved historically significant details on the pistol, most of which are published for the first time herein. The Walker Pistol also firmly established Samuel Colt in the firearms business and initial use of the pistol by Texas Volunteers in the Mexican War created a legendary reputation for the Colt Revolver and firmly associated it with the Lone Star State. The author, Lieutenant Colonel Robert D. Whittington III, a native of Louisiana, a resident of Texas, and a retired United States Army Ordnance Officer, has long been associated with weapons of all categories, from flintlock to nuclear. He is also the author of 'German Pistols and Holsters 1934/1945 (Vol. 1-4)'. Over the past thirty years he has collected and studied Colt, Winchester, U.S. Martial, Smith & Wesson, Marlin, Ruger, and Browning firearms, in addition to World War II German pistols. Limited first edition. 96pp.