Quantcast
The THR Walker Club - Page 140 - THR
THR  

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Blackpowder Shooting

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 22, 2013, 11:36 AM   #3476
kituwa
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 6, 2013
Location: Repton,Al
Posts: 275
whitesongs,a 100% accurate walker,,i could use one of those! A cylinder full of round balls all through the same hole would be nice! OK,just joking,i know what you ment,lol.
kituwa is offline  
Old March 24, 2013, 08:53 PM   #3477
4speed
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 5, 2012
Location: NW Georgia
Posts: 55
I just can't resist the bling. This is a "Richland Arms" piece I got a couple of weeks ago. The case is awesome, very well done.
She who must be obeyed has even allowed me to keep this on the sideboard in our DR.


Last edited by 4speed; March 25, 2013 at 02:42 AM.
4speed is offline  
Old March 25, 2013, 01:28 AM   #3478
DoubleDeuce 1
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 27, 2008
Posts: 422
Holy Smoke 4Speed!!!
Is that stainless or just the lighting? That case looks superb!
DoubleDeuce 1 is offline  
Old March 25, 2013, 02:41 AM   #3479
4speed
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 5, 2012
Location: NW Georgia
Posts: 55
Thanks Duece. I will have to check whether it is stainless, nickel, or just polished steel. It isn't blued. Have to dig up a magnet.
4speed is offline  
Old March 25, 2013, 03:59 AM   #3480
kituwa
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 6, 2013
Location: Repton,Al
Posts: 275
A magnet will stick to some types of stainless so that isnt a very sure way to tell.Try cleaning a small place off with a degreaser and put a little blueing con it.If its stainless it wont take the bluing. That is a VERY nice looking walker!
kituwa is offline  
Old March 25, 2013, 12:09 PM   #3481
4speed
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 5, 2012
Location: NW Georgia
Posts: 55
Thanks

The magnet sticks so I didn't learn anything. It also sticks to my stainless ruger vaquero. Oh well it really doesn't matter because it will never see any BP as long as I own it which will be as long as I am on the right side of the sod.
4speed is offline  
Old March 25, 2013, 09:31 PM   #3482
DoubleDeuce 1
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 27, 2008
Posts: 422
Send it to me and I'll see if my magnet sticks to it...

Just plain old beautiful.
DoubleDeuce 1 is offline  
Old March 25, 2013, 10:06 PM   #3483
markvegas
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 3, 2013
Posts: 2
Sign me up...

I've had my Colt Signature Series Walker for close to 20 years I think, bought it during production....just found this forum!

Unfired, NIB...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg walker fb (800x479).jpg (146.7 KB, 53 views)
markvegas is offline  
Old March 25, 2013, 10:12 PM   #3484
DoubleDeuce 1
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 27, 2008
Posts: 422
Markvegas,
Beautiful revolver there. Fix yourself a pot of coffee and go over all the entries for this thread... Better order a pizza too, and maybe a few sandwiches. You could be reading for quite a while.

And welcome.
DoubleDeuce 1 is offline  
Old March 26, 2013, 02:01 AM   #3485
4speed
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 5, 2012
Location: NW Georgia
Posts: 55
I'll second that. I have been here for about eight months and still haven't seen them all. Welcome.
4speed is offline  
Old March 26, 2013, 10:30 AM   #3486
YumaKid
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 14, 2011
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 249
Can a "Remington Guy" ask a question?

No, I don't have a Walker; the closest I come to that is that my 16 y.o. son has a .44 "Fake Navy". But I try to read every thread and I saw a post here that just befuddles my brain every time I see a comment like this....

Quote:
Originally Posted by markvegas
I've had my Colt Signature Series Walker for close to 20 years I think, bought it during production....just found this forum!

Unfired, NIB...
How does one do that???

I don't see a gun (BP, smokeless, revolver, pistol, rifle, shotgun) as "mine" until, under my direction, it makes smoke, noise, and a hole in a target. I've even taken a "Demand Day" off in the middle of the work-week just to go to the range with a new gun!
YumaKid is offline  
Old March 26, 2013, 01:18 PM   #3487
DoubleDeuce 1
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 27, 2008
Posts: 422
Yuma,
For me it would almost be like spending a mint, uncirculated coin. That shiny nickel that you spent twenty dollars for will only get you one five cent Hershey bar ( a very long time ago...).

I have to admit I have a few shooters that will never be fired. I look at them as works of art almost. For most of the ones that will remain unfired, I have shooters of the same version/ model. There are times when I wonder why...
DoubleDeuce 1 is offline  
Old March 26, 2013, 01:43 PM   #3488
YumaKid
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 14, 2011
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 249
I understand and appreciate that. But it's a thing of beauty when a tool (and a gun is a tool, like a shovel or a hammer) fulfills the intent for which it was created. If it NEVER puts one in the X because it's NEVER aimed and fired at the X; then its beauty is deminished in my mind.

Okay, without all the philosophical argument; when I see a beautiful firearm, I apprciate the artistry in its "lines". But I really want to ask "How's it shoot?", because that's the reason the firearm was designed. When it's in the X (or often in my case "anywhere inside the 6"); that's when its true beauty shows.
YumaKid is offline  
Old March 26, 2013, 08:17 PM   #3489
markvegas
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 3, 2013
Posts: 2
All my black powder stuff (Colt 2nd generation 2nd model Dragoon, Uberti 1860 Army and 1862 Police, Pietta '58 Remmington, ASM '63 Sharps SRC and Shilo 50-140 x 3-1/2 rifle) went into storage for a decade while I pursued other interests.

It was a mistaken belief Signature series Colts would be collectable that prevented me from shooting it, but I know better now, it will be 'unfired' no more forever soon...
markvegas is offline  
Old March 27, 2013, 02:48 AM   #3490
4speed
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 5, 2012
Location: NW Georgia
Posts: 55
YumaKid

Their out there. I bought a Signature Walker last summer from the original owner that appears to have never been touched. It was still in the white box with the serial number on it that Colt shipped it in. I have another Walker for shootin so I will either leave it alone or sell it someday. It is real purty.
4speed is offline  
Old March 27, 2013, 02:58 PM   #3491
wklaus
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 10, 2013
Location: Summerdale, Alabama
Posts: 7
Membership

Would like to join, promise to behave.

Walter H. Klaus
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2354.jpg (80.5 KB, 51 views)
wklaus is offline  
Old March 27, 2013, 04:54 PM   #3492
kituwa
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 6, 2013
Location: Repton,Al
Posts: 275
Hi wklaus, I saw your pic you put up with your walker next to your ROA,looks good together and gives a good comparison on the sizes for those who have not seen them together. While the walker is a large very heavy gun it has grown on me.It actually makes it easier for me to hold steady and seems like the weight covers up a less than perfect trigger release. I didnt like the way my cylinder locked up on mine,you could jiggle the cylinder when it was cocked and get it to unlock in one direction.I tinkered with it a good bit and i just could not get that round cylinder bolt to lock up like i wanted it too so i made me a new bold out of 416 stainless with the lug shaped like later colts and it locks up like a bank vault now.Day before yesterday i rough cut the bolt out and slipped and cut my finger to the bone,spent from 9pm to 3:30 am in the ER getting 8 stitches put in it.Last night i finished it up and got a sliver of metal in my eye and woke this morning and couldnt even open my eye so had to go to the eye doc to remove the metal,lol.I am wanting to go out in the backyard now and shoot the beast but my wife is telling me the way things are going that i need to lay of a bit before i blow my leg off,lol. Maybe i will just settle for taking a pic of my walker to upload so i can join the club too.
kituwa is offline  
Old March 27, 2013, 09:18 PM   #3493
wklaus
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 10, 2013
Location: Summerdale, Alabama
Posts: 7
Good Day

Sounds like you had a good day.
Where is Repton, AL, I am near Foley, AL.
wklaus is offline  
Old March 27, 2013, 11:09 PM   #3494
kituwa
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 6, 2013
Location: Repton,Al
Posts: 275
I am three miles off the interstate 65 Brewton/repton exit #77.We are very close to each other.We may need to get together and shoot some hogs with our walkers! One of my son's hunts hogs on the islands in the mobile delta down around Bay Minette so he already knows where to go.
kituwa is offline  
Old March 28, 2013, 05:22 PM   #3495
wklaus
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 10, 2013
Location: Summerdale, Alabama
Posts: 7
Hog Hunting

I would love to, but I can only walk about 50 yards.

Walter
wklaus is offline  
Old March 28, 2013, 06:01 PM   #3496
kituwa
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 6, 2013
Location: Repton,Al
Posts: 275
Walter, im not good for much walking either,i have a full hip replacment that was a bit less than succesful and and very bad case of lupus that by itself some days makes it hard for me to even get the the fridge for a sammich.Other days i get around pretty good but not long distance.The place my son goes you take a boat to and dont have to do much more than get out of the boat if you do it right.Not near as fun as how i used to chase them but beats sitting in the house for me.At any rate,my son is a very big guy and he would have no trouble throwing me over his shoulder and toteing me out,lol.He has an 1860 colt he is dieing to try out on a pig too.I have shot a lot of pigs in the past with center fire handguns and a good many deer with cap and ball revolvers but truth is now days my mind does a lot more hunting than i do.I am so glad my son loves to hunt as much as i do because i can at least hear all his wild hunting tales when he gets back from a hunt.We do live on a good size far here so i can shoot as much as i want just going out the front door and i have got me a new coyote call setup that i plan on useing around the farm for another type hunting i can still do even though i am not as mobile as i used to be.
kituwa is offline  
Old March 29, 2013, 05:39 PM   #3497
wklaus
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 10, 2013
Location: Summerdale, Alabama
Posts: 7
get together

Sounds like we aught to get together. I am in the process of buying a blackpowder revolver carbine. I should have it about the middle of next month (March) and we could give it a try.

Walter
wklaus is offline  
Old April 7, 2013, 03:37 PM   #3498
kituwa
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 6, 2013
Location: Repton,Al
Posts: 275
Ok, here is a pic of my Walker though not a very good one.It is marked,Replica Arms Marietta,GA. on the barrel and S.Marco on the frame with XXIV witch makes it a 1968.It has chamber dia. of .461 and a 1 in 18 twist rifling that is somewhat unusual i think.
kituwa is offline  
Old April 8, 2013, 10:38 AM   #3499
Steven Youngblood
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 4, 2008
Posts: 177
Kituwa, there are no bad walkers, just good and better. just think of all the poor people in the world that don't have one at all.
Steven Youngblood is offline  
Old April 8, 2013, 04:22 PM   #3500
kituwa
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 6, 2013
Location: Repton,Al
Posts: 275
Steven,,i ment the picture wasnt very good,,the Walker i have no complaints about,lol.
kituwa is offline  
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.