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Old November 10, 2011, 02:22 AM   #3151
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It was from Dixie Gun Works:

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...oducts_id=9268
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Old November 12, 2011, 09:20 AM   #3152
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Here's my Walker:

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Old November 12, 2011, 10:58 AM   #3153
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Beautiful WALKER
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Old November 12, 2011, 10:03 PM   #3154
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Beautiful WALKER
aren't they all?
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Old November 13, 2011, 10:13 AM   #3155
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Old November 13, 2011, 02:50 PM   #3156
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Thanks for the compliment there scrat and construction! If this gun looks familiar, it's because it used to belong to Legionnaire.

What's more, he's the one who removed the bluing from the cylinder in the interest of maintaining authenticity. I didn't realize that Walkers were manufactured sans bluing on the cylinder; it seems like a strange feature to me. But I must admit it looks kinda cool.
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Old November 13, 2011, 10:16 PM   #3157
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OK, this is KILLIN me! I have been going back to GB several times a day to see if the guy marks my Walker "payment recieved". Nada so far. After itr clears he is gonna take 3 days to ship it. I am jonesin to handle my hand cannon! I am not thrilled about the case color, it is spotty as in big spots all over the areas. I will know more when I see it close up an personal. I am also curious as to date of manufacture. I can see no markings other than the US 1847 above the wedge. There are no top or bottom pics of it though. I like the clean look. I can't wait to see if it is times right and if the cylinders are larger than the bore. I am also anxious to fit the extra cylinder and check timing on it too. The gun has no marks in the bolt ovals on the cylinders in the pics, may be that it has not been rotated much. The wait is frustrating! Post me us some Walker eye candy to sooth my nerves fellas! This is almost as bad as waiting 2 months to go pick up my Ural GearUp!
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Old November 14, 2011, 10:24 AM   #3158
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I hear you indy. I bought a shotgun on GB and it took 2 weeks to get it. I was going nuts waiting. but it was worth it.
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Old November 14, 2011, 10:33 AM   #3159
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update, I called them and they indeed have the money order and it is supposed to ship priority mail TODAY!! WHOO HOOO!!!!!
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Old November 14, 2011, 06:21 PM   #3160
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The mighty Walker - this target was only ten yards away, but it's still impressive.

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Old November 14, 2011, 07:10 PM   #3161
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Post me us some Walker eye candy to sooth my nerves fellas!
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Old November 14, 2011, 07:31 PM   #3162
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love those Walkers! keep em comin! Hope to add a few of my own soon!
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Old November 14, 2011, 07:35 PM   #3163
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I have been watching several Walker flasks on ebay, I keep getting outbid. I even had the bid and watched it tick down to "0" seconds and lost the auction. The bid list claimed the winner bid with 8 seconds to go, I think I got hosed by ebay! That was a new Pedersoli Walker flask.
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Old November 15, 2011, 02:07 AM   #3164
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Berkley,
Those two Walkers look really nice. I am beginning to like the stripped blue cylinders more and more.
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Old November 15, 2011, 03:51 AM   #3165
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yeah, Berkley, your Walkers are verrrrry easy on the eyes,

and I certainly would not want to oppose Norton and his Walker!
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Old November 15, 2011, 07:45 AM   #3166
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I wish they were mine.
The bottom one sold for $920,000 in 2008, and the top one is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Eye candy indeed.
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Old November 15, 2011, 09:15 AM   #3167
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The bottom one sold for $920,000 in 2008, and the top one is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

WOW!

I didn't realize those Walkers were genuine! How did you come to know them? I assume that we're looking at the "factory" finish? Notably, the grips have a slightly different geometry; the top one seems pointier where it interfaces with the frame. Do you know any of the history behind these two Walkers?

I'm pining to know more about these stunning and fascinating guns; I'm sure others are too.
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Old November 15, 2011, 12:56 PM   #3168
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I was wondering about the grips also. Maybe it has to do with the lighting and the slight difference in the angle of the shots.
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Old November 15, 2011, 01:19 PM   #3169
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one thing I noticed different about the Italy replicas is the rear of the bottom grip area. The originals had a blunter rear bottom and the replicas seem to be sharper, more akin to the 1873 style. The gen IIs seem to be more like the originals as well. It would seem easier on the palm to have that area more like the original.
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Old November 15, 2011, 01:37 PM   #3170
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I'm pining to know more about these stunning and fascinating guns; I'm sure others are too.
The story of the $920K Walker can be read here: Link

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Colt Walker is shown here: Link
It came from the collection of John E. Parsons, a prominent early gun collector and author of books on Colt, Smith & Wesson, Winchester and Deringer firearms. While you're browsing the museum's online collection, don't miss the gold inlaid and engraved Colt Dragoon that once belonged to the Sultan of Turkey: Link
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Old November 15, 2011, 02:04 PM   #3171
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I knew the owner of the Dragoon in the link you posted. I even saw that revolver when I was a kid. He owned a local gunshop that I used to visit on a fairly regular basis. He was supposed to have been one of the leading authorities on Colt, according to him and some of the locals. There is or was a book published about the Colt revolvers that featured a lot of the pieces that guy owned. I remember seeing that book on display behind the sales counter, and I think that Dragoon was pictured on the dust cover of the book too. I do know those books were very expensive at the time, way more than five and ten cent comic books. If I remember correctly, he had a dug relic Walker in a lucite cube in his shop also.
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Old November 15, 2011, 03:07 PM   #3172
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Berkley - thanks for posting additional information about those two Walkers; the John McBride story was fascinating!
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Old November 15, 2011, 03:12 PM   #3173
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Those two Walkers look really nice. I am beginning to like the stripped blue cylinders more and more.

Yeah me too, it kind of grows on you. I bought my Walker from Legionnaire sans bluing on the cylinder. At first I wasn't sure I liked it, but now I think itís good looking. What's more, it's period correct, which is persuasion enough for me to like it.
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Old November 15, 2011, 03:53 PM   #3174
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So, what's the difference between a Whitneyville Walker and a Walker?
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Old November 15, 2011, 04:11 PM   #3175
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One has 'Whitneyville' in front of Walker and the other doesn't!
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