The Battle of Walker’s Creek on June 8, 1844, was perhaps the first major encounter by the Texas Rangers with Comanche Indians. The Texas Rangers were outnumbered five to one. Yet, the Texas Rangers use of the Paterson Colt Model, a .36-caliber five-shot revolving pistol with a trigger that disappeared into the frame, proved decisive. The Rangers pursued the Comanches with remarkable results as they fired five shots with deadly accuracy from each changeable cylinder while riding on horseback.
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