A cartridge-converted Colt Walker, known as the Ranger is the second most powerful pistol in both Call of Juarez and Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. In Call of Juarez: Gunslinger , it is the most powerful handgun in the game.
The Colt Walker was the largest and most powerful black powder repeating handgun ever made. It was created in the mid-1840s in a collaboration between Texas Ranger Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (1817–47) and American firearms inventor Samuel Colt (1814–62), building upon the earlier Colt Paterson design. The Walker Colt holds a powder charge of 60 grains (3.9 g) in each chamber, more than twice what a typical black powder revolver holds. It weighs 4½ pounds (2 kg) unloaded, has a 9-inch (229 mm) barrel, and fires a .44 caliber (0.454 in, 11.53 mm diameter) conical and round ball. The initial contract called for 1,000 of the revolvers and accouterments.
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Ray McCall starts out Chapter I with two regular rangers in his inventory (Superb conditions with an unlock code). This weapon can be found in later
episodes in Prime and Superb condition at weapon shops, and can be purchased with money acquired during story or side quests. In multiplayer it's used by three classes: the Officer, the Trapper, and the Miner.
Call of Juarez
- Real Walkers had a tendency to explode in use because the powder load was so massive, and the metal used to make the guns was not without flaws combined with the fact that many users were unfamiliar with how to load revolvers since they were a new technology, thus did so incorrectly causing failure.
- The Bound in Blood version of the ranger is modeled after the Remington 1861 Army Revolver. Like the original Colt Walker, the 1861 Army is a cap and ball percussion revolver. However, the in-game pistols are cartridge conversions that utilize bullets.
- In Gunslinger, the ranger is now modeled after a Colt 1851 Navy, as noted by the octagon-shaped barrel and smaller profile. The shape of the trigger guard however is more akin to a Walker.