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The Colt Walker revolver was carried into battle by the Texas Rangers during the Mexican-American War, named after the captain who commissioned its design. Nearly 200 years later, one of those original handguns was unearthed in, of all places, a bedroom lock box in Montgomery County, the end of a journey that covered thousands of miles. "They are the most historic, and historically important, revolvers," said Herb Glass Jr., the firearms historian who authenticated the Walker for Alderfer Auctions, a clearinghouse in Hatfield. Glass estimated that out of the 1,100 Walkers manufactured, about 160 survive. Alderfer's auctioneers place that number closer to the high 30s.
|"You can dislike guns all you want," Glass said.
And if you do, you're an anti-American prog who should move to The Land Dewn Undah.