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Old May 5, 2009, 02:17 PM   #1476
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I don't have a Walker; but I have read Blood Meridian and I have a Colt Signature series 3rd model Dragoon.

Those two qualifications are about as close as you can get without actually owing the gun!

Actually I was thinking of the Walker back when I picked up the Dragoon. The dropping loading lever I think is what steered me away from it. No regrets, the 3rd model has been a great shooting .44. I may yet get the Walker but I want one of the Colt reissues rather than a Uberti, so I need to shop around.
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Old May 5, 2009, 06:50 PM   #1477
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Poordevil,
Not to sound mean, but that is like riding a scooter and wanting to be in the harley club.
While the dragoon is a good gun it aint a walker.
so go get the walker, feel the power.
You know you want it.
But glad to know ya.
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Old May 5, 2009, 07:46 PM   #1478
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I'm in Alabama and I have a laptop hooked up here. The eyes of Alabama are upon you!
I will only be here about a month then I'm going back home. (I guess)
I'vd got to shoot some rabbits out of my sister's garden, plus she said there's a wild turkey that show's up there around sun up every morning and just struts around and eats like the garden belonged to him. Plus she's ran lot's of deer out of it several times already..She's got a damn humongus garden. I mean it's big. Her 2 grandchildren help her work it....
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Old May 5, 2009, 07:49 PM   #1479
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Good to see you back on here. The place was starting to go to hell.
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Old May 5, 2009, 08:07 PM   #1480
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Sniper, thank you for the welcome back....
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Old May 5, 2009, 08:42 PM   #1481
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turkey

GOTC, glad to here you made it ok. I just rolled in from old mexico. I just knew you'd be checking out a wild turkey when you got back home in Alabama. God bless and the Walker will work fine just aim for his face. Or you might just want to admire & study the old bird. In the mean time keep you weapon clean the breeze to your face and Jesus in your heart.
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Old May 5, 2009, 09:04 PM   #1482
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Brotherlloyd, good evening to you. Glad you made it ok likewise.
Yeah, there's lot's of turkey's in Alabama. I probably won't use the Walker. I'll probably use a '58. Between my nephew and my grand nephew I think they'vd already shot 2 or 3 turkey's around there. I think they used shotguns....
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Old May 5, 2009, 10:25 PM   #1483
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NO NO NO you have to use the walker and post some pics or email them to me and i will post. wow sounds like your going to have a heck of a month. welcome back GOTC how was the drive.
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Old May 5, 2009, 11:14 PM   #1484
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Scrat, good evening. The drive was fine. I just hate driving through St. Louis and across that damn river bridge in Memphis. Family's doing good. I love them but I don't want to live down here, Scrat. I just feel closed in and hampered. I didn't drive the truck down. I got a driver for that. I drove a personal vehicle.
Scrat, my sister fed me a big plate of country ham (of course she fed the truck driver to) and buttermilk cornbread just as soon as we got there. Damn!! It was good! And cabbage. There was plenty of cabbage to. The driver drank sweetened iced tea and I drank coffee.
I love them and we all missed each other but I already miss Wyoming and Montana. I spend a right smart of time in Montana during the summer months. Up there by Great Falls next to the Sioux reservation.
Well, good to hear from you Scrat....
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Old May 6, 2009, 12:33 AM   #1485
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If ( or as, ) the 'Walkers' are KING...


Who then would be the Prince? Or Princes?
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Old May 6, 2009, 08:36 AM   #1486
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Found this and thought it might be helpful

http://www.gun-data.com/colt_walker_dragoon%20.html
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Old May 6, 2009, 10:14 AM   #1487
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Great link, thanks NS.
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Old May 6, 2009, 01:37 PM   #1488
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Heavy metal from a Walker?

Walker savants -

What is the chance I can safely fire these bargain bin bruisers from my Uberti Walker? And what charge of BP would be appropriate?

Looking to make an impression on the steel gongs at my next outing.







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Old May 6, 2009, 02:46 PM   #1489
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Don't know. Never tried to fire any of them. All I'vd ever shot are the .457 swaged round lead balls. Somebody will jump on here and tell you though....

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Old May 6, 2009, 03:03 PM   #1490
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http://store.bluebookinc.com/Info/PD...Proofmarks.pdf

this was an old post from mykeal back in 06 in another forum thanks
found out my Uberti Walker is a 1983
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Old May 6, 2009, 08:00 PM   #1491
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What is the chance I can safely fire these bargain bin bruisers from my Uberti Walker? And what charge of BP would be appropriate?

Looking to make an impression on the steel gongs at my next outing.
It's not as much of being a question of whether one can, it's more about whether one should & whether it's advisable.
The reproduction Picket type bullet only weighs 170 grains (Post #14 has velocity data):

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthrea...=picket+bullet

On the other hand, that Buffalo Bullet is a deer hunting bullet that's more intended for shooting out of .45 rifles along with a fairly heavy powder charge.
There's wear and tear on the gun to consider, and also the distance that these heavy bullets will be able to travel with the available room left for the powder load.

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Old May 6, 2009, 08:07 PM   #1492
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Gentleman: "bama? or Wyoming? Which is your home?
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Old May 6, 2009, 08:29 PM   #1493
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PWillie, borned and raised on squirrel dumplings and pinto beans and cornbread in the hills of North Alabama. My relations are still scattered all across that part of the country. I call Wyoming home now. I like it up there. I'll be going back in several weeks from now....
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Old May 6, 2009, 09:19 PM   #1494
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There's wear and tear on the gun to consider, and also the distance that these heavy bullets will be able to travel with the available room left for the powder load.
Very true articap. Great information in that link, thank you.

Just a rough guess, but I imagine I'd have hard time getting 30 or 35 gr behind that big honking chunk of lead. Additionally, I am impressed by the energy figures mec posts for the Walker with practical loads and bullet weights. A 285 grain projectile is a bit out of line for the Walker. Darn.
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Old May 6, 2009, 09:27 PM   #1495
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Buffalo made Ball-ets for revolvers, too - they were smaller. Buffalo folded up a couple years back, though some shops still have old stock.
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Old May 6, 2009, 09:35 PM   #1496
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. . . though some shops still have old stock . . .
Old is right, I found these in the bargain bin during my wanderings to local gun shops. The price on the sticker is from several years ago, and these were half of that as I recall. The lube on the bullets had dried up and turned to powder. The Styrofoam container is quite nice though. Holds the bullets nice and snug, and can be repurposed for any number of things. Wish I had more of them.
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Old May 6, 2009, 09:35 PM   #1497
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Howdy there Gentleman of the Charcoal...say hi to Bami from me, and you have a great time...
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Old May 6, 2009, 09:39 PM   #1498
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Old May 6, 2009, 09:53 PM   #1499
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Why not carefully trim the Buffalo Bullets down in size with a razor knife or such? They don't all need to be cut perfectly and exactly the same. I'd just hope that they don't need paper patching to stay put in the chamber under recoil.



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Old May 6, 2009, 09:53 PM   #1500
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