Rare and Desirable U.S. Colt Walker Model 1847 "D COMPANY" No. 211 Percussion Revolver\nThis is an extremely rare example of a Colt Walker U.S. Model 1847 revolver that was manufactured in 1847 as part of a 1000 revolver contract for the U.S. Army. The revolver has a half round barrel, loading lever attached by a T- spring ahead of the barrel lug, brass square-back trigger guard, iron back strap and one-piece walnut grip. The massive nine-inch barrel is marked: "ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY" on the top flat with the address reading from the breech to the muzzle. The right side of the barrel lug is roll-stamped: "US/1847" in two lines above the wedge screw. "D COMPANY No 211" is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel lug above the wedge slot, on the left side of the frame and on the bottom of the iron back strap. The cylinder roll-engraved with the Ranger and Indian fight scene and the inscription: "MODEL U.S.M.R./ COLT'S PATENT. "D COM-Y No 211" is stamped in very small letters within the inscription. "871" is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder in small numbers between the chambers. This number indicates the revolver was the 871st revolver manufactured in the 1000 piece contract. The trigger guard is stamped: "D COMY No 211" in front of the trigger guard bow. The left side of the trigger guard underneath the grip and the inside of the grip are stamped with the serial number "211". All of the visible serial numbers match. The revolver has the original loading lever with a period replacement T-spring and hand-made replacement plunger. The barrel wedge is a handmade period replacement. The cylinder has a single safety pin between the chambers and has the distinctive pressure line just ahead of the oval cylinder stops. The U.S. contract Colt Walker revolvers were numbered 1-220 consecutively for Companies A-D and Colt manufactured 120 "E Company" marked revolvers to complete the 1000 revolver contract. The 220 D Company revolvers were delivered to the Army at New Orleans after the conclusion of the Mexican War and were shipped to the Baton Rouge Arsenal for storage in August 1848. The D Company Walker Revolvers were part of 500 Walker Revolvers subsequently issued to the 8th Military Department in Texas. Some of these revolvers were issued to the U.S. 2nd Dragoon Regiment and others were issued to Texas Rangers mustered into Federal service to fight Indians. Colt Walker Revolvers are rare in any condition. A Colt Walker Model Revolver is the key piece in any advanced Colt collection. Author R.L. Wilson stated that only 175 Walker revolvers are known to exist. This revolver was pictured on page 11 of the 1972 Texas Gun Collectors Antique Arms Annual Edition.