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scrat
February 18, 2008, 09:27 PM
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GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 18, 2008, 09:34 PM
Member....

scrat
February 18, 2008, 09:35 PM
and always welcomed.

DixieTexian
February 18, 2008, 09:45 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c178/DixieTexian/S1031017.jpg

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 18, 2008, 09:51 PM
Dixie Texian, WELCOME ABOARD....

Misfire99
February 18, 2008, 09:58 PM
This thread might be the place to put this. I was just watching the Antiques Road Show. They went to a museum in San Antonio and showed some cap and ball revolvers from the Texas Rangers. The first one they showed was the Paterson. Then went on to show a couple of Walkers and ended with the Dragoon. Something they said about the Walker I had not heard before. They said that the metallurgy of the cylinders was not up to the challenge and they had a habit of exploding when fired. I had not heard this about the Walkers before. But the guy who said it was a curator of a museum that specialized in Old Texas antiques so I suspect that he knows his stuff. Has others heard this about the original Walkers? He also pointed out the problem of the loading lever falling under recoil and then showed how the Dragoon solved these problems.

So what do you all think about the mystery of the exploding Walker cylinders? (sorry I'm reading a lot of Hardy boys with my son.)

DixieTexian
February 18, 2008, 10:06 PM
Some people think it was because most people who were issued them had never shot a revolver before, much less loaded and shot one. That, and the picket bullets issued with them were pretty unusual for the day as well. There is some speculation that they loaded these conical bullets upside down, creating a sort of shape charge in the cylinder.

scrat
February 18, 2008, 10:13 PM
Some Colt Walker info for you

The Walker Colt followed the first successful Colt Revolver, the Paterson model produced between 1836-42. The Republic of Texas was the major purchaser of the early revolver and Samuel Walker became familiar with it during his service as a Texas Ranger. In 1847, Walker was engaged in the Mexican-American War as a captain in the United States Mounted Rifles (USMR- colloquially, but inaccurately, called "Dragoons.") He approached Samuel Colt requesting a large revolver to replace the single shot Aston Johnson holster pistols in use. The 44-.45 caliber revolver would be carried in saddle mounted holsters and would be large enough to dispatch horses as well as enemy soldiers. The Walker Colt was almost sixteen inches long and weighed 4 pounds nine ounces. The initial contract called for 1,000 of the revolvers and accouterments. Colt commissioned Eli Whitney Junior to fill the contract and produced an extra 100 revolvers for private sales and promotional gifts. The Walker Colt was used in the Mexican-American War and on the Texas frontier.

Problems with the Walker included its very large size, ruptured cylinders attributed to primitive metallurgy or (more likely) loading the original picket bullets backwards into the chambers and, an inadequate loading lever catch that often allowed the loading lever to drop during recoil, preventing fast follow-up shots. Period-correct fixes for this often included placing a rawhide loop around both the barrel and loading lever, to prevent the loading lever from dropping under recoil and locking the action.

Subsequent contracts beginning in 1848 followed, for what is today known among collectors as the 1st Dragoon, 2nd Dragoon, and 3rd Colt Dragoon Revolver models that were all based on the Walker Colt, enabling a rapid evolution of the basic revolver design. These improvements included shorter chambers, typically loaded only to 50 grains instead of 60 grains, thereby reducing the occurrence of ruptured cylinders, and the addition of a positive catch at the end of the loading lever to prevent the dropping of the loading lever under recoil.

The Walker Colt was quite powerful, with modern replicas firing modern FFFg blackpowder producing energy levels in excess of 500 foot pounds with both picket bullets and 0.454 inch diameter (141 grain) round ball bullets. The black powder Walker Colt is regarded as the most powerful commercially-manufactured repeating handgun from 1847 until the introduction of the .357 Magnum in 1935, and has a muzzle energy nearly exactly the same as a 4-inch barreled handgun firing a .357 Magnum. The Walker Colt has long maintained a unique position and mystique among handgun users, and its name is often used as a common expression of any overly-large generic handgun example.

Medical officer, John "R.I.P" Ford took a special interest in the Walkers when they arrived at Vera Cruz. He obtained two examples for himself and is the primary source for information about their performance during the war and afterward. His observation that the revolver would carry as far and strike with the same or greater force than the 54 caliber Mississippi Rifle seems to have been based on a single observation of a Mexican soldier hit at a distance of well over one hundred yards. The Walker, like most succeeding martial pistols and revolvers was a practical weapon out to about fifty yards.

Yankee John
February 18, 2008, 10:15 PM
Member!

John

mykeal
February 18, 2008, 10:24 PM
Can I be treasurer? Just send the money to me....
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Colt%20Walker/P1140022.jpg

scrat
February 18, 2008, 10:29 PM
Wow very nice pics

Ok roll call

Member List

SCRAT
GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
DIXIE TEXIAN
YANKEE JOHN
MYKEAL TREASURE

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 18, 2008, 10:48 PM
Yankee John, NICE REEVOLVA THERE, SUR!!

speckdds@bellsouth.net
February 18, 2008, 10:53 PM
Just posted for help on finding a Walker Holster, then noticed this thread. Purchased my Uberti Walker last month...read your posts and others, and now have fired in various ways 100 rounds. If you'll let a rookie black powder guy join, tell me what to do and I'm in! Thanks again for all your help and information.

mykeal
February 18, 2008, 11:09 PM
Somebody wanted to see targets...
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Colt%20Walker/R0011747.jpg

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 18, 2008, 11:11 PM
Afternoon Mr. MyKeal sir!...Treasurer..hmmm...I think I shall refer to you as the 'Knight of the Money Bins'. You may of course simply refer to me as 'Bwana' or perhaps the 'Great White Hunter'
I myself have a pair of Walkers. One of them has never been fired. It is lubed and put away as a spare.
Well, good evening to you sir....I do so love it when someone can hit the bullseye....

scrat
February 18, 2008, 11:13 PM
OH my nice indeed. very nice mr money man

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 18, 2008, 11:34 PM
speckkdds@bellsouth.net.. Hell of a name.
Good news for you tonight, sir!
Nothing is required of you other than the fact that you appreciate a fine revolver such as the .44 Colt Walker.
The treasurer, Mr. MyKeal, who serve's as Knight of the Money Bins, may wish to speak with you concerning a few small trivial details such as a minute and paltry sum collected once a year (cash in advance of course) for the priviledge of belonging to the club.
Then of course there's the matter of a small fee (not really even enough for one to sneeze at) that must be paid each time you put the letters 'Colt' or 'Walker' into print on this thread, and of course I'm sure someone has already mentioned to you about the fine you will have to pay if you ever spell the word 'Walker' without using a capital 'W'.
Other than that I guess that's about it. There are a few other little things such as a licensing fee for the right to brag on this thread (the premium license which cost's only a bit more will give you the right to tell lies on here) and what have you but someone else will get with you on that and the other little odds and ends I forgot to mention.
In the meanwhile, WELCOME ABOARD....

scrat
February 18, 2008, 11:45 PM
hahahahahahaha

oh shoot. i was drinking a glass of orange juice when i read this. i almost spit it all up i was laughing so hard.

yes you can not use the word WALKER unles the W is capitalized.

Later on we will require BOLD PRINT

roa hand guns not allowed

WALKER only

mukluk
February 18, 2008, 11:49 PM
My best shooting to date at 50 yards:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/SMLE1918/BP/Walker2.jpg

Load was 55gr Goex 3f, Hornady .454 balls with Crisco and CCI #11 mag caps.

Yehen
February 19, 2008, 12:06 AM
Man...50 yards. That's awesome. Don't think I could shoot that accurate with a modern handgun.

Warren
February 19, 2008, 01:20 AM
Don't own one but I like 'em.

bigbadgun
February 19, 2008, 06:57 AM
Ok ok let me throw my horse pistol up hear also.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 08:20 AM
Scrat, good morning. Fine thread you'vd got started here!
Damn good idea about the bold print. I like that!....

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 08:25 AM
Mukluk, that is some passable shooting right there. If I have to go to war I want you standing next to me....

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 08:26 AM
Warren, good morning....

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 08:34 AM
speckdds@bellsouth.net..
The Gentleman who's Username on this site is 'Bigbadgun' made this holster for me.
He does good work and at a very reasonable price.
He dosen't do it for a living so to speak and is therefore not interested in charging high prices. He simply enjoy's working with leather and has good skills at doing so.
He will ship it right to your front door in a timely fashion.
Plus I think he enjoy's helping out fellow members of the 'family'.
Blackpowder shooters have a thread running between them that sort of bind's them together. They may look different, and come from different walk's of life, but on the bottom line they're all in the same boat. We all have a common love and we also all have a common enemy out there who labor's 24/7/365 to deprive us of this love. That we must never forget.
Cabela's sell's a tough and durable holster made specifically for the Walker. It's the one pictured on a couple of my posts on this particular thread.
I'm sure many other companies also sell them....

mec
February 19, 2008, 08:52 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=73256&stc=1&d=1203428815


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=73255&stc=1&d=1203428511


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=37789&d=1143738571

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=57056&stc=1&d=1177353240

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=64226&stc=1&d=1190216998

bigbadgun
February 19, 2008, 09:15 AM
Damn Mec I love the last pic on your post that right there says it all.
G of the C Thank you Sir you sure have a way with words you smooth talkin southernfied Gentleman you.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 09:26 AM
Mec, I printed off several copies of that picture!!
That is the best photograph I remember ever having seen.
Yes sir, that is GOOD! I'm sitting here right now with my coffee and cigarette laughing my ass off.
It will take me awhile to calm down....

scrat
February 19, 2008, 10:32 AM
Good morning Everyone. Well its good to see that MEC was up early. Wow those are some very nice pictures you posted. That last pictures is really good.

scrat
February 19, 2008, 10:56 AM
Thr WALKERClub

Roll Call

Scrat
Gentleman of the Charcoal
Dixie Texian
Yankee John
Mykeal
Speckdds@bellsouth.net
Mukluk
BigBadGun
Mec



i know we have more than this.

mec
February 19, 2008, 11:00 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=73264&stc=1&d=1203436755

scrat
February 19, 2008, 11:05 AM
wow that is awesome

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 11:34 AM
Mec, this last photograph you posted. The one with your gun hand showing. I notice through the smoke that the lever is falling. What size charge were you firing right there? Does your lever fall often?
I haven't had that problem yet but I have never fired a full 60 grains yet. I did try out 58 grains a few days ago. It shot it good.
Did the lever start falling on you from day one, or maybe the clip became worn over time?
I'm thinking about getting a gunsmith to braze a small spring loaded catch on mine. I guess the same thing as on one of the Dragoons.
I was just wondering. I know you're probably real busy and all but maybe sometime you can answer....

scrat
February 19, 2008, 11:45 AM
day one mine has always dropped i load mine 55 grains.

fineredmist
February 19, 2008, 11:53 AM
Scrat,

Well I'ne done it, my local gun shop HAD a used Uberti WALKER for sale at a very attractive price and it now rests with my 1851 Navy, 3rd Dragoon and 1860 Army. Reading the comments on this site convinced me that I had to have one of these WALKERS. I will not be able to smoke mine for a couple of weeks until I get back from a trip. There is something about the WALKER that other handguns just don't have, so sign me up for the WALKER CLUB.

Fineredmist

Ps. I am thinking about taking this baby out to Montana for my annual prairie dog shoot to keep my Uberti High Wall (.45-70) company.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 12:29 PM
Scrat, good morning again.
Well, I guess I just got real damn lucky. Mine hasn't fallen yet although of course that dosen't mean it won't the very next time I squeeze one off. Bigbadgun also maintain's that his lever has never fallen.
55 grains is a heavy load. I only fire Triple Seven 3f (3fff) and I have never fired a .454 ball in my life but I have shot my fair share of .457's.
I was just wondering about it Scrat.
I also read on here by someone who swear's that he shoot's 60 grains about all the time and his lever has never fallen.--Note. A Walker dosen't even start to come into it's own and do what it was made to do until it crosses over that 100 yard line....

bigbadgun
February 19, 2008, 12:38 PM
Scrat like G of the C said I have never had mine fall I shoot 50 grain with a wad and topped off with a .454 round ball. All day long but I must say you never know it may fall with the very next shot.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 12:49 PM
fineredmist, WELCOME ABOARD.
You'll enjoy it from day one but it's going to take you months and months if you plan on learning how to shoot it so don't get discouraged and just keep it around for noise and smoke. (unless that's what you bought it for to start with)
If you learn how to shoot it (it took me well over a year along with fits of anger, a right thumb worn as raw as a piece of hamburger meat, disgust, and sometimes maybe a couple of tears of total frustration, and I'm still learning) you will find out for yourself that the .44 Colt Walker will perform wonders to behold. It's big and heavy and ugly, but that sonofa***** will carry the mail. Keep it clean, keep it blued up nice, (if you like blued tools) and take good care of it. Have yourself a good day....

mec
February 19, 2008, 01:14 PM
Ive done quite a bit of shooting with this one and a Uberti Walker Kit. Regardless of charge, The lever never fails to fall. I am not sure, but it seems like the kit walker owner has shot some squib loads with american Pioneer that didn't drop the lever . I do recall that AM Pioneer is a very puny substitute. To save the spring/catch, I generally use a rubber band, tape or a small cord to tie it up.

I am happy enough that it stays up when the gun is NOT being fired as I have seen an original or more likely, faked- up older replica that will not even do this. I have a levered paterson uberti that will drop the lever with full charges too.

mukluk
February 19, 2008, 01:25 PM
Mine used to drop the lever every time with any load above 40gr. After about ten minutes with a file it no longer drops even with 60gr charges.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/SMLE1918/BP/latch.jpg

hildo
February 19, 2008, 01:41 PM
http://www.twolefthands.nl/Zwart%20Kruit/page8/20070119_Walkerbox.jpg
http://www.twolefthands.nl/Zwart%20Kruit/page8/20070119_Walkerbox_open.jpg
New in the box! Ohhhh...

http://www.twolefthands.nl/Zwart%20Kruit/Page11/20070626_Walker_trommel_links.jpg
http://www.twolefthands.nl/Zwart%20Kruit/Page11/20070626_Walker_links.jpg
http://www.twolefthands.nl/Zwart%20Kruit/Page11/20070626_Walker_rechts.jpg
After browning the Walker with Plum Brown barrel finish.

http://www.twolefthands.nl/Zwart%20Kruit/page10/20070601_Walker_parts.jpg
The Walker in parts.

http://www.twolefthands.nl/Zwart%20Kruit/page5/20060526ColtWalkerB.jpg
Whole lot of fire!

http://www.twolefthands.nl/Zwart%20Kruit/Page12/20080118_Walker_laadhevelveer.jpg
The lever spring broke. But now it will never fall again.

http://www.twolefthands.nl/Zwart%20Kruit/page8/Old_Hildo_Guns.jpg
And as we all know... Walker owners are tough as nails ;)

Hildo

ArmedBear
February 19, 2008, 01:45 PM
Man, I've got to get one of those.

We named our son Walker Samuel, and I still don't have a Walker Colt in the closet. I've got the last BP monster, the Rogers & Spencer, but not the first.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 01:51 PM
Mukluk, how did you do it with a file? This sound's like it might be something good for all of us to know....

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 01:53 PM
Hildo, those are some good pictures. I made a folder for them....

DixieTexian
February 19, 2008, 02:12 PM
Mine used to drop the lever every time with any load above 40gr. After about ten minutes with a file it no longer drops even with 60gr charges.

Does that make it hard to release the lever for loading?

Tru Griff
February 19, 2008, 02:20 PM
Dont own one yet but have looked at them. Just thought I'd throw this out there. Yesterday on PBS I caught the very end of a conversation they were having on the Antiques Road show on various original Walkers (125, 150k each). I think this was the first of two shows from Houston TX made on last yrs tour.
Sometimes they repeat these shows through the month so you guys might want to try and catch the first episode and check out the models they were showing. Even talked abt the lever falling, etc. The Colt like the one shown by hildo was presented and I think it was one of the $150,000 pistols but original.

Shanghai McCoy
February 19, 2008, 07:49 PM
I got one for Christmas from my wife...
:D

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 08:16 PM
Shanghai McCoy, welcome, welcome welcome!!....

Tallship
February 19, 2008, 09:02 PM
Here's mine:

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z182/tallship2/DSCF0252.jpg

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 19, 2008, 09:27 PM
Tallship. welcome sir, welcome!
DAMN! but that is a pretty Walker!
About the nicest looking Walker I'vd ever seen as a matter of fact, and I'm not kidding....

A. Walker
February 19, 2008, 11:59 PM
Here is my Walker:

http://users.frii.com/keen/Lside.jpg

It is a third generation Colt Signature Series in unfired condition.

mukluk
February 20, 2008, 02:45 AM
Basically, the loading lever spring in stock form has a somewhat large radius that must be cammed out of the way by the lever... the force required to overcome the spring pressure really isn't much at all which is why the lever drops so readily when the pistol is fired. What I did was to file the radius on the spring end into more of a hook shape (as can be seen where the shiny part shows near the bottom of the spring). The trick is you need to break the sharp edge of the hook you create otherwise you won't be able to pull the lever down.

Clear as mud huh? :scrutiny:

mukluk
February 20, 2008, 02:52 AM
Does that make it hard to release the lever for loading?


It's not as easy to pull the lever down as with a stock spring but it is by no means difficult at all.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 20, 2008, 05:06 AM
A Walker, good morning sir. Very nice looking Walker. Welcome to the little club sir....

Shawnee
February 20, 2008, 07:58 AM
Hi Scrat...

Y'know Scrat - this club of yours has already grown large enough they probably could have rescued the Alamo. If this tribe of shaggy Walker Detonators goes off on a lark and annexes Cozumel or something the State Dept. may send the BATF around asking some really awkward questions :eek: !!!


;)

DixieTexian
February 20, 2008, 12:15 PM
Thanks, Mukluk! When I get the chance to fire mine, I'll see if I need to do something like that.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 20, 2008, 12:27 PM
Scrat, good morning. Where you at today?
You are neglecting your responsibilities, sir!
The herd is milling about restlessly. They need their leader!....

StrawHat
February 20, 2008, 01:42 PM
I'd like to post a picture of my Walker but it was stolen, along with 5 other firearms, by my brother ex law.:cuss:

It was a Uberti and imported by Replica Arms of Marietta, Ohio.

I just recently replaced it with a Dragoon, coincidently also a Replica arms Uberti.

If I get another Walker, I'll know where to come to join.

Enjoy them revolvers, fellows, they are a blast.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 20, 2008, 03:09 PM
StrawHat..The way I see it is you still own a Walker. You can't help it that because of reasons beyond your control it just happens to not be in your possession at the moment.
WELCOME SIR!!....

mykeal
February 20, 2008, 10:35 PM
Moved and seconded that Straw Hat be admitted to the membership since his lack of possession is not his fault. All in favor say Aye, opposed say nay.

The chair reports all ayes, no nays, the motion passes. Welcome, Staw Hat.

Shawnee
February 20, 2008, 11:15 PM
ROTFLMAO !!!


Gotta love the abrupt decorum of you Detonator Dudes !!!


:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Mustanger1
February 21, 2008, 12:09 AM
I have several Walkers and now 2 questions. 1. How do I join the Walker Club? 2. How do I post pictures here?

scrat
February 21, 2008, 12:10 AM
Out of town for the day. Wow this is growing pretty good. i guess i have to redo the member list.


AMAZING

and a fine WALKER day to all of you.

scrat
February 21, 2008, 12:19 AM
OFFICAL

THR WALKER Club

Member list

1 Scott
2 Gentleman of the Charcoal
3 Dixie Texian
4 Yankee John
5 Mykeal
6 Speckdds@bellsouth.net
7 Mukluk
8 BigBadGun
9 Mec
10Fineredmist WELCOME ABOARD
11HILDO WELCOME ABOARD
12Shanghai McCoy WELCOME ABOARD
13Tallship WELCOME ABOARD
14 A.WALKER WELCOME ABOARD
15 StrawHat WELCOME ABOARD
16 Mustanger1 WELCOME ABOARD

Amazing 16 people already. Many more are welcome.
Posting pics is easy. There is a link on it i will see if i can bring it to the top. It was started by pancho.
I posted one two.

scrat
February 21, 2008, 12:21 AM
Very fine pictures to all of you. Cant get enough of them keep them coming This is Fantastic.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 21, 2008, 10:39 AM
Mustanger1, Yes you may join. You are extremely welcome. If you have any friends with Walkers bring them to....WELCOME ABOARD!!

scrat
February 21, 2008, 03:21 PM
Howdy and what a fine WALKER day it is. Saturday i will be going out to shoot mine. i have about 200 balls i casted on monday. im probably just going to shoot around 50-75 though. That makes for a long day. Planning on taking my 50 cal inline too.


So who else is going shooting this weekend.

Phantom Captain
February 21, 2008, 07:33 PM
Hmmm, can I join?

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4185a.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4187a.jpg

That's Mr. Walker to you...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4188a.jpg

I seem to have a few cap and ball revolvers laying around the place.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4176a.jpg

The Horse Pistols...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4183a.jpg

Colt Armies, top is 2nd gen Colt bottom is Pietta that I refinished.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4181a.jpg

Colt Navies, 1851, 1861 Civillian, 1861 London, all Uberti but the 61 London was my Dad's bought back in 1970.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4180a.jpg

The Remingtons, Uberti Stainless New Model Army and Pietta New Model Navy

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4078a.jpg

Colt Heritage, young and old.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4096a.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_4072a.jpg

:):):)

Hope that didn't overdo it, just couldn't help myself.

scrat
February 21, 2008, 07:57 PM
Heck ya id say your a member ADDED To the list

Great pictures thank you for sharing

scrat
February 21, 2008, 07:58 PM
OFFICAL

THR WALKER Club

Member list

1 Scott
2 Gentleman of the Charcoal
3 Dixie Texian
4 Yankee John
5 Mykeal
6 Speckdds@bellsouth.net
7 Mukluk
8 BigBadGun
9 Mec
10Fineredmist
11HILDO
12Shanghai McCoy
13Tallship
14 A.WALKER
15 StrawHat
16 Mustanger1
17 Phantom Captain Welcome Aboard

A. Walker
February 22, 2008, 01:40 AM
And to make things official, here's the gent himself:

http://users.frii.com/keen/Captain%20Samuel%20Walker.jpg

Captain Samuel Walker USMR



(... possibly the worst case of "hat hair" I've ever seen...)

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 22, 2008, 07:30 AM
Phantom Captain..Good morning to you sir. Just awakened and found your post.
You have a very nice collection there and might I add, you or someone sure know's how to take nice photographs.
WELCOME ABOARD!!

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 22, 2008, 07:35 AM
A.Walker..Thank you for posting the photograph. I have added it to a folder....

StrawHat
February 22, 2008, 08:41 AM
My single actions

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc194/StrawHat/SingleActionGroup004Small.jpg

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 22, 2008, 08:59 AM
StrawHat..Very impressive!!
However...I have noticed that you have 13 pieces there and that they are gathered around in an ominous appearing circle!!
I have read of such circles sir, and have studied the number 13 at length!!!!....

StrawHat
February 22, 2008, 09:08 AM
Post by Gentleman of the Charcoal

However...I have noticed that you have 13 pieces there and that they are gathered around in an ominous appearing circle!!

Several of my single actions are to shy to be photographed, those pictured are the sociable ones!

Pulp
February 22, 2008, 02:30 PM
I don't have any photos I can post from here at work, but maybe this will qualify me as a member:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a68HbDLnftA

mec
February 22, 2008, 03:10 PM
that proves that his lever doesn't drop every time and that he can hit things. The knee thing is neat too.

Phantom Captain
February 22, 2008, 07:44 PM
Phantom Captain..Good morning to you sir. Just awakened and found your post.
You have a very nice collection there and might I add, you or someone sure know's how to take nice photographs.
WELCOME ABOARD!!

Thanks for the kind words! Photos are all taken by me.

scrat
February 22, 2008, 09:28 PM
I don't have any photos I can post from here at work, but maybe this will qualify me as a member:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a68HbDLnftA

member indeed

scrat
February 22, 2008, 09:31 PM
OFFICAL

THR WALKER Club

Member list

1 Scott
2 Gentleman of the Charcoal
3 Dixie Texian
4 Yankee John
5 Mykeal
6 Speckdds@bellsouth.net
7 Mukluk
8 BigBadGun
9 Mec
10Fineredmist
11HILDO
12Shanghai McCoy
13Tallship
14 A.WALKER
15 StrawHat
16 Mustanger1
17 Phantom Captain
18 Pulp WELCOME ABOARD

scrat
February 22, 2008, 09:34 PM
Straw hat very nice pics.

Pulp
February 22, 2008, 11:07 PM
OK, here's the photo, since I'm now at home.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BlackPowderPulp/HPIM0911-1.jpg

Top to bottom: Fake '51 ( I say fake because Colt never made a brass framed, .44 caliber '51; '60, '63, Walker with R&D cylinder, my first Walker.
I just can't get a good photo of the coins inset into the grips, but they are dimes made in '51, '60 and an '47 half dime.

The top Walker was given to me by my brother. The engraving on the cylinder reads:

TD McDaniel
Revolving Pistol
Manufacturers
Made in McCurtain
County, Indian Territory

On the top of the barrel, Serial NO 1 of 1
On the left side of the frame, Model Number 1, Pulp Special

Of course I have the percussion cylinder also. In the video I'm shooting the percussion cylinder.

scrat
February 22, 2008, 11:51 PM
those are absolutely the nicest guns i have seen in a long time. Very good job pulp and welcome to the club.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 23, 2008, 05:13 AM
Pulp--WELCOME ABOARD!!

Pulp
February 23, 2008, 09:35 AM
I not a coin collector so I really can't answer the question with authority, but if I remember correctly the term nickle wasn't used for coins until the 5 cent piece made from nickle metal was introduced. A half dime and a nickle are obviously the same amount of money. I couldn't find a '47 dime, so I got the half dime.

I got the coins from eBay, just bid on the cheapest one I could find. I wasn't interested in condition, as long as the date was legible. For example, I have a '92 Morgan dollar on my Rossi '92. I got it for $12.00, the next one on the list was going for around $20,000. I didn't bid on it. I haven't paid more than $15.00 for any of them.

scrat
February 23, 2008, 09:37 AM
Do tell us more. what did you use to inlay them in. Did you use a router drill bit tell me more.

bigbadgun
February 23, 2008, 10:25 AM
Ok so now I cant load pics nevermind.
LOL hahaha look at my post number.

Snaggletooth
February 23, 2008, 03:01 PM
Id like to join in but cant figure out how to send pics. Ive got a Kodak that says easy share but damned if iI can get them posted. When I figure it out Ill send. In the meantime, those are some really nice guns and pics

Pulp
February 23, 2008, 03:14 PM
Scrat, I just used a dremel tool and pocketknife to carve out the grip a bit so the coin would fit. I kinda overdid it on my Rossi, it doesn't look very good.

Snaggle, set up an account with http://www.photobucket.com and put your pictures into it. Then under each photo you'll see 4 different tags. One of the tags will begin with [img and end with img]. Copy that tag and paste it into a thread when you start the thread.

RugerBob
February 23, 2008, 04:14 PM
http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii260/rrmaynard/?action=tageditmanyhope it comes thru.... never been able to post a pic before and would like to be a walker club member.

RugerBob
February 23, 2008, 04:19 PM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii260/rrmaynard/walker07.jpg maybe this time

RugerBob
February 23, 2008, 04:20 PM
Thanks Pulp, without your little tid-bit of info I might have just given up.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 23, 2008, 04:26 PM
Ruger Bob, WELCOME ABOARD!! Nice looking .44 to....

bigbadgun
February 23, 2008, 05:44 PM
never had a problem posting pics before. I dont get it.

Snaggletooth
February 23, 2008, 06:25 PM
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r189/Snaggletooth33/100_0053.jpg This is my first try at this. It may not work

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 23, 2008, 07:39 PM
Bigbadgun, I'vd alway's had trouble on this site.

This morning I registered and opened an account on 'photobucket' but it was too complicated plus I don't like keeping my pictures in some 'storage' site. So I deleted my account and will check tomorrow to make sure all the photographs have been deleted from their site.

I take my pictures with my Hewlett Packard, I use the USB cable and download them to my computer, then I sit here and resize the photographs and that's all there is to it. They (as you know) are easy to post directly from the computer to any site. (except for this one)

I understand THR is trying to upgrade their equipment to correct the problem. I imagine they're doing the best they can. They'll get it worked out.
Well, if anybody ever want's to see a photograph of mine they will fix it because I'm not using any type of outside storage facility for anything I keep on my computer.

Bigbadgun, my new Uberti First Model Dragoon came in awhile ago. Remember I told you back around this past Christmas that I was trying to lay aside a little money for one. I haven't done much with it yet, just stripped it down and sprayed it good with some super lubricant and then wiped it down real good. Then I rubbed all the part's down good with Cabela's MuzzleLoading Lube. It's laying over there on a towel now. I'll put it back together tomorrow. I ain't in any kind of hurry to shoot that damn thing. I just got it so I could say I have one. I'll put it away and keep it.

I already know exactly how it would shoot anyway. In the first place I can already tell it function's perfectly but I expected no less from Uberti. Plus I know just as sure as I know I'm sitting here in this chair that the .44 Walker will out range it and is more accurate further on out there than the Dragoon.

I don't really give a damn one way or the other about the noise or the smoke. I'm completely indifferent to that. I do like making my own 'round' in the primitive manner, and I do like all the gear like possible bags, and powder flasks and all that go's
along with it. I get a lot of enjoyment out of using blackpowder. (Triple Seven [3fff]) Other than that stuff all I'vd ever been concerned about is the accuracy of a piece whether modern cased or cap and ball. As far as I'm concerned for myself, if a gun is not dependable and won't shoot straight and consistent then it's worthless to me, period. Hell, I'd be better off with a damn crossbow....Add on--well now! Looky here! Thank you kindly Mr. THR!....

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 23, 2008, 08:03 PM
Snaggletooth, WELCOME ABOARD!! Hey, your picture look's good....

scrat
February 23, 2008, 08:35 PM
Two new members awesome. I just got finished cleaning my guns myself. I was at the range for about 5 hours today. Shooting all my black powder guns. 3 handguns and my 50cal buckhorn. Still have a some work to do. Tomorrow i will post some pics of the targets.

Any one else go shooting this week.

Im283
February 23, 2008, 08:54 PM
Scrat I would tell you i went shooting today out in the woods in front of the house here. But since I don't have a Walker and am not in this club I won't make a post about it. But if I did I would mention I shot for about an hour and a half, not many BP rounds, only 35. I get pleasure from the entire process not just from pounding lead downrange. So I tend to take my time and enjoy being out in the woods.

But I was shooting the '51 Navy Mac got running for me. And I would also tell you all what fine job he did on that old pistol.

Maybe someday I will get a Walker so I can join up and tell you about shooting today.

Sorry, sometimes I crack myself up.

scrat
February 23, 2008, 10:10 PM
ok first pic is from the walker. shoots pretty accurate. this is i think my 3rd target.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/23Feb-21.jpg

This picture is from my 1851 and 1860. Both of those things seem to always shoot high. Im thinking of filing down the notch in the hammer.
The lower shots to the right are when i started aiming way lower. almost to the bottom of the paper.


http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/23Feb-11.jpg

Shawnee
February 23, 2008, 10:34 PM
Hi Scrat...


What distance were the targets shot at ?

From a bench ?

heavy loads - light loads ?


:confused:

scrat
February 23, 2008, 11:05 PM
all were shot at around 20 yards. the Walker had 55 grains Goex. the 1860 and 1851 had 25 grains Goex. All shots were done while standing. Two hands on the walker and one handed on the others.

Oh the target itself is just an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper. After using up the range targets i had to use my back ups. The stapler and my printed targets. One tip if you ever plan on printing targets use a laser jet printer they come out very good and are a lot cheaper than any ink jet printer.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 24, 2008, 06:25 AM
Good morning, members!
I know ya'll probably get tired of all my bitching and complaining. Well, I'm an old man and set in my ways!
I'm happy this morning though. THR's picture machine is working again.
Ya'll have sure got some pretty photographs on this thread. I'm serious. I have spent a lot of time the past few days just going back and forth on the thread looking at them.
I can't take good pictures like that. I don't know how, plus right now I don't have the room to work in.
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh164/Walker1847/HPIM0255.jpg

scrat
February 24, 2008, 09:17 AM
Good morning to you to GOC.

StrawHat
February 24, 2008, 09:58 AM
GotC,

What is that you have pictured?

Hard to tell from the angle shown.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 24, 2008, 10:17 AM
StrawHat--1847 .44 Colt Walker....
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh164/Walker1847/HPIM0258.jpg

StrawHat
February 24, 2008, 10:22 AM
From the previous thumbnail it looked like the grips were squared off where they meet the frame.

Thought you might be trying to sneak in a Dragoon on the Walker thread!

Hmmm, why don't we have a Dragoon thread?

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 24, 2008, 12:26 PM
StrawHat!! Naaah man! I play fair!
I'vd got a First Model laying over on the counter all stripped down. I'll put it together later on today when I get up the energy..http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh164/Walker1847/HPIM0284.jpg..

bigbadgun
February 24, 2008, 04:32 PM
LEt me see if I can post a pic of the Family

Ok left to right
Colt Walker then his little brother the '51 in .44
Then the new '58 Remmie in .44 and last but not least is the 58 remmie .36cal
My Babies

J.T. Gerrity
February 24, 2008, 04:55 PM
See Below

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 24, 2008, 05:53 PM
Bigbadgun..Fine looking family, sir! Fine looking family!
WELCOME ABOARD!!....

Shawnee
February 24, 2008, 06:22 PM
Hi BBG...


That 1851 is sure a "looker" - what's the poop on that one ?


:confused:

bigbadgun
February 24, 2008, 06:42 PM
Thank You Shawnee I got it from the Possible shop for $165 its a Navy in .44 cal I know its not authentic but hey im not a reenactor so :neener:. When I got it it was all blued But i de blued it and hand polished it and thats what I came up with. It lives with my black gambler rig.
I think that Colts look so much better in the white.And its wierd but i think Remmies look awsome in the black go figure.
G of the C thank you Sir. I am gonna let them know you said so.:D
Now I have the Remmie with the 8 inch barrel so I need to make a new rig but I havent had a vision yet. Might need to watch a few old movies and come up with an idea.

J.T. Gerrity
February 24, 2008, 06:55 PM
I guess I'd like to join this club, too. Here are a few of my babies:

http://users.frii.com/keen/Armys.JPG

The Walker, Dragoon and 1860 Army are all Signature Series Colts; the 1873 SAA is a Uberti blackpowder frame "Custer" model from Cimmeron. This display covers nearly all of the single-action blackpowder revolvers Colt developed expressly for the Army during the 1800s.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 24, 2008, 07:18 PM
J.T. Gerrtity.. WELCOME ABOARD!! Changed my post a little here. I had a couple of drinks and piled it on too thick!! Just feel pretty good about this thread. I wished everybody in the world that wanted one owned a .44 Colt Walker. I'm sure you're a good man, J.T... Those are some fine looking revolvers....
DAMN!! We're getting a lot of people in this club....

Shawnee
February 24, 2008, 07:44 PM
Hi BBG...

Looking at your "kids" I'm inclined to agree with you about the Colts looking better "in the white". So what's the scoop on "de-bluing" them and how are they protected ?

And surely you made or bought those grips - right ? :scrutiny:


:)

A. Walker
February 24, 2008, 07:47 PM
Nice pistols, J.T.

bigbadgun
February 24, 2008, 07:52 PM
Shawnee
Nope those grips came with that pistol.
Um deblued useing plain old household vinegar and polished by hand useing M.A.A.S. it polishes and protects and keep in mind I live in south florida where it is humid all the time. And I get no rust on either the '51 or the Walker.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 24, 2008, 08:39 PM
Thr's picture machine is overloaded again. I'll try later....

Shawnee
February 24, 2008, 09:07 PM
Hi BBG...

Ok - I have to plead ignorance. :(

What is M.A.A.S. ?


Wow! :what: Those are the nicest-looking OTC grips I've seen on a repro !!


:cool:

scrat
February 24, 2008, 09:10 PM
OFFICAL

THR WALKER Club

Member list

1 Scott
2 Gentleman of the Charcoal
3 Dixie Texian
4 Yankee John
5 Mykeal
6 Speckdds@bellsouth.net
7 Mukluk
8 BigBadGun
9 Mec
10Fineredmist
11HILDO
12Shanghai McCoy
13Tallship
14 A.WALKER
15 StrawHat
16 Mustanger1
17 Phantom Captain
18 Pulp
19 Snaggletooth
20 RugerBob
21 J.T.Gerrity

We are over 20 now and going strong.

Snaggletooth
February 24, 2008, 10:11 PM
http://picasaweb.google.com/snaggletooth6/20071224For a few of my guns

Shawnee
February 24, 2008, 10:53 PM
Hi Snaggletooth...


Your link is showing "404 Not Found".


:uhoh:

Shawnee
February 24, 2008, 10:55 PM
:what:


21 guys with Walkers ! :uhoh:


Sounds like the makin's of a lead tsunammi ! :eek:

BDFT
February 24, 2008, 10:56 PM
Can Canadians join?

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f244/splehd/Guns/Walker.jpg

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 24, 2008, 11:00 PM
Sure is. Say's: "Google error. 404 not found. Cannot process your request".

mukluk
February 25, 2008, 12:24 AM
Ol' Snaggle forgot a space between his link and the rest of his text... here's his working link:

http://picasaweb.google.com/snaggletooth6/20071224

bigbadgun
February 25, 2008, 08:13 AM
Good Morning Shawnee
M.A.A.S. is a metal polish really good stuff for steel. I found it by accident at Walgreens while looking for brasso.

scrat
February 25, 2008, 09:35 AM
Canadians sure can join.

Welcome aboard BDFT.



Sounds like Shawnee needs to go and get a Walker

scrat
February 25, 2008, 09:37 AM
snaggle nice pics very nice pics.

Question where did you get the boxes.

Snaggletooth
February 25, 2008, 11:07 AM
Shawnee, I give up. I use Photobucket and picasa. I cant get my pics from a Kodak to upload to photobucket and cant get the Pics in Picasa to go on bulletin boards or forums..P on it

Shawnee
February 25, 2008, 02:38 PM
Hi Snaggletooth...

It was just a link error. Mukluk posted the correct link for you in his post above, It works fine.

:)

DixieTexian
February 25, 2008, 03:43 PM
Hmmm, why don't we have a Dragoon thread?

The Dragoon was designed for women to shoot. The Walker was to big for the womenfolk of the time, so they designed the Dragoons. If you want to start a "Womanish men who like dragoons" club, then by all means, go ahead.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 25, 2008, 04:37 PM
Owwweeee!!!
(giggle giggle!) (snort snort!!) (snicker!)

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 25, 2008, 04:58 PM
//// Trying to post pictures. Try again later....

StrawHat
February 25, 2008, 07:13 PM
The Dragoon was designed for women to shoot. The Walker was to big for the womenfolk of the time, so they designed the Dragoons.

I thought Kim Darby and Josey Wales both used Walkers?

Peter M. Eick
February 25, 2008, 08:26 PM
Can I join?

http://pages.sbcglobal.net/eickpm/aim.jpg
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/eickpm/shot3.jpg

scrat
February 25, 2008, 08:38 PM
Sure can and always welcomed. Love that picture. Reminds me of well

ummmm

reminds me of me

scrat
February 25, 2008, 08:41 PM
OFFICAL

THR WALKER Club

Member list

1 Scott
2 Gentleman of the Charcoal
3 Dixie Texian
4 Yankee John
5 Mykeal
6 Speckdds@bellsouth.net
7 Mukluk
8 BigBadGun
9 Mec
10Fineredmist
11HILDO
12Shanghai McCoy
13Tallship
14 A.WALKER
15 StrawHat
16 Mustanger1
17 Phantom Captain
18 Pulp
19 Snaggletooth
20 RugerBob
21 J.T.Gerrity
22 BDFT
23 Peter M Eick

Welcome aboard

23 MEMBERS STRONG keep the pics coming.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 25, 2008, 10:37 PM
Mr. Peter Eick..WELCOME ABOARD!! We're very glad to have you with us sir....

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 25, 2008, 10:50 PM
BDFT, WELCOME ABOARD!!
Excuse me Mr. BDFT, but are you sure that's a Walker? Look's a little bit like an roa in drag....
(just joking!)

scrat
February 25, 2008, 11:09 PM
hahahhaha

How are you doing tonight. GOC good to hear from you. Have you tried posting any pictures yet. I know the forum about two hours ago was very very slow. i just kept getting errors. I had to go to the firing line.
\

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 25, 2008, 11:41 PM
Evening Scrat. Yeah, I have tried several times over the last couple of hours or so. I'll hang with it a little while longer. I may get a couple posted.
Yeah the forum was freezing up so badly a couple of hours ago I almost shut it down....
My computer I mean....

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 26, 2008, 07:40 PM
Are you around Scrat, or are you out testing powder loads?....

JCT
February 27, 2008, 01:18 PM
You might as well add me to the list. I sent in my membership and my Walker is on it's way from Taylors. Should be here Friday and I'll post some pictures then.
Hopefully Taylors comes through with my request, I told them I'd prefer if they could pick one that doesn't have a straight grain grip, I like some figure or uniqueness to it. They said no problem since they had a bunch to choose from they'd pick one out for me.
$385 after shipping! These are going up and up! My friends Walker was $295 from Blockade runner 2 years ago and most prices then were right around $300! Get a Walker while you can!
Any recommended loads? I use 40 grains in my Uberti Dragoon, I might start there with the Walker. .457 balls and #10 remington caps should work fine since they do on the Dragoon.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 27, 2008, 01:36 PM
Bigbadgun fire's 50 or 55 grains, I forgot which.
I fire 48 grains in rough country. Triple Seven (3fff).
My normal working load ranges from around 38 to 42 grains. Triple Seven (3fff).
Remington #10's may be a little tight.
The Uberti .44 Walker call's for #11's....
I just checked my First Model Dragoon's (still stripped down) manual and also called DGW and they call for #11's on the Dragoons also. I guess you do what you want to. It's your gun and you paid for it....

RugerBob
February 27, 2008, 01:40 PM
JCT Congrats on getting a Walker. I use .454 balls and #10 caps. Let me know how the .457 work, I may have to try them. 40 grains of Goex is what I started with also. Best of luck with the "holy Black". RugerBob

bigbadgun
February 27, 2008, 01:47 PM
JCT Welcome to the club.
I use .454 over 50 grains and a wad all day long my Walker dont like .457s.
Oh and #11 Remington caps

JCT
February 27, 2008, 01:48 PM
I have plenty of Rem #10's and #11's. I was trying to remember what works on my friends Walker. I think he uses #10's with the Ted Cash revolver capper. If I cast pure lead balls, they load easy in the dragoon and shave a ring of lead. Last time I casted, I used some wheel weights and they're harder to load.

mec
February 27, 2008, 02:16 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=48090&stc=1&d=1163907510

Charge Velocity Extreme Spread
{5 rounds}
140 Grain Ball
55 Goex FFFg 1001 fps 54
60 Goex FFFg 1115 fps 46
60 Gr./Vol. Pyrodex P 1221 44
60 Gr./Vol. A Pioneer 974 80
60 Gr/Vol Swiss FFFg 1278 53
55 FFg 956 46
60 Gr./Vol. PyrodexRS 1045 35
37 Gr./Vol. H 777 1201 72

200 Grain Lee Bullet
40 Goex FFFg 927 40
45 Swiss FFFg 1074 33
45Gr/Vol Pyrodex P 1087 47

170Grain Original Pattern Picket Bullet
40 Grains Swiss FFFg 1031 36
Energy 402 ft/lbs
45 Grains Goex FFFg 1026 84
45 Grains Swiss FFFg 1158 35
506 ft/lbs 45 Gr/Vol. Pyrodex P 1035 57

bigbadgun
February 27, 2008, 05:51 PM
speckdds wanted me to post this pic for him .
This is the Lonesome Dove (Robert Duval) rig I made for him.

scrat
February 27, 2008, 07:45 PM
Big Bad Gun if you have mine still lying around can you post a pic of it.

thnk

scrat
February 27, 2008, 07:46 PM
Big Bad Gun if you have mine still lying around can you post a pic of it.

thnk

scrat
February 27, 2008, 07:49 PM
OFFICAL

THR WALKER Club

Member list

1 Scott
2 Gentleman of the Charcoal
3 Dixie Texian
4 Yankee John
5 Mykeal
6 Speckdds@bellsouth.net
7 Mukluk
8 BigBadGun
9 Mec
10Fineredmist
11HILDO
12Shanghai McCoy
13Tallship
14 A.WALKER
15 StrawHat
16 Mustanger1
17 Phantom Captain
18 Pulp
19 Snaggletooth
20 RugerBob
21 J.T.Gerrity
22 BDFT
23 Peter M Eick
24 JCT Welcome aboard

Old Wornout Soldier
February 28, 2008, 09:55 AM
Count me in too. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/rhornibrook/Blackpowder/PICT0043.jpg
My Walker and Hawkin are rewards for quitting 60 years of smoking. :rolleyes: The Colt 51 is a 2nd edition that I have had for many years. I am about to earn myself another reward, I haven't decided whether it will be another Walker, or a Dragoon, or possibly a 61 Army or maybe...........? Lots of motivation for staying off tobacco. :)

scrat
February 28, 2008, 10:04 AM
OFFICAL

THR WALKER Club

Member list

1 Scott
2 Gentleman of the Charcoal
3 Dixie Texian
4 Yankee John
5 Mykeal
6 Speckdds@bellsouth.net
7 Mukluk
8 BigBadGun
9 Mec
10Fineredmist
11HILDO
12Shanghai McCoy
13Tallship
14 A.WALKER
15 StrawHat
16 Mustanger1
17 Phantom Captain
18 Pulp
19 Snaggletooth
20 RugerBob
21 J.T.Gerrity
22 BDFT
23 Peter M Eick
24 JCT
25 Old Wornout Soldier Welcome Aboard

mykeal
February 28, 2008, 02:04 PM
Old Wornout Soldier - that Hawken is just beautiful. Well done. And it's not the only reward for staying off the cancer sticks.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 28, 2008, 02:35 PM
Old Wornout Soldier--WELCOME ABOARD!!
Here Bro, take this cup of coffee. Hold on to it while I pour you a good shot of bourbon in it. Let me dig out my Zippo. [flick flick]... There you go! That coffee and Marlboro 100 Full Flavor is good ain't it? Damn right!! Welcome Aboard!!....Eh? What's that you say? Oh yeah!.. She's blonde and blue eyed and 19 year's old. I'll call her and get her over here if you want me to. She don't charge too much....

Old Wornout Soldier
February 28, 2008, 05:28 PM
G of the C, thanks, the coffee and bourbon sounds good, the Marlborough would eventually kill me, but the 19 year old blond would kill me instantly and if she didn't my wife would.:D

RugerBob
February 29, 2008, 04:55 AM
Them sure are some nice looking Walkers you guys have out there. I took a friend to the range a few weeks ago and let him shoot mine. The following monday he went to buy one, and they was sold out. But he ordered one. Be a good time to have some stock in Pietta/Uberti. A new one from our local shop set him back $329.00. Enjoy the smoke, Bob

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 29, 2008, 08:15 AM
////

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 29, 2008, 09:26 AM
Good morning, Ruger Bob.
Yeah, prices are going up. Cabela's sell's the Walker for $399.99 straight out without the starter kit.
They have been that same price there for years though.
Cabela's is sort of like a Wal-Mart Superstore in a way. Cabela's sell's so much sporting and outdoor gear all over the world and has a such a high volume of sales, I'm hoping their prices will stay more or less along the same lines they're at now.
I'm reasonably sure (not cast in stone) that they have a set agreement with all of their distribution centers.
Well, they'vd got an old saying, Bob. "You pay for what you get and you get what you pay for". It's true to.
There are no free lunches in America and no company gives anything away for free, no matter what they tell you....

mec
February 29, 2008, 09:30 AM
midway Usa
Currently available
Sale through march 31 $371.99
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=781518

Brett Dixon
February 29, 2008, 11:10 AM
Hi all I am trying to identify the maker of my 1847 walker that is probaly ten years old or so purchased from cabelas, I am hoping it is a Uberti. Any suggestions?

JCT
February 29, 2008, 11:23 AM
Are the Cabelas Walkers all charcoal blued? The picture they always show is anyway, just wondering if anyone here could verify that.

Brett Dixon
February 29, 2008, 11:28 AM
Mine looks like the other photos posted in the group, with the case hardened frame, the bluing looks good on mine even with lots of use. I hope this helps.

Ps how do you join the walker group?

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 29, 2008, 12:17 PM
Brett Dixon--If it came from Cabela's then it's a Uberti. Period..
You don't have to do anything to join except to ask so THR member Scrat can add your name to the member's list. It would be nice if you could post a photograph of your Walker but if you say you have one then I guess you have one. You may post a photograph at the time of your own choosing. We just like to look at each other's photographs is all. WELCOME ABOARD!!....

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 29, 2008, 12:23 PM
JCT--Cabela's .44 Walkers are made by Uberti and are blued....

Brett Dixon
February 29, 2008, 12:33 PM
Thank you for the info I will get a photo posted as soon as possible, the weather here must break soon and I am really itching to get out for some comfortable shooting with my friends.

Shawnee
February 29, 2008, 05:27 PM
Just got a Midway flyer saying the Uberti Walker is on sale for $349.99
:cool:

scrat
February 29, 2008, 05:43 PM
THR WALKER Club

Member list

1 Scott
2 Gentleman of the Charcoal
3 Dixie Texian
4 Yankee John
5 Mykeal
6 Speckdds@bellsouth.net
7 Mukluk
8 BigBadGun
9 Mec
10Fineredmist
11HILDO
12Shanghai McCoy
13Tallship
14 A.WALKER
15 StrawHat
16 Mustanger1
17 Phantom Captain
18 Pulp
19 Snaggletooth
20 RugerBob
21 J.T.Gerrity
22 BDFT
23 Peter M Eick
24 JCT
25 Old Wornout Soldier
26 Brett Dixon Welcome Aboard


26 members strong

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 29, 2008, 06:05 PM
Shawnee, thanks. Good looking out. I don't reckon I need any more of them myself but there's bound to be at least a couple of people on this thread that you just helped out. Thank's again....

Shawnee
February 29, 2008, 07:03 PM
Hi GotC...

Hey... it is extremely easy to be cordial and helpful to 26 guys armed with Walkers ! :what:

Has anyone kept track of how many Walkers are owned "en toto" by this gang ? :confused:


Y'know - when Ya think about it - that $349.99 at Midway is a price that competes favorably with almost any pistol a fellow could go buy except maybe some of the .22 lr models.

:cool:

Phantom Captain
February 29, 2008, 07:06 PM
Shawnee said:
Hey... it is extremely easy to be cordial and helpful to 26 guys armed with Walkers !

:)

What would really take the cake is to do a meet somewhere.

Imagine the looks at the range as all 26 of us (so far) showed up and started making smoke! :what::what::D:D

Walker Heaven!

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 29, 2008, 07:17 PM
Phantom Captain. Good evening..There would be such a cloud of smoke over that range that the satelite's would pick it up and the U.S.Military would go on red alert!....

JCT
February 29, 2008, 09:13 PM
Here it is, still oily and cold from sitting on the front step. I wonder if they picked out one like they said they would, the grip is nice, but pretty ordinary I think. Fit and finish are good and I'll be cleaning up the action and smoothing some rough edges.


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii163/jarrodtaylor5/PICT0012.jpg

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii163/jarrodtaylor5/PICT0015.jpg

mykeal
February 29, 2008, 09:25 PM
Has anyone kept track of how many Walkers are owned "en toto" by this gang ?

All of them.:D:D:uhoh:

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 29, 2008, 09:56 PM
JCT--Hell, it look's alright to me and I could see right away that you're proud of that hammer....

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
February 29, 2008, 09:57 PM
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mec
February 29, 2008, 11:05 PM
some people sand off the varnish and reveal fairly nice walnut grain with the tree trunk they've been using lately. Early replicas had stocks made from old Italian army rifles. they were nice too.

bigbadgun
February 29, 2008, 11:40 PM
Imagine the looks at the range as all 26 of us (so far) showed up and started making smoke!

That would be a site damn sure wish we all lifed closer togeather.

JCT damn fine lookin shootin iron you got there sir.

JCT
February 29, 2008, 11:46 PM
Thanks, I'm liking it more and more and it's only been a few hours:D Looks better now that all the oil and sludge were cleaned off. The grips are nicer than I thought, in the right light, they have some figure. I like the blue and case colors better on that used Walker I picked up, but I can't keep two, so I'm selling that one.
I can't wait to try this, probably have to wait until Sunday and even then, we're pushing 10 feet of snow around here, so it's not fun shooting weather yet. Walkers really are hand held cannons!:)

bigbadgun
March 1, 2008, 07:37 AM
Dont you never mind about the weather that there Walker will keep you warm

bigbadgun
March 1, 2008, 08:13 AM
Here is scrats USMR Holster

JCT
March 1, 2008, 08:20 AM
Just out of curiosity and for future reference, does anyone know of any custom bluing services? Maybe a shop that'll do charcoal bluing or color case hardening to the parts you send them?

Edit: I found one site, http://www.ronsgunshop.com/pricing.html They offer authentic bone charcoal and cyanide bluing, but I'd rather buy more guns that to drop $200 on a new color!

Shawnee
March 1, 2008, 09:01 AM
Hi BigBadGun...


Dude, you sure turn out some nice holsters ! :)


:cool:

Phantom Captain
March 1, 2008, 09:08 AM
Gentleman of the Charcoal said:
Phantom Captain. Good evening..There would be such a cloud of smoke over that range that the satelite's would pick it up and the U.S.Military would go on red alert!....


Hehe, exactly! Then they would back off once they saw what they were up against!!

Phantom Captain
March 1, 2008, 09:11 AM
bigbadgun said:
That would be a site damn sure wish we all lifed closer togeather.

Agreed, sure would be nice. I bet we would clear that range real fast like. Regardless anyone else there wouldn't be able to see their targets anymore. :D:D

It would be like a real platoon of Capt. Walker's Dragoons! I bet back then was the last time so many Walkers were together and firing all at the same time. Think about that for a minute!

Old Wornout Soldier
March 1, 2008, 09:19 AM
I just checked out Midways site and sure enough they are selling Walkers for $350. so what the heck, anything worth doing, is worth overdoing, so I ordered one. Now I'll have one for each hand.:p

bigbadgun
March 1, 2008, 09:36 AM
Thanks Shawnee
It would almost be worth Planning a trip so we could all be together once.

scrat
March 1, 2008, 11:17 AM
Jct Thats a nice looking walker. Now you need to go fire that baby off.


A THR WALKER MEET that would be the greatest thing around. If we could only get a whole bunch more people involved. Anyhow it sure would be great. It seems as though im always the only one at the range shooting a WALKER. Everyone still asks a bunch of questions. But im stil the only one.

scrat
March 1, 2008, 11:18 AM
Big Bad Gun

Oh my sweet sweeet sweeeet. Wow i cant wait to get my hands on that thing. Wow that is an incredible looking holster. You do a great job on these. wow very very impressive.

Thank you

Shawnee
March 1, 2008, 11:30 AM
Hi Old Wornout...

"Now I'll have one for each hand."


That's right ! That way you won't need to carry a cement block on one side to stay balanced ! Good thinkin' !!! ;)

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 1, 2008, 11:32 AM
Old Wornout Soldier...
Well, learn to shoot straight is all I can say, 'cause if you ever have to backtrack, you ain't gonna run far or fast carrying all of that iron..
Congratulations!!....

bigbadgun
March 1, 2008, 02:47 PM
With 26 or so Walkers at one range this is how it would .
Ready ,Aim ,Fire
10 Minutes later when all the smoke clears
Ready ,Aim , Fire:cool::D

scrat
March 1, 2008, 04:09 PM
That would be so much fun to see 26 WALKERS at the range

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 1, 2008, 05:46 PM
Ready On The Right!!..Ready On The Left!!..
Allll Ready On The Firing Line!!
Watch Your Target!!!!

JCT
March 1, 2008, 06:34 PM
I had some time today to take the dremel and some flitx to my New Walker. Did a complete disassembly and deburred the insides and polished the sears and hammer face. I also used alcohol on the bluing and used some oxpho blue on the barrel, cylinder and backstrap. It lightened up the factory "blue/black" and makes a nice grey blue.
I'll be firing some caps to clear the cylinders and should shoot it for the first time tomorrow.

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii163/jarrodtaylor5/PICT0003.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii163/jarrodtaylor5/PICT0018-1.jpg

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 1, 2008, 06:45 PM
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JCT
March 1, 2008, 07:30 PM
It was a fun project. Uberti does well, but they still need some polishing and internal deburring. Those screws are too soft, it seem like I can't take a gun apart or put it back together without marring up at least one screw! I'll have to order spares I guess.
I did notice one thing today that I thought was interesting, Brownells Oxphoblue enhances the case colors. It fills in those areas of plain grey metal and it seems to richen up the colors a little bit. Nice little trick to know anyway.

JCT
March 1, 2008, 07:57 PM
This is related to Walker's anyway: I just picked up a used Walker Flask with no instruction. I basically have it figured out, but I'm not impressed with the spout system. Do you guys use it, or replace it with a more typical spring spout? I like how this one holds 7 extra balls, but I think I'll be changing the spout, it doesn't seem reliable or consistent.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 1, 2008, 08:09 PM
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GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 1, 2008, 08:30 PM
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scrat
March 1, 2008, 08:37 PM
Wow JCT that looks fantastic. Ok im posting up some pics of my WALKER as well as my DE BLUED 1851. I just finished.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/IMG_1692.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/IMG_1899.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/IMG_1895.jpg

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 1, 2008, 09:19 PM
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JCT
March 1, 2008, 09:25 PM
Nice flasks! I'll give the Walker flask a try tomorrow, I do have some spouts around here somewhere, I use 40 grains for the Dragoon, so that'd even be ok on the Walker.

scrat
March 1, 2008, 09:29 PM
Jct once you try 50 grains you will be loving life. The most i have been able to put was 55 grains. I have no idea how you can get 60 grains of black in a WALKER then seat a bullet. it just doesnt work with mine.

JCT
March 1, 2008, 09:46 PM
:eek: 60 grains of my homemade powder scares me. I'm starting at 40 tomorrow. 40 of mine equals roughly 50 of GOEX, but 40 of mine takes up more space too since it's not as dense. So, 60 of mine, if it fits, will probably break nearby windows, or cause an avalanche with all this snow :D

scrat
March 1, 2008, 09:50 PM
hahahahahahaha

id love to be there with you. Since yours is new of course you can have the first shots at the range. Just to let people know what your shooting. Then we would load them up together and fire them at the same time.

heheheheheh

boy that would be fun

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 1, 2008, 09:56 PM
Jct, After You Shoot It Let Everybody On Here Know If The Lever Fell, And What The Powder Load Was When It Fell, And Maybe How Many Times You Shot It With That Particular Load Before The Lever Fell, If You Would Please....

JCT
March 2, 2008, 12:42 PM
Well, I loaded it up. Works out well with my powder, I can just fill the cylinder and compress a ball into it. That gives me exactly 50 grains weight, which is probably equal to a 60 grain charge of GOEX. I'm off to shoot it for awhile and try powder loads from 40 to 50.
Do you all use .457 balls? That's all I have right now and they work fine in the Dragoon and loaded fine in the Walker, but I'm due for a new mold this spring and I wonder if I should get .454 or .457. When I use anything but pure lead, these .457's are hard to load. With soft lead though, it's easy.

Shawnee
March 2, 2008, 01:18 PM
Hi JCT...

We'll be looking for pics of the targets. :scrutiny:


:cool:

mec
March 2, 2008, 01:30 PM
The chambers are 450-451 and .454 balls are ideal. 457s work fine and usually get a small velocity increase.

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 2, 2008, 01:31 PM
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JCT
March 2, 2008, 01:55 PM
I got about 3 cylinders in today, shooting 15 yards at clay pigeons in the snow here. Shoots higher than the Dragoon, but burying the front sight in the notch improved accuracy, I'll have to get more time in to get better with this one.
I'm going to have to change the nipples on this Walker. My #10 Rem caps fall right off of these! They fit fine on the Dragoon, I'm going to see if Dragoon nipples fit the Walker and I'll swap them out.
The loading lever drops slightly with a full load, but I'm sure as it keep doing that, it'll drop all the way until I can file the catch to help it stay up.
I may get a mold for .454 some of the balls in the last batch I made have some recycled buckshot ( lead/antimony ) and there very difficult to load. .454's probably work better in both my Walker and Dragoon.
Thanks for the help, when I can, I'll do some targets and see what I can do for groups with the Walker. I know it'll be accurate, a friend of mine has a Walker and is dead on with it, but it took him a few months of tweaking and practice to do it.

scrat
March 4, 2008, 07:51 PM
good information let us know what happens with the nipple change for sure

JCT
March 6, 2008, 12:12 AM
Here's yet another picture, Walker, 3rd model Dragoon and my new 1849 pocket .31 I just got today from track of the wolf. It was dirty and tarnished, but cleaned up like new! Charcoal blue with great case colors, stamped "BF" 1995.
I think the next one in the colt collection will have to be an 1860 Army.
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii163/jarrodtaylor5/PICT0005.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii163/jarrodtaylor5/PICT0001.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii163/jarrodtaylor5/PICT0008.jpg

scrat
March 6, 2008, 12:17 AM
Jct those are very nice. Either that or you just really know how to take a picture. Either way you got me beat. Only way i could do better is to take my guns to photographer.

JCT
March 6, 2008, 12:29 AM
Thanks, they are very nice, I love the grips on all these, I've lucked out with those. But the pics are nothing special, I just try to get the right lighting/angle and use the highest quality setting on the camera. Then I use "enhance" in my iPhoto program. It does all the work and really improves my otherwise average photos.
It's a whole challenge in itself to photograph guns, I'd like to get better at that actually, I think lighting is the key.

Shawnee
March 6, 2008, 12:43 AM
Very nice photos - no matter how you arrived at them, JCT - and the guns are really great. Especially like that Dragoon !

:cool:

scrat
March 6, 2008, 11:30 AM
Good Morning WALKER members.

scrat
March 6, 2008, 01:16 PM
BIG BAD GUN Just recieved my holster today. Very quick delivery by USPS. Fantastic work. Just Fantastic. The fit is perfect. What a great looking holster. Im just attaching the photo that you already posted until i can get some pics myself. Great work. Very Highly recomended. Anyone here looking to get a very good quality holster check out BBG. I had BBG put down USMR. For The United States Mounted Rifles. The engraved on my WALKER.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/DSC03609.jpg

bigbadgun
March 6, 2008, 01:48 PM
Thanks scrat again that holster is a bastardized 49er holster the belt loop is part of the back of the holster to hold the piece closer to the body. My design. Anytime you are ready for another let me know. I have a couple new designs that I have posted check out the Cabelas remmie thread.

Tigermoth
March 6, 2008, 04:56 PM
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scrat
March 7, 2008, 10:55 AM
ok whats the question. I believe your reffering to a Dragoon.

Brett Dixon
March 7, 2008, 04:03 PM
I know this is the walker site, but has anyone fired the armi sport spencer carbine in 45 schofield? I just purchased one and am waiting on its arrival. Thanks Brett.

scrat
March 8, 2008, 09:33 PM
WOOOOO not one post where is everybody today.

JCT
March 8, 2008, 11:15 PM
Got my Treso nipples in. 11-50-136 1/4x28. Perfect fit, Rem #10's and 11's fit perfectly. Very high quality nipples, I'll most likely put these on all the revolvers at some point.
I've been doing a little more work on my Walker and Dragoon. This inside of the hammer that sits in the hammer notch, is very rough on the factory guns and gets fouled up easily, I took a dremel polishing stone to them and they came out nice!

Phantom Captain
March 10, 2008, 09:25 AM
Excellent! Told ya you would be happy with them!

razorback1010
March 10, 2008, 10:55 AM
Hi, I greet you all from the other side of the big pond.
I've got one question : what do you think of shooting the originally shaped picket bullet from Pedersoli in a Walker ?
'til now, I only shot round balls and the accuracy at 30 yards is not what I'm awaiting. I'd love to pass the 95/100 with my Walker, as I'm regularly doing with my Remington (Pietta made) and I'm barely reaching 90/100 when in a good day.
Here are pictures of my babies.

mykeal
March 10, 2008, 11:22 AM
razorback1010 -

The picket bullet ('minie') will be less accurate from the Walker than a round ball.

The issue most people seem to have trouble with is seating it straight so the round is pointed along the chamber/barrel centerline. Very difficult to do.

Whether that actually causes inaccuracies or not I do not know - it seems reasonable, however. Regardless, of the cause, however, the range reports on many forums are unanimous in saying the 'minie' or conical or picket shape is not as accurate as the round ball from a revolver.

In my experience the route to success with the Walker or Dragoons is trigger management. It is difficult to obtain good trigger control with such a heavy pistol - much, in fact, almost all your energy is focused on holding the heavy gun on target, robbing the sensation necessary to fully control the trigger finger. It can be done but takes great concentration and much practice. Good luck.

razorback1010
March 10, 2008, 12:16 PM
The trigger didn't need a lot of work, just lightening a bit the pull. Now it breaks cleanly at around 3 lbs. In fact, I'm still in search of the right load to get the best out of this monster gun.
Here are two targets shot last month. First one is with the Remington, one handed, 25 m (27 yards), the second one is the Walker, two handed and resting on a sand bag, same distance. I'm sure I can tighten more the grouping and as I read a post about the picket bullet, I was wondering.

74448 74449

razorback1010
March 10, 2008, 12:21 PM
Here's the difference in "cutting" between the Remington with 20 grains and the Walker with 55 grains (both Swiss n1). I was wondering also if it wouldn't be better to shoot with Swiss n3 with the Walker. The typical load was in fact the same as the infantry rifle of the time and with a nine inches barrel it's nearly a small carbine. I must try it sometime.
74451
Another family picture
74452

scrat
March 10, 2008, 03:35 PM
I have been curious on the same thing. In fact i have been looking around trying to find a good picket mold to mold my own, If i cant find one i am going to give conicals a try.

scrat
March 10, 2008, 03:37 PM
THR WALKER Club

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1 Scott
2 Gentleman of the Charcoal
3 Dixie Texian
4 Yankee John
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7 Mukluk
8 BigBadGun
9 Mec
10Fineredmist
11HILDO
12Shanghai McCoy
13Tallship
14 A.WALKER
15 StrawHat
16 Mustanger1
17 Phantom Captain
18 Pulp
19 Snaggletooth
20 RugerBob
21 J.T.Gerrity
22 BDFT
23 Peter M Eick
24 JCT
25 Old Wornout Soldier
26 Brett Dixon
27. Razorback 1010 Welcome Aboard

Phantom Captain
March 12, 2008, 11:01 PM
Well the weather is finally on the upswing here and today was sunny, a bit chill but not too bad and not too breezy.

So I figured since the air was warming up it was time to take Mr. Walker out and warm him up too. Last year my first day out to the range was March 16 so got it beat by 4 days this year, bonus!

Along with the Walker we (my girlfriend and I) brought the two '61 Navies, my '61 Springfield Rifle, '62 Richmond Rifle (her favorite) and the Hawken .54 built by my late Father. Can't bring too much all at once or the cleaning gets overwhelming. Usually we bring one rifle and one pistol each to concentrate on just a thing or two at a time but this being the first day out after a looong winter we got a bit overexcited.

Had a great time and made a day of it. I did bring my camera and video camera but we got so involved we forgot to film any video or snap any pics. Lot's of people around asking questions about everything too but I do get that pretty much everytime I go.

Oh well, next time (and very soon) I'll try to get a picture or video or two! ;) I'm a lucky guy, she loves the holy black as much as me! She even enjoys casting and we made a TON this winter. Over 120lbs. :D:D We should be set for a bit. I do love shooting balls that I cast myself. Just adds even more to it if you ask me.

JCT
March 13, 2008, 12:30 AM
I cast all my .457 balls too and punch felt wads, make lube for them and mill my own BP. Now if I only made my own percussion caps I'd be pretty self sufficient! It's definitely more enjoyable to work on on these other aspects in shooting. With it being cold here, I've spent more time with my guns apart than ever before, polishing and fine tuning them. I deepened the notch on all my colt replicas to improve the accuracy and I polished the inner arch of the hammers to keep fouling from stick so bad.
It's looking like I may have two Walkers...( I bought 2 but planned to sell one and it's not selling! ). If I end up with two, I may either antique one or just keep it as is and start shooting two at a time!

razorback1010
March 13, 2008, 02:03 AM
Well, with two Walkers, you can start shooting Josey-Wales style !
About videos, here is one shot last month :
http://http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=nDYJ9BpjkiY (http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=nDYJ9BpjkiY)

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 13, 2008, 07:48 AM
Razorback1010..
Just got through watching the link you posted. Good little film. Do you mind if I ask how many grains per chamber you were firing?
Anyway, WELCOME ABOARD!!....

Phantom Captain
March 13, 2008, 09:34 AM
I cast all my .457 balls too and punch felt wads, make lube for them and mill my own BP. Now if I only made my own percussion caps I'd be pretty self sufficient! It's definitely more enjoyable to work on on these other aspects in shooting. With it being cold here, I've spent more time with my guns apart than ever before, polishing and fine tuning them. I deepened the notch on all my colt replicas to improve the accuracy and I polished the inner arch of the hammers to keep fouling from stick so bad.
It's looking like I may have two Walkers...( I bought 2 but planned to sell one and it's not selling! ). If I end up with two, I may either antique one or just keep it as is and start shooting two at a time!

Hiya JCT,

I cast .375, .454, .530, .575 Minie hollow base, .678 all Lyman molds.

And yep, I started making my own lubed wads too, didn't mention that above. Just a couple of hollow ground center punches and perfect felt from Durofelt. I lube them with a strainer and a pot of melted OX-Yoke lube. Easy!

Any of you guys want to start making your own it's very simple and very cost effective. I bought a 3' sheet of felt for $37 and it will make somewhere around 7000 wads (someone calculated it earlier on some lost thread here, lol). The owner of Durofelt, Asha, is great to do business with and is top notch in customer service. My order was a bit delayed as she was awaiting a resupply but she kept me informed the entire time. Once the order did come in she didn't charge me shipping. Can't beat that!

Here's a link to her site, she knows exactly what the black powder crowd needs too. Just send her an email and she will get you set right up!

http://www.durofelt.com/image_26.html

razorback1010
March 13, 2008, 10:25 AM
Any of you guys want to start making your own it's very simple and very cost effective. I bought a 3' sheet of felt for $37 and it will make somewhere around 7000 wads (someone calculated it earlier on some lost thread here, lol). The owner of Durofelt, Asha, is great to do business with and is top notch in customer service. My order was a bit delayed as she was awaiting a resupply but she kept me informed the entire time. Once the order did come in she didn't charge me shipping. Can't beat that!

Here's a link to her site, she knows exactly what the black powder crowd needs too. Just send her an email and she will get you set right up!
I paid $17 for two three yards long felt bands from her, a couple years back, and she didn't charge the shipping to France ! I lube the wads with the recipe most French shooters are using : beewax, olive oil and vegetable fat for French fries. Works well and smells good too. When I'm running out of it, I still have some "Snoseal", I mostly use it for my shoes, but I discovered it was a good lubricant for BP shooting as well.
In the video, I'm shooting .457 round balls over 55 grains of Swiss n1. With 60 grains, I can't get the bullet fully in. Next video will be my SAA and then my Winch 1873.

sundance44s
March 13, 2008, 10:56 AM
I`ve got a Walker comming ...it`s due to arrive today ..I`m likeing the looks of the Walkers in the white ..Thinking I`ll deblue and defarb the writeing on the barrel ..The case colors look really nice on the one I bought , so I think I`ll leave the frame alone , and live with the Itilian marks there .

scrat
March 13, 2008, 11:49 AM
Cast my own. YEP. i cast for all my guns. I have about 150 lbs of lead. so that gives me a lot to cast from. I keep them seperate in two batches. Soft lead and hard lead.

As far as videos. This one has always been my favorite for the sound of course the quality of the actual video is a little poor. Anyway is this made from anyone here.

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=B2N6FoKB4a0&feature=related

Rebel Dave
March 13, 2008, 12:23 PM
Hello

Can I qualify as a member,???, as I just yesterday (3-12-08) ordered a w 1847 Walker from Taylors and Co. I hope it will arrive on friday, but maybe early next week.

I had one of these in the 70s and wish I had never sold it. Well now I'll add this one to my collection, again. That is---,51 Pietta Navy steelframe .44,
2 Pietta 58 Remingtons .44s, Uberti 1860 Army .44 (mfg in 1969).

I'll let everyone nkow when it arrives.

Thanks Rebel Dave (still unreconstructed)
P.S. I;ll have to learn how to post pics.

razorback1010
March 13, 2008, 03:54 PM
I'll give the Picket bullet a try, I've just ordered the mold from Dixie. It should arrive next week. For 35 bucks, it won't be a big loss if it's not up to my expectations. In France, they wanted to charge me 90 bucks for the same thing, with one month delay. I love the States...

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
March 13, 2008, 04:40 PM
Rebel Dave..WELCOME ABOARD Sir!!
I do so hope you're an unreconstructed rebel. The country need's a few more of that kind of people....

scrat
March 13, 2008, 04:42 PM
Is that the ss2163 mold. I was just looking at it. Not bad. Just dont get the Brass mold. I have one of those brass molds and they are just not that good. Takes a while to heat them up. Then With brass being a natural lubricant. You can never get a good cast out of them. I tried really hard. I first cleaned my mold with alcohal. then heated it up. Wiped dry the inside as it looked like it was all wet and lubed again. Then i tried to mold. It would not fill out for the life of me. Then even with the best gloves on. Ut just gets too hot to hold or work with. I cant see how anyone can cast with a mold like this.

JCT
March 13, 2008, 05:03 PM
Rebel Dave, was it $370 from Taylor's? I'd be interested to see if they charge the same for everyone. The site says $350, but when I called they told me $370. They did hand pick one for me, so maybe they charged me to do that.

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