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Offline scooby

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Whitneyville
« on: June 12, 2016, 07:16:04 AM »
Shot this one last evening. Of my four dragoon versions, I prefer this one the most. Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure.












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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 07:35:48 AM »
My favorite as well Scoob!!

Nice pics  (as usual!!)

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016, 08:21:04 AM »
Nice pics again.  I only have one Dragoon,  a second model.  I have not shot mine much at all.   Maybe I'll get it out next weekend.

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 05:17:40 PM »
Looks like I'm going to have to get one of those now too...

Nice looking Dragoon Scooby.  I have read that the Walkers came with the cylinder in the white, did the Whitneyville's come that way also or is that your own personal taste?

Great gun and pics.

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 05:42:59 PM »
I don't know if I can take it anymore Scooby. Your photos are great, and though I don't own one, the Whitneyville Dragoon is my favorite of the Dragoon series and I like the way you took the cylinder to white like the originals.

As an edit: Your flask looks a lot like the one I bought back in 1969, except your looks better than mine.

« Last Edit: June 12, 2016, 06:20:49 PM by Bishop Creek »

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016, 09:52:16 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016, 11:23:37 PM »
Looks good with the whitened cylinder. Nice group too.

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016, 08:51:48 AM »
99whip, the original had the cylinder in the white same as the Walker. I stripped this one soon after I got it.

Bishop, I remember that flask of your's from another post.  However, I am going to argue that yours looks better that mine. I have a real liking to time achieved patina like I see on that flask. I bet your's is made of thicker gaged copper, given the time it was made, than mine. It is only a couple years old and of thin gaged copper.

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 06:47:40 PM »
I hate to admit it, but I like your Whitneyville better than my second.
That be a good looking gun, Steve!
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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2016, 10:12:47 AM »
Hi scooby, as always great photos of a significant BP revolver. What was the range for your superb shooting on the paper plate?

BTW, I love the use a period correct "in-the-white" cylinder, good for you.

I understand that the reason the Walker series of revolver cylinders weren't blued is because Colt didn't want to change the heat treating of the cylinder with hot bluing salts.

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2016, 07:45:39 PM »
Thanks Richard, the distance was 20 yards with a two hand hold.

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2016, 12:07:29 PM »
I bought a second Walker last night, a Cimmaron. The first one I bought is a Uberti with excellent coloring and figured grips.

That makes two Walkers, to go with my two Third model Dragoons.

A problem in southern California is that most of the nearby ranges, those within 50 miles of me, have shut down. To get far enough away from civilization, to where it is legal to shoot, you will drive over 150 miles one way. And, you better have a current hunting license on you.

They don't have to take our guns, they just have to make it illegal to shoot anywhere.

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2016, 12:53:16 PM »
That why i still live in Virginia and in the country....step out on the back porch aka firing line and let er rip.

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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2016, 10:48:33 AM »
Hi Bill, are there any indoor ranges close to you? If so, you may want to consider a .45 Colt conversion cylinder for your Walker where you can shoot smokeless loadings.

Regards,
Richard
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Re: Whitneyville
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2016, 12:09:20 PM »
Hi Bill, are there any indoor ranges close to you? If so, you may want to consider a .45 Colt conversion cylinder for your Walker where you can shoot smokeless loadings.

Regards,
Richard

As soon as my wife's medical conditions allows it, we are going to move out of California...

Arizona will  be our next address.

Bill
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