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Offline ssb73q

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While waiting for my Walker
« on: December 27, 2015, 06:36:36 AM »
Hi, while waiting for my Uberti 1847 Walker I have been watching the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales. Although not considered a belt handgun, Clint Eastwood seemed to easily carry them.

Are there any other period movies that feature the Walker?

I understand that the original Walkers had the cylinder in the white. I wonder why the repos blue their Walker cylinder?

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 06:47:04 AM »
Hi, I found a nice reference on Walker movies:

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Colt_Walker

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 08:41:14 AM »
I believe the TV series Hell on Wheels featured a Walker.  Not really sure though since I have never seen any of it. 

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2015, 09:28:42 AM »
Don't remember a Walker in Hell On Wheels. The show featured a G&G which was really a brass 1860.

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2015, 09:47:41 AM »
I love my Walker!  L@.

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2015, 10:43:32 AM »
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Hi, while waiting for my Uberti 1847 Walker I have been watching the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales. Although not considered a belt handgun, Clint Eastwood seemed to easily carry them...

Hi Richard,

He carried them easily because, [multiple choice]

a) It was written by the screenwriters.
b) They were worn only for a matter of minutes for the screen shots.
c) They may or may not have actually been made of metal.
d) They may or may not have been just enough of the grip frame to appear correct.




...I understand that the original Walkers had the cylinder in the white. I wonder why the repos blue their Walker cylinder?

Regards,
Richard...

Just the way they do things. 

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2015, 11:10:34 AM »
Don't remember a Walker in Hell On Wheels. The show featured a G&G which was really a brass 1860.
OK, maybe not,  Longmire maybe.  Just have heard the talk.  I don't have cable and don't watch TV or movies much.  I'll stick to topics I'm more familiar with.

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2015, 12:31:02 PM »
Not Longmire either. That's a modern day show altho there was an 1858 Remington on a desk that got used as a club once.

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2015, 02:44:47 PM »
Strawhat,

The correct answer is "all of the above". I have seen Clint in person. He is a tall skinny guy. Lugging around a Walker all day would have worn him out. :-* 8)

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2015, 07:32:28 PM »
Why are you waiting for your Walker?

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2015, 07:57:20 PM »
Hi Mike, I ordered a Walker from Cabelas a few days ago, due to arrive on Tuesday. I will order a Howell .45 Colt conversion cylinder for it soon.

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Richard
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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2015, 10:30:02 PM »
Ahh!  Worth the wait!!

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2015, 06:37:43 AM »
Hi, just one more day of waiting until I can affect the earths magnetic field around my house. While waiting, research shows that Sam Colt documented his correspondence with Walker in a book that's out of print, but available. I bought a copy like this one on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sam-Colts-Own-Record-1847-Paperback-Reprint-June-1992-/331646129628?hash=item4d37a655dc:g:3VgAAOSwHnFV6b7g

This should provide some good background on the Walker and be an interesting read.

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Richard
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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2015, 07:57:05 AM »
Gus McCray (Robert Duval), carried a Walker in the series "Lonesome Dove", It was a conversion to cartridges.

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2015, 10:02:23 AM »
Hi, I ordered the Howell 6-shot .45 Colt conversion cylinder for my Walker. The .45 BPM looks like an interesting cartridge for it, see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_Black_Powder_Magnum .

The downside is that 460 S&W brass is expensive and I would need to buy new dies. This will go on my future projects list.

Regards,
Richard
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