Friday, June 21, 2024

Question: What early Texas Ranger had a Colt pistol named after him?

Answer: Samuel Hamilton Walker. After demonstrating the Paterson Colt revolver’s effectiveness in conflicts with Comanche Indians, Walker suggested improvements to the weapon that Samuel Colt incorporated into a new design that came to be known as the Walker Colt. Unlike earlier versions, it had a fixed trigger, a trigger guard, and a loading lever beneath the 9-inch barrel. It weighed an unprecedented 4 pounds, 9 ounces.