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Walker Question - Loose Barrel Group Fit

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Honest John, Mar 18, 2012.

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  1. Honest John

    Honest John Member

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    I've disassembled my Uberti replica Walker a few times and have shot it once. Recently I noticed a slight horizontal and vertical wobble between the barrel group and frame. I've tried pounding the barrel wedge further in to tighten the fit with no apparent improvement.
    Is this normal? Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. BHP FAN

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    Check the two pins that connect the frame to the barrel group. If it's not that, you may have real trouble... too small of an ''arbor''/too large of a hole in the barrel group for the arbor [cylinder pin] to go into, or worse, a loose arbor.
     
  3. Honest John

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    Thanks BHP FAN. The problem appears to be with the arbor fit. But the movement is very slight and may not be having much of an effect on accuracy - here is four cylinders at 20 yards, Weaver stance, 40 grains of Triple 7 pushing a .451 ball:

    Do other proud Walker owners have absolutely no movement of the barrel group relative to the frame?
     

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    There should be NO movement of barrel to frame on any Colt open top revolver.
     
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    remove the hammer you should be able to see the pin in the frame that holds in the arbor shaft. use a punch to tap it down a bit more then try it again it should be ok.
     
  6. Honest John

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    Thanks scrat, I will try that!
     
  7. JohnnyCremains

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    I had an Uberti that did this many years ago. It was fine until I fired some full house 60 grain loads in it then it loosened right up. I sent it back to Cabelas and they replaced it.
     
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