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Old April 6, 2009, 09:48 PM   #1026
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with well over 500 rounds thru my Walker I must say that I have never had a problem with the lever dropping. Maybe im just lucky.
It's all that clean living! I have to shoot 50gr or more to have a problem with mine. It seems happy with 45-48 grs, a grease cookie and 457 rb.
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Old April 6, 2009, 09:48 PM   #1027
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Thanks for the cudo's guy's, just seemed the simplest way to fix it without altering the gun with the supplies at hand.

pwillie, you think up another method....all that thinkin' has just plumb tuckered me out LOL!

bigdad gun, it's always the exception that proves the rule. Now, I have no idea what that means, but I've heard it so often it must be true.
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Old April 6, 2009, 09:58 PM   #1028
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Ginormous, I don't know if there's phosphorus in the brass or not, but it's a snug fit out of heavy metal and if I can get 1/2 the same use out of it bigbadgun get's on his, I'll be happy. Afterall, how many bad guy's and indian's are there left to shoot anyhow?
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Old April 6, 2009, 10:41 PM   #1029
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Good point. I like it a lot. As I remarked before, it's a well executed idea, and looks great.
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Old April 6, 2009, 10:54 PM   #1030
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i like it i like it alot. better start making another. next pay day i will send you a pm
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Old April 6, 2009, 11:08 PM   #1031
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i like it i like it alot. better start making another. next pay day i will send you a pm
Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.

Build a better Walker lever fix, and that path will be paved with gold.
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Old April 7, 2009, 05:26 PM   #1032
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Did Pedersoli ever make Walkers? I was in the proce4ss of buying another one and the seller just informed me it isn't a Uberti. He thinks by the link I gave him its a Pedersoli...........did they ever make Walkers and are they worht a hoot?? I was only aware of the COlt repros, Armi San Marco, Pietta and Uberti had ever made them. help please

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Old April 7, 2009, 07:07 PM   #1033
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Figured it out, thanks
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Old April 7, 2009, 07:54 PM   #1034
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Question: In the movie Outlaw Josey Wales,the colts that Clint used, were they "Walkers"? and if they were, did his have a catch on the loading lever? I just looked at a trailer of the movie, and I thought I saw a Walker with a catch on the end of the lever. If it is in deed a "Walker"?
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Old April 7, 2009, 08:38 PM   #1035
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He had a pair of Walkers, but they had stock latches. He also had (IIRC, been a long time since I've seen it) an 1860 in a tanker-style chest rig - which might be what you're thinking of.
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Old April 7, 2009, 09:28 PM   #1036
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Could have been..... the 1860 that is....
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Old April 7, 2009, 09:35 PM   #1037
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A bit of a broader take on the Josey Wales situation.

Josey (Eastwood) carried four revolvers (plus used rifles) but may have had a fifth revolver although you never see him carrying or using it.

The confusion may have come about because of film editing and some progressive sequence was lost as a result. Fans of the Eastwood movies will know that there was almost a fetish for displaying interesting period firearms and we get good glimpses of them being disassembled, reassembled and re-loaded in various configurations.

The four revolvers Eastwoods character consistently carries are 2 x 1847 standard Walkers in side holsters (I am surprised he did not wear braces!). His ‘utility’ weapon was an 1861 Colt Navy which he normally wears as a belt gun. His ‘backup’ is an 1848 Baby Dragoon worn in an underarm shoulder holster beneath his coat. The possible fifth gun is an 1860 Army.

Neither of the Walkers have forward loading lever latches and the Baby Dragoon does not have a loading lever at all. So you are probably looking at the ’61 Navy which does have the forward latch.

There is a wrinkle or two here though!

When Josey arms himself again by pulling a gun from the burnt out ruins of his home he extricates the ‘61 Navy – or does he? In the brief glimpse you get the gun has no loading lever or rammer and looks very much like an 1860 Army from the cylinder shape.

Later in the film the ’61 is seen more often and more clearly and has the loading lever assembly installed.

However there is a discrepancy! Josey makes his escape from the Union Amnesty Ambush with a young boy. This guy had to hand all of his weapons in and this is portrayed – so he is totally unarmed.

A bit later in the film he pulls an 1860 Army which is in normal configuration with a front loading lever latch. Where did this appear from? The inference is that Josey gave it to him because neither had any time to pick anything up during the escape.

Another view is the that the ’61 Navy Josey originally retrieved was actually a conversion – hence the lack of loading lever and the different cylinder shape which makes it look like a ’60 Army from what you can fleetingly see.

But then again why would the ’61 Navy have the C&B loading gear on it later?

Back to the Walkers. They seem pretty standard to my eyes. They were rubber replicas or blank firing replicas. Eastwood is a pretty big guy but swinging two fireable Walker replicas around and firing them single handed would have been something of a chore in my opinion.

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Old April 8, 2009, 12:15 AM   #1038
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Are you really from Australia?The last Aussi I met in the flesh,was in Vung Tau...1967....Good bunch of guys! I say thats a very good analogy of Eastwoods movie....I just looked at some clips,but didn't get as much out of them as you did.But I really don't know what to look for, Thanks, Willie
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Old April 8, 2009, 01:07 AM   #1039
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Yeah I am an Aussie – but do not let that get in the way of a good story!

Equally I do not presume to take credit for all of the information I posted. I am relaying it from a wise old owl on a forum elsewhere. But any of you can check it out by having the DVD and freeze framing it at suitable times so you have time to look and ponder!

I am also trying to learn myself so am just passing on what I found of interest to myself, plus a few of my own views.

I shudder to think what Scrat will respond to the following as it has nothing to do with Walkers and should probably be on a different thread – but……..

For some interesting looks at period pieces the following are worth gazing at from Eastwoods movies:

1. For a Few Dollars More. The scene where Mortimer unrolls his saddle roll to select a weapon. I would love to know what those weapons are.
2. The Good the Bad and the Ugly. Scene where Eastwood is cleaning his revolver and has to reassemble it in a hurry. They spent a lot of film time on this and so it makes interesting viewing. What actually is the subject gun?
3. The GB&U again. The scene where Tuco is messing about in a gun shop and assembling a ‘best fit’ weapon. What are the other guns seen and what does he end up with?

Just teasers – keep taking the tablets and applying the lotion!

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Old April 8, 2009, 08:04 AM   #1040
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You sound just like a guy I met at the bar in the "Grand Hotel" in Vung Tau.....he was a tunnel rat....
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Old April 8, 2009, 03:38 PM   #1041
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Dad had a real high opinion of the Aussies he served with in Vietnam (69-70 Vung-Tau and Thon Suhn Nhut Air Base and another airbase that slips my mind right now.). I can rmeember him telling me stories about taking fire on a base where some Aussies were imbedded with us troops as well and him and a couple of other guys taking up a fox hole a group of Aussies jumped in with them during a firefight . Dad came home so my hats off to his Aussie brothers in Arms Well, my second Walker deal failed but I found another rare bird........... a Uberti Tucker and Sherrard Dragoon Has anyone ever had one. Was wanting another Walker but thought this is a rare bird indeed and almost a Walker.........but based on a real Texas made dragoon

http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20ameri...ucker%20gb.htm

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Old April 9, 2009, 02:55 AM   #1042
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Yeah NS - You have me fascinated with that Uberti dragoon.

Details and pics please !!!!

When did Uberti make it?

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Old April 9, 2009, 09:40 AM   #1043
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It won't be in my grubby paws for anohter week or so. He has to get it from a Sutler that was selling it for him. I guess they made these starting about 30 years ago, and quit maybe 10 or 15 years ago from what I can gather. I have never seen another one and what info I can find is very scarse.
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Old April 9, 2009, 10:22 AM   #1044
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Sounds like something to have but not shoot. Im sure if anything broke you would have to have parts made for it.
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Old April 9, 2009, 11:56 AM   #1045
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Nothing but a 2nd generation Walker.....the only real differerance is the scroll engraving on teh cylinder etc......cosmetic It was a exact copy of the 2nd dragoon And Uberti maeks them so shouldn't be a problem.
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Old April 10, 2009, 01:19 AM   #1046
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Eastwood is a pretty big guy but swinging two fireable Walker replicas around and firing them single handed would have been something of a chore in my opinion.
That's because you are from Australia.
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Old April 10, 2009, 01:25 AM   #1047
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Oh, and it's been a while since I have ben on this site. 42 pages? Wow. You can all thank me for inspiring this thread. Also, you can all send me money. Yeah, that's the ticket.
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Old April 10, 2009, 02:52 AM   #1048
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Ok DixieTexian thank you, and you thank Scrat for keepin' it up and movin'...
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Old April 10, 2009, 09:51 PM   #1049
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Alright boys!! (and girls)
Ya'll can check with Scrat. Sheriff is back in town. Scrat and I are going to get the Walker Club straightened back out! I'vd got copies of all the rules and regulations concerning membership in this very elite organization, plus tax forms, costs of the fines for broken rules, etc etc..Scrat will get with you on all of it!! 14th Alabama CSA..(GOC)
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Old April 11, 2009, 12:46 AM   #1050
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You got to look out for this bunch, they ain't what you remember. Why without adult supervision they've gone hog wild. I fear for my life every time I come in here.

Why one of them actually rigged up a bay-o-net on the end of a Walker. The sight of that picture would cause Ms. Brady to swoon on the spot.

Then there was another member that came up with a "Buntline Walker," complete with a Dragoon shoulder stock and a custom 16 inch barrel.

I shudder to think what might be next!!! Why can't people be satisfied with a nice civilalized '49 Pocket Model???

Normal folks like us aren't safe here - I'm going to go hide under the bed...
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