Monday, November 19, 2012
Samuel Hamilton Walker
Don't let his nice clothes and boyish face fool you, Samuel Hamilton Walker was a Texas Range and fierce fighter. As a Texas Ranger in the first half of the 1800's, Walker recognized the need for a sidearm with more firepower for fighting from horseback. He met with Samuel Colt and described his idea for a more pistol that packed a more powerful punch. Colt took his ideas, and created the famed Colt Walker, the most powerful sidearm of the day.
Walker died in Battle in Huamantla, Mexico in 1847. Some reports say that he died with a Colt Walker in each hand.