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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2016, 01:44:37 PM »
Colt also toured and billed himself as Doctor Colt.  Had some nitrous oxide to keep his customers happy.

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2016, 05:14:45 PM »
Yes but casting with it would misalign the grains again.

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2016, 06:48:42 AM »
Hi, I found a nice reference on Walker movies:

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

Regards,
Richard

Hi, I just finished watching the idiotic western movie, "Three Amigos". It was an asinine movie, but did feature the Walker for a minute or two. I laughed my ass off at the Walker handling and use. I can picture Sam having a similar handling issue. Maybe that's why Sam has yet to shoot his Walker?

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2016, 06:59:18 AM »
Richard, this "Three Amigos" movie...who played in it?

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2016, 07:06:10 AM »
Here you go Sam:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092086/

IMO it has become a cult movie.

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Richard
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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2016, 07:15:33 AM »
I love that movie!!!!  L@.

I didn't know there was a Colt Walker in that movie.  :-[

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2016, 08:28:49 AM »
I just watched a few extracts on Youtube, and I guess I'll watch the whole movie tonight. It shouldn't put my poor old brains under too much strain...

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2016, 10:05:00 AM »
The thought of Steve Martin with a Walker should scare anyone.
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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2016, 12:46:54 PM »
AS I said, I watched the movie. There is indeed a Walker in it, and it has a very important part too. You have to fast forward to approximately 61:18 and watch the gunfight.
Otherwise, the best I can say is you got to be in a very relaxed mood to appreciate it.  (*3

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2016, 12:10:52 PM »
Hi, I'm again waiting for a new Walker. I ordered the kit Uberti Walker, see:
https://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?products_id=2033&osCsid=5lvl69p4bv09p6f63u77bbu3s2

Not sure how I am going to finish it, nickel or antique. In any event the cylinder will be finished in white, bare or nickel.

Just when you think you are out, the desire for a new revolver pulls you back in.  :)

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Richard
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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2016, 02:11:42 PM »
Hi, I'm again waiting for a new Walker. I ordered the kit Uberti Walker, see:
https://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?products_id=2033&osCsid=5lvl69p4bv09p6f63u77bbu3s2

Not sure how I am going to finish it, nickel or antique. In any event the cylinder will be finished in white, bare or nickel.

Just when you think you are out, the desire for a new revolver pulls you back in.  :)

Regards,
Richard

I have always been intrigued with having a 2nd Model Dragoon sporting a Walker cylinder and shortened forcing cone, only because of the smaller (not by much) frame and the better load-lever/latch. There have been many posts concerning this fantasy revolver work-up and it can be done. Now I just have to find the money for it.  ;D

At any rate, good luck with your project and we expect to see the fruits of your labor soon (?).

Jim

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2016, 03:19:42 PM »
That should be a good project for you Richard.   I'm sure you will keep us updated as the project proceeds.   A nickel plated Walker would be a unique piece.

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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2016, 08:24:20 PM »
Richard....this should be good! ;)
Are you gonna do the dovetail front sight?
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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2016, 03:50:01 AM »
Hi Kirk, it may be tough to dovetail a Walker since the blade sight is longer than the standard 3/8" dovetail width. My dovetail jig only produces a dovetail a little smaller than 3/8". IMO freehand filing a wider dovetail on the round barrel would end up badly.

Since I already have a shooter Walker, this Walker will be a nickel plated display gun that blinds the viewer.  )lI )lI

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Richard
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Re: While waiting for my Walker
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2016, 09:17:00 AM »
Hi, if I want to antique the kit Uberti Walker, what would you suggest? Anyone have a favorite do-it-at-home steel antiquing formula?

Checking on prices for chrome, nickel, nitride, and hot blue finishing it appears one would need to spend as much on the finish as the kit.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Regards,
Richard
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