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Old March 29, 2009, 12:34 AM   #976
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where was that bought at though
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Old April 1, 2009, 07:03 PM   #977
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Walker bayonet

TMC 4232, The bayonet is 1942. I also have a shortened version, but the revolver dwarfs the thing.
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Old April 1, 2009, 08:57 PM   #978
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A bit of advice please guys.

I was most captivated by TMC4232’s concept of a Walker ‘Long Range Express’ so I intend to have one made.

I have been in touch with a very good gunsmith and extending the barrel to 18” with a replacement barrel is not seen as a problem.

The detachable shoulder stock however may be with cutting out the shoulder stock slots without something to measure from!

The Uberti Walkers are not cut out for shoulder stocks but the Whitneyville Dragoon (and the other Dragoons I believe) were.

Would a Whitneyville Dragoon stock be capable of fitting to a Walker do you think if the Walker was slotted to take it?

On the other hand what stock did TMC4232 have in mind in real terms rather than a concept image?

Thanks in advance.

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Old April 1, 2009, 09:34 PM   #979
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I would suggest that you contact the following company, as they specialize in parts for replica cap & ball revolvers.

VTI Gun Parts
P.O. Box 509
Lakeville, CT. 06039

www.vtigunparts.com

In terms of a replica, you might be better off by starting with a 1st model Dragoon that would come with the necessary modifications to take a shoulder stock. Then modify the barrel so that the frame could be fitted with a Walker cylinder.

In any case, VTI will know what parts fit what particular revolver(s).
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Old April 1, 2009, 10:10 PM   #980
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The Walker and Dragoons have the same size frames. You would need a shoulder stock designed for the wider frame of the Walker/Dragoons. Cutting the Walker frame notches is not a problem. You would need to notch the bottom of the grip frame.
Starting with a Dragoon frame you would need to change the cylinder and arbor to Walker parts, then use your custom barrel.
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Old April 1, 2009, 10:15 PM   #981
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I think the only Dragoon model cut for the stock is the 3rd, as far as current Uberti goes.

Also, I don't see a backstrap for the Walker or Whitneyville that's suitable either.

I think you'll have to modify both.

VTI is an excellent source for parts but I've found Taylor's to often be less expensive.
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Old April 2, 2009, 12:41 AM   #982
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While VTI isn’t necessarily the least expensive, they are an excellent source for informed help, but for that matter so is Taylor’s.

In any case, if this project goes forward it’s not going to be inexpensive. If you build on a Walker platform both the backstrap and frame would have to be altered to take the stock. If you use a 3rd Model Dragoon backstrap and trigger guard the mainspring, mainspring screw, and possibly the hammer might have to be changed. Any way you look at it, it’s going to be involved.
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Old April 2, 2009, 08:04 AM   #983
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It might get expensive, but you have to start somewhere.
If you get one built, let me know, how much and by who.
I will start saving.
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Old April 2, 2009, 09:04 AM   #984
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Have you found a shoulder stock that well fit the Dragoon?

The frame and grip cuts are very simple milling operations. A good smith could do all three in an hours time.

What size wheels are you putting under it?
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Old April 2, 2009, 11:55 AM   #985
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I just want the barrel. i can mount my own bipod lol
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Old April 2, 2009, 05:15 PM   #986
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Hello, new member here and a new Walker owner. Would like to join the "Walker club" Thanks
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Old April 2, 2009, 05:23 PM   #987
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Thanks for the further information guys – this is all a great help.

You can be sure that I will post periodically on progress but this is going to be a long project – mainly because of geographical considerations (I am in Australia).

At present the sequence is/will be.

1. Ensure that the project if feasible with the Walker (That is where I am now).
2. Take my ‘shooting Uberti Walker’ to the gunsmith for him to assess and mic up etc.
3. The gunsmith then knows what barrel material to source. He is fully equipped for making the new barrel and keen to do so.
4. From frame and spring information that is coming up on this thread, I will have to get that area resolved and planned for.
5. I am sourcing information from Uberti at the moment but have to wait for that to come in.
6. If at this stage the project is feasible then I will buy in another new Walker. That will be where most of the delay will come from as it is a minimum of 4 months delay for delivery. I know I can get them off the shelf in the States but I just invite work and it will take that long to get through the Customs and Police paperwork plus export/import agents fees at both ends and those turkeys do not miss you!
7. I have located a brand new Uberti Dragoon stock and will be taking a look at it next week along with a 3rd Model Dragoon – but I want to have a really good crack at doing all this with a Walker as that was the original concept and it has come from the THR Walker Club. So I want the project to stay as part of the club.
8. Finishing. I have some ideas about a degree of engraving and maybe some unique matching serial numbers which will add to the allure if Ubertu will play ball! I will almost certainly have the whole thing cased as although it is intended for regular firing it will be quite valuable and I do not want it damaged.
9. Once the new Walker is in then it can all be done in one fell swoop and out to the range it will go.
10. The final step will then be to write up the entire procedure and post it here so that you guys can copy it if you wish, plus pics and a range report.

Regarding the question about undercarriage. I have some ideas about a modified shopping trolley to tow the thing around on LOL!

I really must again say thanks for the help that has been forthcoming from this Club. I am not rich but I am attempting to retire and I am selling a couple of aircraft so I am not going to run out of money half way through. If it is possible to convert the Walker in this way then it is going to be done!

But I do have another appeal for help (and I guess Old Fuff is the guy as he appears to really have his finger on the pulse). What exactly is inadequate about the Walker back strap and springs that will get in the way of this conversion?

Keep taking the pills and applying the lotion!

Aye

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Old April 2, 2009, 05:31 PM   #988
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Old April 2, 2009, 05:41 PM   #989
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Thanks Scrat, have already contacted BIGBADGUN to get a pair of holsters made Lots of good info on this thread thats for sure
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Old April 2, 2009, 06:50 PM   #990
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Uhhh, pictures?
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Old April 2, 2009, 07:01 PM   #991
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Will get some taken soon
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Old April 3, 2009, 02:35 PM   #992
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991 post wow you guys are awesome. some very good information here in the last 40 pages. what 67 members. lets keep it up. just remember keep the topics to WALKER. Thanks everyone. this has got to be heading towards the number 1 thread on thr
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Old April 3, 2009, 04:00 PM   #993
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SCRAT,

Please put me down as a member. Having a 2nd Generation Colt Walker should allow me to qualify.

TIA
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Old April 3, 2009, 04:31 PM   #994
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I held a Uberti Walker at the gun shop today. Does that count?

This was a fact finding mission to see how the loading lever was retained on the Walker as compared to the Dragoon. Elegant design that hides the spring nicely, but a bit weak in the tooth. That's a really L O N G cylinder too.

Sticker was $325, previously owned, and the guy said make an offer. Visions of a key to the Walker club executive restroom danced across my mind. But then I was rudely snapped back to reality, and an obligation to Bigbadgun to send in measurements and payment for a pommel holster, crossdraw holster and belt.

I know better than to go into that shop, but the shiny things inside are just so . . tempting.
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Old April 3, 2009, 05:00 PM   #995
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Old April 3, 2009, 05:02 PM   #996
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Please put me down as a member. Having a 2nd Generation Colt Walker should allow me to qualify.

TIA
You owe us pics on this one
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Old April 3, 2009, 06:05 PM   #997
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This thread seems to have a life of its own anymore thats a beautiful thing. And the thing is its just gonna keep growing.
Good Job scrat and everybody involved.
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Old April 4, 2009, 09:48 AM   #998
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Ginormous,
You just as well go make an offer and buy the walker.
No since in torturing yourself.
I looked at mine every time I went into the hardware store for a year.
It was $340.00 new, and I needed another gun like a hole in the head.
I have had a C&R for about 20 years and have a bunch of stuff.
It takes me an entire day just to clean them.
The only thing I did by waiting a year, was lose a year of fun.
But the walker is now the most used firearm I have and the most fun.
As for the loading handle, you could use weak loads or come up with your own method of dealing with it under 60 gr charges. I use a bread tie (two actually) to hold it in place and then undo to reload.
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Old April 4, 2009, 10:27 AM   #999
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I am now looking at a Colt Walker,Uberti or 2nd Gen, I think thats correct,but would like to know if one of the conversions will fit. R&D or KIrst? Thanks for your help.Willie
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Old April 4, 2009, 11:28 AM   #1000
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Pwillie if you were to get a Colt Walker 2nd edition you will have a hard time trying to find a replacement cylinder. I wouldnt really want to shoot that gun as much. As for the uberti you can find conversion cylinders in both kirst and R&D available all over the place.

AND this is post 1000
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