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Offline ssb73q

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Some hits and misses doing Walker mods
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:48:53 AM »
Hi, I came across a video of a guy doing Walker mods. Some work, some don't. IMO a wannabe gunsmith. The video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwnsn0BG2eM

A few mods of his leave me cold:
A loose fitting brass arbor extension.
The replacement of the hand spring with a "ruger" type spring.
The washer under the bolt/trigger spring.

Notice the location of a house relative to his targets, minute 39:05.

IMO it won't be long before he sells his problem child to some poor unsuspecting newbie.

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Richard
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Re: Some hits and misses doing Walker mods
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 11:29:38 AM »
  Most of his ideas are good, but the execution leaves something to be desired. I also don't like loose shims that can fall out when disassembling for cleaning.

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Re: Some hits and misses doing Walker mods
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 07:06:02 PM »
I used a couple of thin washers in my dragoon. They worked well for me but I took them out when I sold it figuring whoever got it would want to fix it their way.

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Re: Some hits and misses doing Walker mods
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 11:13:40 PM »
This guy actually has some very good gun reviews, including a review of the new Standard Mfg, SAA replica and a shooting video in which he compares SAA's by Colt, Uberti, USFA and Standard. From what I've seen he's very ethical and wouldn't ever sell that Walker without full disclosure.