Colt Walker Kit


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KevininPa
June 21, 2007, 01:15 PM
Hello everyone, I'm posting to see if anyone has info, good or bad, about the Walker kit that's advertised in Dixie Gun Works. My buddy wants a Walker but is turned off by the price compared to other black powder revolvers. He also said that he wouldn't mind a kit to work on, so this seems the perfect gig for him. The only thing I found out about it is that it is a Palmetto. I'm new to BP myself ( just got a ROA not long ago ), so I have no info on Palmettos to give him. There's 2 reviews on the Dixie site itself and those weren't bad. Thanks in advance for any information.

Kevin in Pa


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Tommygunn
June 21, 2007, 03:27 PM
While it is possible to obtain a halfway decent gun from Palmetto, they are considered the lowest on the BP revolver food chain. Some people call them junk. I have a Palmetto Eli Whitney navy in .36 and it is a fairly good revolver, IMHO. But given stories I've heard, I would suggest to your friend that he save his $$$ and invest in a Uberti, even a kit, if not finished gun. Uberti is well respected, and even given my experience with Palmetto I would always recommend Uberti way above Palmentto ... WAY WAY above!!

brentn
June 21, 2007, 03:48 PM
Does pietta make a walker? Would love to buy one but my dealer doesn't seem to carry uberti, and the one that does won't order in any BP for me as their range doesn't approve of it.

mykeal
June 21, 2007, 06:23 PM
I recently did a short survey of all the internet sites that sold Colt Walkers; there were several and they varied considerably in price. Uberti and Palmetto were the only two manufacturers represented. I am thus under the impression that Pietta does not make a Walker.

brentn
June 22, 2007, 12:25 AM
Yea i think your right.. From what I've heard about palmetto I will spend the extra $ on an uberti. Theres one other dealer here in town that i haven't tried, maybe I'll get some luck on being able to buy one.

subgunner
June 22, 2007, 12:28 AM
Midway USA has Uberti Walkers on sale for $319.99

mykeal
June 22, 2007, 07:37 AM
Two months ago the Midway USA web site price was $310. And it was also a "sale" price.

They are subject to the fall of the US dollar vs the Euro, so I'm not surprised. This is probably true for all the other suppliers as well.

KevininPa
June 22, 2007, 10:34 AM
Someone pointed out a Uberti Kit at DGW for $265. I don't know how I missed that one. Not only will I steer my buddy towards that, I might get one myself as a winter project.


Kevin in Pa

Musketman
June 22, 2007, 02:14 PM
I dont know if you saw my little "thread" on the walker kit I got from Uberti. The gun came in very good condition even though its a kit. All that you need to do is sand the grips to your liking, and file/sand the trigger gaurd clean. then if you want...blue it.


here's my walker kit thread

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=280946

Snaggletooth
June 22, 2007, 11:31 PM
There are Colt Walkers out there at reasonable prices. I had one arrive this week. A member of another forum turned me on to it when I mentioned buying a kit Uberti. He said that there was one for sale at Kittery trading post. It was listed as 98 percent. I got it for $250. plus freight. Its a Uberti and I cant tell that its ever been fired. They are out there if you have patience

KevininPa
June 24, 2007, 01:27 AM
Nice piece of big iron there Musketman! I mainly did this thread for my buddy, but I'm definitely getting an itch for one of these " hand cannons" . You did a great job there. I think that I will get one these kits as a winter hobby.


Kevin in Pa

Musketman
June 24, 2007, 10:47 AM
thanks! You definiatly feel like your packing a weapon when you hold this thing. Its pretty fun too when out shooting in the woods. It adds a challenge for squirrels because you have to reload and what not after all 6 shots are gone. IT'S PRETTY FUN!

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