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The THR Walker Club

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by scrat, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL

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  2. JCT

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    It was a fun project. Uberti does well, but they still need some polishing and internal deburring. Those screws are too soft, it seem like I can't take a gun apart or put it back together without marring up at least one screw! I'll have to order spares I guess.
    I did notice one thing today that I thought was interesting, Brownells Oxphoblue enhances the case colors. It fills in those areas of plain grey metal and it seems to richen up the colors a little bit. Nice little trick to know anyway.
     
  3. JCT

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    This is related to Walker's anyway: I just picked up a used Walker Flask with no instruction. I basically have it figured out, but I'm not impressed with the spout system. Do you guys use it, or replace it with a more typical spring spout? I like how this one holds 7 extra balls, but I think I'll be changing the spout, it doesn't seem reliable or consistent.
     
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  6. scrat

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    Wow JCT that looks fantastic. Ok im posting up some pics of my WALKER as well as my DE BLUED 1851. I just finished.

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    Nice flasks! I'll give the Walker flask a try tomorrow, I do have some spouts around here somewhere, I use 40 grains for the Dragoon, so that'd even be ok on the Walker.
     
  9. scrat

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    Jct once you try 50 grains you will be loving life. The most i have been able to put was 55 grains. I have no idea how you can get 60 grains of black in a WALKER then seat a bullet. it just doesnt work with mine.
     
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    :eek: 60 grains of my homemade powder scares me. I'm starting at 40 tomorrow. 40 of mine equals roughly 50 of GOEX, but 40 of mine takes up more space too since it's not as dense. So, 60 of mine, if it fits, will probably break nearby windows, or cause an avalanche with all this snow :D
     
  11. scrat

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    hahahahahahaha

    id love to be there with you. Since yours is new of course you can have the first shots at the range. Just to let people know what your shooting. Then we would load them up together and fire them at the same time.

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    boy that would be fun
     
  12. GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL

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    Jct, After You Shoot It Let Everybody On Here Know If The Lever Fell, And What The Powder Load Was When It Fell, And Maybe How Many Times You Shot It With That Particular Load Before The Lever Fell, If You Would Please....
     
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  13. JCT

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    Well, I loaded it up. Works out well with my powder, I can just fill the cylinder and compress a ball into it. That gives me exactly 50 grains weight, which is probably equal to a 60 grain charge of GOEX. I'm off to shoot it for awhile and try powder loads from 40 to 50.
    Do you all use .457 balls? That's all I have right now and they work fine in the Dragoon and loaded fine in the Walker, but I'm due for a new mold this spring and I wonder if I should get .454 or .457. When I use anything but pure lead, these .457's are hard to load. With soft lead though, it's easy.
     
  14. Shawnee

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    Hi JCT...

    We'll be looking for pics of the targets. :scrutiny:


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    The chambers are 450-451 and .454 balls are ideal. 457s work fine and usually get a small velocity increase.
     
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    I got about 3 cylinders in today, shooting 15 yards at clay pigeons in the snow here. Shoots higher than the Dragoon, but burying the front sight in the notch improved accuracy, I'll have to get more time in to get better with this one.
    I'm going to have to change the nipples on this Walker. My #10 Rem caps fall right off of these! They fit fine on the Dragoon, I'm going to see if Dragoon nipples fit the Walker and I'll swap them out.
    The loading lever drops slightly with a full load, but I'm sure as it keep doing that, it'll drop all the way until I can file the catch to help it stay up.
    I may get a mold for .454 some of the balls in the last batch I made have some recycled buckshot ( lead/antimony ) and there very difficult to load. .454's probably work better in both my Walker and Dragoon.
    Thanks for the help, when I can, I'll do some targets and see what I can do for groups with the Walker. I know it'll be accurate, a friend of mine has a Walker and is dead on with it, but it took him a few months of tweaking and practice to do it.
     
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    good information let us know what happens with the nipple change for sure
     
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    Here's yet another picture, Walker, 3rd model Dragoon and my new 1849 pocket .31 I just got today from track of the wolf. It was dirty and tarnished, but cleaned up like new! Charcoal blue with great case colors, stamped "BF" 1995.
    I think the next one in the colt collection will have to be an 1860 Army.
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    Jct those are very nice. Either that or you just really know how to take a picture. Either way you got me beat. Only way i could do better is to take my guns to photographer.
     
  21. JCT

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    Thanks, they are very nice, I love the grips on all these, I've lucked out with those. But the pics are nothing special, I just try to get the right lighting/angle and use the highest quality setting on the camera. Then I use "enhance" in my iPhoto program. It does all the work and really improves my otherwise average photos.
    It's a whole challenge in itself to photograph guns, I'd like to get better at that actually, I think lighting is the key.
     
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    Very nice photos - no matter how you arrived at them, JCT - and the guns are really great. Especially like that Dragoon !

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  23. scrat

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    Good Morning WALKER members.
     
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    Big Bad Gun Is The Man

    BIG BAD GUN Just recieved my holster today. Very quick delivery by USPS. Fantastic work. Just Fantastic. The fit is perfect. What a great looking holster. Im just attaching the photo that you already posted until i can get some pics myself. Great work. Very Highly recomended. Anyone here looking to get a very good quality holster check out BBG. I had BBG put down USMR. For The United States Mounted Rifles. The engraved on my WALKER.

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    Thanks scrat again that holster is a bastardized 49er holster the belt loop is part of the back of the holster to hold the piece closer to the body. My design. Anytime you are ready for another let me know. I have a couple new designs that I have posted check out the Cabelas remmie thread.
     

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