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Uberti Walker or Dragoon

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Prairie Dawg, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Prairie Dawg

    Prairie Dawg Well-Known Member

    Got a project in mind that requires a Walker or Dragoon.

    Looking for an inexpensive used Uberti.

    Thanks DMZ -- I'm gonna add yers to my stable! (see pic below)

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2013
  2. DMZ

    DMZ Well-Known Member

    I have this I would be willing to part with:


    It is a replica 3rd Model Dragoon. It is marked Western Arms, but it is a Uberti. I bought it in 1982 and have not used it much, I has some small dings on the cylinder and the barrel.

    Make an offer. I can e-mail better pics if you want.

    Can it be sold and mailed to your location without FFL?
  3. Prairie Dawg

    Prairie Dawg Well-Known Member

    Hi DMZ:
    Yes it can be sent directly to me.
    Sent you a PM
    How does it function?
  4. rodwha

    rodwha Well-Known Member

    I'm curious what your project is...
  5. Prairie Dawg

    Prairie Dawg Well-Known Member

    Make something similar to this:


    That one is a Walker & mine will be a 3rd model dragoon.

    Will leave the 30-year-old one I bought from DMZ as-is & cut the one I bought a month ago.

    I like to have a full length in one holster & a snubbie in the other.

    Too Much Fun!
  6. rodwha

    rodwha Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking of something along those lines with some sort of Colt pistol. The original barrel as is, and a replacement barrel to shorten.

    Also like the idea of an additional backstrap to turn into a birds head.
  7. DMZ

    DMZ Well-Known Member

    Very cool. A horse pistol cut to a snub.

    I would be tempted to buy a .45 Colt conversion cylinder for it.
  8. Prairie Dawg

    Prairie Dawg Well-Known Member

    Oh......I'll keep my eyes open for one.
    A pistola like that deserves a conversion cylinder!
  9. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    Prairie Dawg,

    Here is a shot of my Walker and my Dragoon.


    Not a lot of weight reduction with the shorter barrel. A little easier to handle but more in theory than in practice.

    The Walker with a couple of Belt Models.


    Handling the Walker does have some benefit. The 1860 and the 1851 seem to jump from leather as if alive after a few draws with the Walker! Of these three, I like the barrel of the 1951 the best but the caliber of the 1860. Guess what might be the next project onthe bench!?!
  10. kituwa

    kituwa Well-Known Member

    Strw hat, please dont tell me your going to chop that dragoon!
  11. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    I want a 3rd Dragoon. Don't think I want to chop it, though.
    Maybe I should get 2. One to chop, one to leave stock.

    I'm thinking I should chop the brass framed "1851 ,44" I picked up last year.

    I REALLY NEED/want an ROA to chop into a shopkeeper's special. Load it with a soft .45 wadcutter. Should be a great manstopper.
  12. kituwa

    kituwa Well-Known Member

    Yes, i want a 3rd model dragoon too.I think it would make a great hog and deer gun with a little work on some better sights. Would have the same pracical power as a walker but easier to carry around.Of coarse the ROA is the best of them for a hunting gun but not easy to come by anymore at a good price.
  13. Prairie Dawg

    Prairie Dawg Well-Known Member

    Jaymo -- Like this one?

    Fun leetle ROA!

  14. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    Not to worry, the Dragoon will remain as is. It was imported by Replica Arms (Marietta, Ohio) and I really like that importer. Actually, the Walker is also from Replica Arms, I bought it originally to restore but the more I handled it, the more it grew on me.

    The short barrel makes it "slightly" handier. Not a lot of difference except it is a bit shorter. I doubt it lost 1/4 pound by have 4" of barrel removed.

    The 1860 is really too short. I bobbed it, well, just because! The 1851 is about perfect and I will chop an 1860 to that length and see how it handles.
  15. kituwa

    kituwa Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean about chopping guns or whatever,if i was able to buy many guns i would prob do the same to some of them just because too.The bigger ones like walkers or dragoons prolly are not that practical to chop as they are just going to be bulky no matter what you do.That 1860 may well feel better if the grip frame was a birdshead like your ROA.The grip on your ROA is one of the nicer looking ones i have seen. I have a 1851 that my son has been after me to chop and do a bird head on for a pocket gun to carry when we are fishing or running around in the woods but if i do then he will lay claim to that one like he did my 1860,lol.
  16. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Yep! I've been totin' the Dragoon whenever I go to the woods for the last several months and it has made everything else feel like a toy.
  17. Mr. D

    Mr. D Well-Known Member

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