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Old October 24, 2011, 04:01 AM   #3101
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@mkeal - thanks; it may well be the nipples becoming worn out as it's a second hand gun which had been well-used before I bought it. Perhaps I just got lucky the first time I used it, with very few misfires. May I ask if there's any good source for nipples which will fit an ASM? I've seen Uberti nipples on Midway UK but I am not sure if they will be a good fit.

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Old October 24, 2011, 06:51 AM   #3102
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I have both ASM and Uberti Walkers - they use the same nipple. It's a 1/4x28 thread. Track of the Wolf and many other sutlers sell them. I recommend Treso part number 11-50-01 (Track of the Wolf catalog number RST-A).

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Old October 24, 2011, 06:57 AM   #3103
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Many thanks, @mykeal.

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The shooting's not great but that was my first attempt with it.
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Old October 24, 2011, 02:36 PM   #3104
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Old November 3, 2011, 11:33 AM   #3105
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found this thread on a search for a Walker holster. It was page fourteen... I am still reading the thread but could not wait to make a post. I will most likely trade my old CVA Pennsylvania hunter long rifle tomorrow for a Colt signature series Walker with a holster and belt and maybe some other bits. I wll be sure to post if it happens and be included in the Walker club membership. In my reading progression the thread is still in 2008 and the membership stands at 52... My how things change!
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Old November 3, 2011, 12:01 PM   #3106
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Anyone who would trade you a Colt Walker for anything CVA, is either a fool or is going to require a heap of CA$H.
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Old November 3, 2011, 12:57 PM   #3107
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actually I have seen this Walker on two different occasions. He brings it to a gun show now and then, wont price it but says he wants a trade and I happen to have what he is looking for. I was under educated as to the Colt gens 1, 2, and 3 but have learned a lot through research. It is indeed a signature series, no box or accoutrements. It has one issue other than handling marks and that is that the cylinder is rubbing on the frame. This is scraping the roll marks on the cylinder. I intend to shoot it and will undertake a detailed inspection and use some emery cloth on it to relive this condition is I see the need. The leather is nice but the belt seems to have been made to handle a second holster . I am not all that ready to part with my CVA, it has been mine since it was new and that was some 25 pus years ago. I can't even find a picture of one online and it has one of the nicest curly maple stocks I have even seen on a Pennsylvania/Kentucky style rifle. It is over 54 inches in overall length. I have been in love with BP revolvers for most of my life. My first was purchased in 1975 at the age of 15. A Walker has been on the wish list for many many moons. I had an unfired and un-rotated Colt officers model Navy? It was a 2nd gen. It went in a trade for a Harley. If the trade happens it will be an even trade with no cash involved.
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Old November 3, 2011, 01:42 PM   #3108
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the cylinder is rubbing on the frame. This is scraping the roll marks on the cylinder.
Taken at face value that is a very scary proposition. It suggests that either the arbor or recoil shield is bent. You won't resolve that with emery paper. There is no scenario I can think of where an interference between the frame and the cylinder is anything but a major alignment problem. But perhaps I'm misunderstanding your description.
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Old November 3, 2011, 01:50 PM   #3109
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Taken at face value that is a very scary proposition. It suggests that either the arbor or recoil shield is bent. You won't resolve that with emery paper. There is no scenario I can think of where an interference between the frame and the cylinder is anything but a major alignment problem. But perhaps I'm misunderstanding your description.
I have inspected it before, it appears that the frame has less clearance on the right side than on the left. I never thought about the arbor pin being bent, this is the main shaft the barrel fastens to right? the pin the cylinder rotates on? If it is indeed bent, it should be reflected in the fitment of the bottom of the barrel where it sits on the two small pins right?
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Old November 3, 2011, 01:51 PM   #3110
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I should state that I have never disassembled the gun.
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Old November 3, 2011, 02:05 PM   #3111
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I will further add that I seem to remember that the rubbing is very slight and it appears to be limited to the front of the cylinder. It does not seem to impeded the rotation. I wonder if the roll markings were simply a tad higher from poor execution in those areas?
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Old November 3, 2011, 04:08 PM   #3112
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I've never encountered even an Italian import Colt with roll engraving so defective that it caused an interference; to find such an anomaly on a 3rd Generation Colt would be most unusual, unheard of, even.

Yes, the arbor is the round part that the cylinder rotates on and the barrel wedge goes through to fix the barrel in place. The locating pins at the bottom of the frame are not alignment devices; they're simply there to resolve torque loads in the barrel assembly. I wouldn't expect them to guarantee barrel/cylinder alignment; in fact, they are often not properly aligned and thus the source of binding that makes it difficult to remove the barrel assembly.

Barrel/chamber alignment should be checked with a dowel rod sized to the chamber diameters. You might be able to see major misalignments by shining a strong light on the barrel/cylinder interface and looking down the bore; if you see a crescent shape at the top of the bore that would indicate a possible alignment issue.

But it's also possible, in fact likely, I think, that the barrel assembly aligns with the arbor, and thus the cylinder, but the arbor is not aligned with the frame properly. In that case your thought about the locating pins is interesting; the pins might also be bent so that the barrel assembly fits on the arbor and pins but all three are out of alignment with the frame. The arbor should be tightly fixed to the recoil shield with absolutely no free play. If you get the chance remove the barrel assembly and see if the arbor has any movement with respect to the frame. Any movement at all indicates repair is needed and in my opinion would be a deal breaker.
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Old November 3, 2011, 05:13 PM   #3113
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As of late tomorrow afternoon, a whole bunch of folks that have never shot a Walker will no longer be Walker virgins.

Video to be posted some time next week!

How's that for a teaser commercial!
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Old November 3, 2011, 05:22 PM   #3114
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nice cant wait to see another Pulp video you post some pretty good ones
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Old November 4, 2011, 10:31 AM   #3115
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finding this thread is a very cool thing. What saddens me is that I have been spending so much time reading the posts of so many that appear to have moved on and are no longer regular contributors to this engaging ongoing discussion. Very sad indeed, I had hoped to speak with some of those people when I get a Walker of my own.

I am pleased just as much on the other side of that coin to see that others are still here and a part of this thread!

I am on page 69 and still gleaning bits of wisdom from the Walker owners club. Only 1800 or so posts to go!
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Old November 4, 2011, 10:52 AM   #3116
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Scrat, it looks like I made a promise I'm gonna have to break. My Mom passed away last night, so I won't get to go to the match after all.

They have a side match called Shoot and Scoot where all participants donate their guns and ammo and they are staged at various places all the way down the covered part of the range. That's three stages and 6 bays all together. You end up shooting the equivalent of a whole match in whatever time it takes to get from start to end. I was gonna put my R&D cylinder (so I would be able to have it reloaded in time for the next shooter)in my Walker and it would be somewhere in the middle of the setup.

I'm sure some of the Cowboys and Cowgirls who are used to their slicked up mouse fart smokeless .38's were gonna really love me, and their expressions would have made great video.
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Old November 4, 2011, 11:01 AM   #3117
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condolences Pulp.
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Old November 4, 2011, 11:56 AM   #3118
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Pulp,
I am sorry to hear of your loss.
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Old November 4, 2011, 04:44 PM   #3119
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Pulp, Please accept my condolences on your loss too.
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Old November 4, 2011, 10:01 PM   #3120
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Pulp, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Was looking forward to shooting with you this weekend; but, we'll just have to postpone it till a later date.

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Old November 4, 2011, 10:07 PM   #3121
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Pulp im really sorry to hear about your loss. You are a friend indeed here. My respects to you and your family.
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Old November 4, 2011, 10:22 PM   #3122
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my inclusion into the Walker club was not to be. The signature series Walker was out of time and in bad shape when I removed the barrel. the bolt would need to be replaced and the cylinder pin was loose. it was missing one of the alignment pins on the frame as well. When I pulled back on the hammer it rotated past the line up. I am still bitten with the bug and thanks to many of you guys and your posts I will not be happy untill I get a Walker. THANKS...
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Old November 4, 2011, 11:46 PM   #3123
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Pulp,
Thoughts and prayers for you and yours.
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Old November 5, 2011, 01:47 PM   #3124
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Here's my latest. Acquired it as part of a multi-gun deal. A previous owner built the Uberti kit and "antiqued" it. It was pretty rough. The trigger guard had lots of casting marks, the barrel was rough sanded, as was the cylinder. Yeah, it looked "old," but it looked like a kit that hadn't been finished well.

I took the cylinder down with superfine wet/dry sandpaper to get rid of the sanding marks. Went over the frame and barrel the same way to remove some of the brown (there was too much, in my opinion). Hit screw heads and the wedge with the wet/dry paper, too, as they looked brand new. Sanded out and then polished the trigger guard, finalized it with a scotch brite pad to take the sheen off; now need to age it a bit. Then worked on the ill-fitting grip; whittled it down to a better fit with the grip frame, sanded it, and used a dull walnut oil finish.

I regret that I didn't think to take any "before" shots before going to work on it. But I think it looks pretty good at this point. Now I have to get it to the range!



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Old November 5, 2011, 01:53 PM   #3125
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It looks great!
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