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Old March 28, 2008, 08:27 AM   #376
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I got a son of a Walker, an 1848 3rd Model Dragoon - does that count?

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Old March 28, 2008, 08:54 PM   #377
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Old March 28, 2008, 08:55 PM   #378
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my 44. cal

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Old March 29, 2008, 09:15 AM   #379
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Here's my boys, I couldn't help throwing in my Model P also. The 1851 and Peacemaker are Colt, the Walkers are Uberti.

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Old March 29, 2008, 09:22 AM   #380
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BigG, that is a beautiful dragoon, the finish looks like Colt.
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Old March 29, 2008, 02:19 PM   #381
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Sorry about the failed posts

Can't seem to get the pictures thru of my Colt 1st Dragoon. I might not have a chance to try again for awhile because I am a spray pilot and I will be busy thru August. Thank you for letting me join your fine group but when it comes to computers and putting up pictures I don't know the rudder from the elevators. Elbert
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Old March 29, 2008, 05:12 PM   #382
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I'm with OWS, Big G., that's a great-lookin' Dragoon !!

Anytime you get sick of it I've got the perfect place for it at my house !
I'll even pay the shipping costs !

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Old March 31, 2008, 12:20 AM   #383
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I received Friday my Pedersoli "Picket" mold for the Walker. I casted a few bullets Saturday and tried them along round balls yesterday. The quality of the mold is nice, but being "historical" in design, the handles are all metal and even with heavy gloves, it's getting pretty hot soon whereas the mold itself is not at the right temperature yet, resulting in poorly casted bullets :

I modified the handles, adding wooden tips, and the bullets I casted yesterday afternoon are nice.
for both bullet, I did as in a MLAIC match : 13 rounds, 1/2 h, 25 meters, one hand shooting.
This is my "round balls" target, H&N .457, 40 grains Suiss n3, 15 grains semolina, grease over :

This is my "Picket balls" target, 45 grains suiss n3, no semolina, grease over :

Considering both the very weight of the Walker after having already shot a match and the poorly casted bullets can explain why the results sucks so much with the Picket bullets. Next week, I'll shoot only my (well-casted this time) Picket and see what happens.
Here is a view of the Pickets in the cylinder :
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Old March 31, 2008, 01:42 AM   #384
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Well, it's not a Walker, but it's my way to spare the average taxpayer's money. The French SecDef will be happy to learn that we can cut in 10 the cost of ammunitions. We'll just need then to enlist 10 or 20 times more guys and we can deliver the same rate of fire as with automatic weapons
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Old March 31, 2008, 02:47 AM   #385
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Planning to join y'all as soon as I can find a good 'un. I've handled a couple of originals and liked the feel, but all of the repros that I've run across feel wrong.
Any suggestions?

As it is, I'll keep on with the Ruger Old Army, '58 Rem, and '51 Colt.
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Old March 31, 2008, 04:55 AM   #386
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A picture of the modified mold and some nicer bullets :
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Old March 31, 2008, 07:11 AM   #387
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Planning to join y'all as soon as I can find a good 'un. I've handled a couple of originals and liked the feel, but all of the repros that I've run across feel wrong.
Any suggestions?
Original what? Walkers? What does 'feel wrong' mean? I'd love to help but I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old March 31, 2008, 07:57 AM   #388
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Old Wornout Soldier and Shawnee:

Thank you! That is a Colt Signature Series 3rd Model Dragoon.

The finish is like a Python in the bluing or like a SAA in the overall casehardening and bluing.

If you get a hankering for a great looking revolver, the Colt Signature Series can't be beat.
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Old March 31, 2008, 10:10 AM   #389
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Yeah, original Walkers. One was pretty much pristine-looking although it was a civilian model made from mixed parts, but the one that attracted me was in almost relic condition. Pitted, battered, slightly modified (a spring-catch added to the loading lever), it felt right.
Then again, I was raised on battered, original guns from attics, barns, and caves. My first cap-n-ball was a '58 Remington that came out of a creosote barrel in an old mine. That gun had character!
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Old March 31, 2008, 10:43 AM   #390
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Those handles look really good for sure i need to do that
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Old March 31, 2008, 08:01 PM   #391
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Shot my Pocket Rifle 18 times awhile ago. 3 cylinders. 48 grains Triple Seven [3fff] each chamber. .457 swaged round lead balls. Remington #11 percussion caps.-- 65--100--125 yards, 1 cylinder each.
I'vd done scrubbed out the barrel and the chambers good with the brush and cleaning solvent and cleaned the nipples. I'vd got the wood folded back and the metal soaking awhile in some 'Gun Scrubber' I sprayed on it. I'll dry it and patch it and lube it in a little while.
I enjoyed myself....
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Old March 31, 2008, 10:39 PM   #392
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Old March 31, 2008, 10:49 PM   #393
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hahahahah agreed
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Old March 31, 2008, 10:50 PM   #394
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Old Worn Out Soldier Very nice pics
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Old April 2, 2008, 10:11 AM   #395
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Walker Pictures

I am trying to upload photos of my Walker for proof of being worthy of such company. Wish me luck all. I think I got it here is my Walker with several other of my favorite pieces. Rifles and muskets are used for hunting, not just wall hangers.
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Old April 2, 2008, 10:21 AM   #396
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BrettDixon, WELCOME ABOARD SIR!!
Nice looking pieces for real.
Pretty good bunch of ol' boys on here. Hope you enjoy yourself on here. WELCOME ABOARD!!....
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Old April 2, 2008, 03:06 PM   #397
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Nice picks Brett Welcome Aboard
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Old April 2, 2008, 03:07 PM   #398
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1 Scrat (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
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15 StrawHat
16 Mustanger1
17 Phantom Captain
18 Pulp
19 Snaggletooth
20 RugerBob
21 J.T.Gerrity
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24 JCT
25 Old Wornout Soldier
26 Brett Dixon
27. Razorback 1010
28. Rebel Dave
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Old April 2, 2008, 03:45 PM   #399
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Smile sign me up too please

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Old April 2, 2008, 03:46 PM   #400
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