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Old October 8, 2009, 08:01 PM   #2176
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The ban would be lifted..and fully accepted as the official White House secret sercive weapon of choice....
Ah.... That may give the term, "concealed weapon" a whole new meaning.

Understand the folks in Washington aren't saying that they can't have 'um, it's just ordinary people and unreconstructed rebels they is concerned about.

Homeland security, and all that stuff...
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Old October 9, 2009, 02:39 PM   #2177
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In that case I need to get another one.
If the Gov says we can't have one, we need two of em.

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Old October 9, 2009, 03:57 PM   #2178
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You is in serious trouble boy... The goons is going to be a'comming for you.

Watch out for them black helio-choppers...
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Old October 9, 2009, 08:35 PM   #2179
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Well, after being a helo crew chief for several years, I know where the weak points are and have the ability to exploit them

first two are for the walker, the third is a 45-70-500
I have lots of em.
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Old October 9, 2009, 08:49 PM   #2180
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I took my brother out to the farm, and let him shoot.
First was the navy colt clone in 45 cal.
After a cpl of cylinders, I brought out the beast!
At first it scared him
After a cpl cylinders, you know the look, Eyes open wide, big ole sh-t eatin grin.
When we got back home, my mom gave us the third degree, she thought we had been up to no good, just like when we were kids.
I have to admit, it was the most fun we have had together in a long long time.
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Old October 9, 2009, 08:51 PM   #2181
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WOW, I just noticed, It has been over a year, since I joined the official Walker Club.
How cool is that?
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Old October 9, 2009, 09:11 PM   #2182
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ThebigAR2003,
If you get a walker,
1. you will never regret it.
2. you can never have to much firepower
3.always take extra powder,shot, and caps to the range, you WILL need it.
walkers are hungry, and people will want to try it.
You have to let them, it is cruel to fire off a cylinder full and then not share.
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Old October 10, 2009, 01:33 PM   #2183
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lots of powder walkers get very hungry
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Old October 10, 2009, 01:48 PM   #2184
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Can easily burn thru a pound at the range.
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Old October 24, 2009, 08:40 PM   #2185
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1847 Colt Walker .44 Fetches $920K at Auction - 0
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A pristine, corrosion-free Colt Walker .44 black powder revolver (ca. 1847) sold at auction in Fairfield, Maine to an unknown bidder yesterday for $800,000 (plus a 17 percent auction commission).

The sale reflected the most ever fetched for the model, of which fewer than 170 are believed to exist. It was also the highest price ever paid for any type of Colt firearm.

The black powder cartridge pistol was sold with the original powder flask, issued at Vera Cruz to Private Sam Wilson in 1847.


The gun’s owner, Montanan John McBride, 80, said he decided to sell it at auction because his family had no interest in historic firearms and wanted to use the proceeds to purchase property. The gun previously belonged to McBride’s great-great uncle.

“It was a painful decision,” McBride told the Kennebec (ME) Journal newspaper. “The family would rather have land than pistols. I can understand that. I don’t necessarily agree with it.”

A spokesman for the auction company’s firearms division said the price commanded for the pristine Colt was all about condition. There was not a spot of rust or oxidation on the massive, 9-inch barrel--or anywhere else on the gun.

“This is a military gun that normally is found in relic condition,” said Wes Dillon, “What we are seeing here is a unique opportunity in the gun-collecting world.”

Known as one of the most powerful handguns in history, the original Colt Walker had an overall length of 15.5 inches and weighed approximately 4.75 pounds. It held 50-to 60-grains of black powder and shot a conical 220-grain bullet or .44 cal. roundball.

By comparison, the original .45 Colt cartridge used a 250 grain bullet and 40 grains of powder. The Walker stood alone in repeating handgun ballistics superiority until the introduction of the .357 Magnum in 1935.

Only about 1,100 Walker pistols were made during a short production run in 1847. Its namesake, Capt. Samuel Hamilton Walker, a war hero who fought in the Texas-Mexico wars, collaborated with gunmaker Samuel Colt to create a pistol suitable for the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Dragoons.

Capt. Walker wrote in 1847 that the gun was “as effective as a common rifle at 100 yards and superior to a musket even at 200.”

Besides the fact that relatively few of the pistols were manufactured in the first place, a contributing factor in the scarcity (and value) of the Walker Colt today is that many of the guns were damaged by mis-loading. When it was introduced, few men had ever seen a revolver--much less shot one--resulting in burst cylinders and the accidental firing of all six chambers at once.
Think i can get that much for my Cimmaron Walker. lol
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Old October 24, 2009, 09:00 PM   #2186
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So.....whens the big Walker shootin match??
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Old October 24, 2009, 09:36 PM   #2187
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Yes..!


A nice 'Walker' Match would be nice.


I have not made the Maiden Voyage yet...m-a-y-b-e...tomorrow!


I will propose -


'Match' commences to-morrow, and, goes all week.


Targets get posted here.


Any 'small' Bull's Eye Target, Paper Plate, or as one please.


30 feet...or, Ten Yards.


One Handed..(though other Hand may support 'elbow' of Shooing Arm).


Only the first "6" count...no 'warming up!' with anything prior.


Full Loads...
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Old October 24, 2009, 10:36 PM   #2188
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lol can you imagine all the smoke with all of us.
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Old October 24, 2009, 10:58 PM   #2189
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All that smoke will shield the earth from the sun's rays and we will plunge into the proverbial "Nuclear Winter."
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Old October 24, 2009, 11:18 PM   #2190
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Why not do a charity shoot..where all entry fee's and all donations go to deserving famalies of our soldiers fightin over there....maybe even have cabelas sponser it..with a Walker as a grand prize...just an idea..
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Old October 24, 2009, 11:24 PM   #2191
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Old October 24, 2009, 11:25 PM   #2192
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Here's nice Target anyone may Print-out on their Printer -


http://www.lyndenhuggins.com/hunting...ets/circle.pdf
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Old October 24, 2009, 11:43 PM   #2193
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Hey Scrat...can this dude join?
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Old October 25, 2009, 09:02 AM   #2194
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Talking

Just a quick note.
Don't put targets on trees.
I can only get 3 shots per target.
The exploding bark rips the targets apart.
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Old October 25, 2009, 04:54 PM   #2195
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Oyeboten..Thanks for the link for the targets. I just sat here and ran off one dozen prints and saved the link to favorites for future use....
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Old October 25, 2009, 06:46 PM   #2196
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You are welcome GofTC,



Probably the ONLY things I like about these present times...are the Internet, and, having a Computer and Printer to make use of it.


Wish my Printer would handle those 'thin' cheapy-bargain-brand Paper Plates..!


Round Targets would be fun...



Damn...I was wanting to go finally shoot the Walker to-day, but it's really windy, and, I got into further phases of a much needed cleaning-getting-rid-of-stuff-re-shuffle-make-room, toward getting my re-loading Bench things set up.


This will be really good for my Cap-and-Ball Revolver interests also...being 'Organized', having my supplies organized, and dedicated room for their lay-out, would sure be nice.
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Old October 25, 2009, 07:57 PM   #2197
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oh ya those are some nice targets
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Old October 30, 2009, 04:22 AM   #2198
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1st pistole I ever purchased, which I found in a Pawn Shop in my home town while I was still in HS, Brand New in the Box for $50.00
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Old October 30, 2009, 05:32 AM   #2199
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Hi Colonel Flashman,


Neat...


Do you still have it?
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Old October 30, 2009, 08:49 AM   #2200
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That IS neat colonol....what brand?
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